Ragavan Arunachalam > Collyer Bristow LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Collyer Bristow LLP
St Martin’s Court
10 Paternoster Row

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial, Private Equity


Ragavan is a Partner in our Corporate and Commercial team with over a decade’s experience of Company Law matters and commercial contract law. He trained at Farrer & Co, and has been with Collyer Bristow since 2007. 

He acts for private and public companies, banks, individual directors and shareholders, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and insolvency practices.

He advises on a variety of matters including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, insolvency turnaround and shareholders’ agreements and disputes. 

His clients range across a number of sectors including media, fashion, commercial property, fintech, and renewable energy.


Deal Examples

Advising Ibrahim Ibrahim, the former owner of Portland Design Associates Limited, with regards to the sale of the company to Perkins+Will, a global architectural and design firm which employs 1,800 professionals worldwide.


Portland Design was founded in 1987, and has offices in London, Dubai and Istanbul. It is an award-winning design consultancy with a client portfolio including St Pancras International, Diageo, British Land, Nestle, TfL, Heathrow, CNN and TDIC.

Ibrahim Ibrahim (Managing Director) commented: 

“Having worked hard to grow the business of Portland Design Associates over a number of years, I was delighted with the support that Ragavan and the team at Collyer Bristow provided in guiding me through the sale process. Their very meticulous step by step approach helped me understand the key issues, this was very valuable as I had not been through this type of process before.


“It was particularly useful to have advisors who had experience dealing with the expectations and demands of a US buyer, and its legal representatives. It was a testament to the team’s ability to make things run smoothly that we were able to complete this deal within the demanding two week timetable that had been set.”



Farrer & Co, Kimbells LLP (now part of Freeths), Collyer Bristow since 2007.


The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Elstree. University College London (LLB).