Frank Shephard > DWF > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

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I am a Partner and Global Head of the Corporate Team. I deal with all types of public and private company transactions, and have worked on a number of high profile deals.




I have worked in the Manchester market for 20 years dealing in all aspects of corporate finance work including flotations and fundraisings, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions with a particular focus on the financial services, logistics, retail and technology sectors.

He acts for public and private companies as well as private equity funders, investment banks and management teams with a particular focus on the financial services, retail, technology and telecoms sectors.

I provide commercial, pragmatic corporate legal advice with a distinctively approachable style and hold the Corporate Finance qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Manchester

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At DWF, the corporate offering is overseen by global practice head Frank Shephard and M&A specialist Jonathan Robinson. The pair is well versed in private equity transactions, with Robinson also regularly handling cross-border matters. Legal director Vicky Thomas is also noted for her work in these areas. Commercial expert James Lonsdale‘s expertise spans agency, distribution, supply and outsourcing contracts issues, particularly those relating to high-profile and complex projects. In January 2022, the firm welcomed senior associate Kathryn Myers from an in-house position.