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DLA Piper UK LLP

101 BARBIROLLI SQUARE, MANCHESTER, M2 3DL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 02073 490 296
Fax:
Fax 0161 235 4111
DX:
14329 MANCHESTER-1
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Web:
www.dlapiper.com

Yunus Maka

Tel:
Work +44 7968 559 307
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner in the UK Corporate team who regularly acts for listed and private companies (across the UK and internationally) on acquisitions, disposals, restructuring and joint ventures.  Yunus also acts for as well as high net worth individuals/family offices, private equity clients and management teams, including in relation to debt-funded buy outs.

Yunus has extensive experience of cross border M&A and leads various key relationships for DLA Piper.

Career

DLA Piper - 1998 to present.  Qualified in 2000.

Languages

English, Gujarati, Urdu (fluent), French and Arabic (basic).

Education

North Bolton Sixth Form College, Bolton, Lancashire; University of Manchester, BA Hons (Accounting & Law).

Leisure

Various sports, cinema and family.


North West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Manchester

Within: Leading individuals

Yunus Maka - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Manchester

The six-partner team at DLA Piper UK LLP provides ‘speedy responses’, is commended for its ‘collaborative working style’ and benefits from its ‘good international network of offices’. The corporate team acts for local, national and international clients on high-value transactions often with a cross-border element. Corporate team head James Kerrigan and commercial team head Lee Brierley, who is ‘first class’, advised Gino D'Acampo Worldwide Restaurants on a joint venture agreement with fashion retailer Next regarding the development, operation, marketing and promotion of Italian restaurants. Conviviality, BASF, Hoist Finance, Lloyds Development Capital and The Hut Group are also clients. Among the corporate team Jonathan Watkins is ‘very commercial in his approach’, Elia Montorio is praised for her ‘responsiveness’ and Yunus Maka is ‘exceptional’. In the commercial team Stephen Wright and senior associate David Booth are also noted.

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