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Cripps LLP

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London EC4R, London SW3, Tunbridge Wells, West Malling

Nigel Stanford

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Cripps LLP

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Partner with expertise in corporate and corporate finance work, including acquisitions and disposals, MBOs and MBIs, venture capital, joint ventures and shareholder agreements. Particular expertise in media and advertising work and insurance.


Articled Nabarro Nathanson; qualified 1991; assistant 1991-94; company solicitor CIA Group 1994-97; company secretary and solicitor CIA Europe 1997-2001; head of legal and corporate affairs CIA Worldwide 2001; head of legal and corporate affairs Mediaedge:cia Worldwide 2001-02; consultant 2002-06; partner Cripps LLP 2006. Current directorships at Davinci Construction Limited and Stanford Media Limited.


Banbury School; Southampton University (1987 2(1)); Guildford College of Law (1988 first time pass).


Despairing at Leeds United’s form, watching cricket and football, golf, food and wine, his children.

South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Cripps LLP¬†¬†is highly rated for its ‚Äėsolid knowledge of corporate and M&A transactions and reliable, straightforward advice‚Äô. The¬† team continues to attract an impressive range of mandates across mergers, acquisitions, sales and secondary buyouts, many of which are inbound. It is known for its focus on transactions in the private equity sphere and expertise in the technology and media sectors. Highlights included advising the shareholders of MTR Group on the sale of the entire share capital and assisting the management team of Bunker Secure Hosting with the secondary, leveraged buyout of the company from Foresight Private Equity.¬†James Beaton¬†leads the corporate division, Nigel Stanford¬†heads the corporate team and¬†Pete Kenyon¬†leads the commercial group.¬†Salim Somjee¬† is highly regarded for his M&A and private equity skill set and managing associate¬†Helen Garner¬†has expertise in private equity and capital markets.

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South East: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The arrival of¬†Victoria Symons¬†has significantly strengthened the practice at¬†Cripps LLP; clients 'rate her and the team very highly'. She joins a practice headed by¬†Nigel Stanford¬†and¬†¬†James Beatton¬†which is praised for its 'top levels of service' and for its 'engaging and proactive approach'. It acts for lenders (including Clydesdale and Lloyds Banking Group) as well as borrowers on a range of transactions; recent highlights include advising CH1 Investment Partners on structuring a number of SPVs that will raise funds from high-net-worth investors for the purpose of financing the development and construction of solar farms and other renewable energy projects. In another key transaction, Beatton advised HSBC on the ‚ā¨5m acquisition financing for the purchase of a company in Germany, while Stanford acted alongside¬†Julie Hughes¬†for AdEPT Telecom on a ¬£30m syndicated facility provided by Barclays Bank and RBS.

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South East: TMT

Media and entertainment

Within: Media and entertainment

The 'excellent'¬†Cripps LLP¬†team ‚Äėunderstands the client‚Äôs business thoroughly‚Äô and ‚Äėis as good as any of the big London firms‚Äô. The firm acts for major advertising and marketing services agencies, rights owners and publishers, among others, with representative clients including Instinctif Partners, Hearts & Science and Samba Communications.¬†Pete Kenyon¬†heads the firm‚Äôs advertising, technology and media team in Kings Hill and specialises in working with media and creative agencies and online publishers, with recent projects of note including acting for social media marketing agency Influencer on an issue of shares to Caspar Lee and advising We Are Social on its commercial agreements. Tunbridge Wells-based¬†Nigel Stanford¬†specialises in M&A deals in the technology and media sectors, recently completing a joint venture arrangement for client DAC Group Europe with Spanish media agency Infinity Media Services.¬†Kathryn Rogers,¬†Irfan Baluch¬†and¬†Salim Somjee¬†are other figures of note.

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