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Collyer Bristow LLP

4 BEDFORD ROW, LONDON, WC1R 4TF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 7363
DX:
163 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.collyerbristow.com
Geneva, London

Paul Sillis

Tel:
Work +44 (0)20 7468 7278
Email:
Web:
www.collyerbristow.com/our-team/partners/paul-sillis
Collyer Bristow LLP

Work Department

Corporate and commercial, Education, International

Position

Partner: Paul is a member of our Corporate and Commercial team. He offers practical company commercial advice based on more than 30 years of practice and experience of companies, LLPs, partnerships, charities and other legal bodies. He works in many different industries including professional services, financial services, IT, sport, media and advertising, travel, education, medical, retail and property. Paul is often involved in the establishment of new companies, businesses or joint ventures with the associated articles of association, shareholder, investment, joint venture, partnership option or other agreements. He also advises on loan and security and other capital funding arrangements. Paul has been involved in the sale and purchase or disposal of many companies and businesses with values ranging from hundreds of thousands to 100 million pounds. He has taken many clients through this process which can be an extremely stressful, once in a lifetime event.

Career

1978-1980: Trainee, Clifford Chance; 1980: Admitted as solicitor; 1980-1983: Assistant, Corporate department, Stephenson Harwood; 1983-1987: Assistant, Corporate department, Baker & McKenzie, Hong Kong; 1987-1989: Assistant, Corporate department, Baker & McKenzie, London; 1989-present: Partner, Collyer Bristow

2000-2017: Director and Executive Member including President of World Link for Law (an international network of 70 law firms of which Collyer Bristow is a member).

Member

The Corporate Finance faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants

Education

1974-1977: Magdalene College, Cambridge (MA); 1980: Admitted as solicitor in England; 1983: Admitted as solicitor in Hong Kong; 1985: Admitted as solicitor in Victoria, Australia


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

The team at Collyer Bristow LLP focuses on acting for SME clients, particularly owner-managed businesses, in the sports, media, IP/IT, travel, health, education, retail and property sectors in particular. The team also regularly advises venture capitalist clients: practice head Jeff Roberts acted for private equity purchasing vehicle HM Holdings on its acquisition of HE-MAN Equipment, as well as for purchasing vehicle Allumette on the acquisition of aluminium powder coating business Vertik-Al. Paul Sillis acted for Unusual Industries on the acquisition of Rope Assemblies. Senior associate Ragavan Arunachalam is also noted. Fintech expert Nigel Brahams joined from Fox Williams LLP in November 2017.

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