Salim Somjee > Cripps > Tunbridge Wells, England > Lawyer Profile

Cripps
NUMBER 22
MOUNT EPHRAIM
TUNBRIDGE WELLS
Kent
TN4 8AS
England

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

As a partner in the corporate team, Salim specialises in corporate transactions with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions (company/business acquisitions/disposals and management buyouts), private equity and capital markets, as well as advice to directors and shareholders of companies.  Salim is fluent in Spanish and advises Spanish businesses looking to invest/operate in the UK.

Career

Trained Mills & Reeve, qualified 2001; solicitor Clarkson Wright & Jakes 2001-07, partner 2007-10; solicitor Vertex Law 2010-12; partner Vertex Law 2012 – 13; partner Cripps LLP 2013 to present.

Languages

Spanish

Memberships

Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain

Education

Sevenoaks School (1994); University of Kent (1998, LLB Hons, English Law and Spanish Law); College of Law, London, 1999.

Leisure

Golf, wine and reading.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

(Leading individuals)

Salim SomjeeCripps

Based in Tunbridge Wells, the corporate and commercial team at Cripps regularly assists with cross-border mandates across a range of industries. The team is headed up by corporate law lead Julie Hughes, who handles healthcare and childcare instructions, and commercial law lead Kathryn Rogers, whose clients include digital media and data management agencies. Leading the growing private equity offering is Salim Somjee, who has experience in M&A, crowdfunding and capital markets work. ‘Go-to partner’ Helen Garner is a ‘star’ and also noted for her capital markets expertise. Expanding the firm’s presence in the insurance broking M&A space are James Beatton and Lowri Jones. Nigel Stanford leads on advertising, media and technology related matters. In early 2024, the firm acquired Horsham-based firm PDT Solicitors, which added the expertise of Noel Ruddy, Rebecca Glazebrook, Ian Lindley and Sian Webber.