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Katherine Gilroy

Katherine joined Sherrards in February 2018 and is a solicitor based in the corporate commercial team. She advises on a broad range of corporate and commercial law matters including acquisitions and disposals, refinancing, shareholders’ agreements and commercial supply agreements. Since joining Sherrards, Katherine has developed a specialism in advising on data protection matters and the practical implications …

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Manzoor Ishani

One of the most respected franchising lawyers in the country, Manzoor has over 30 years’ experience of UK and international licensing, franchising and distribution law. The respected ‘Chambers’ and Partners’ guide to the legal profession ranks Manzoor in the top five franchise lawyers in the country praising his ‘stellar reputation’. Manzoor, who is a member of …

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Jean-Paul da Costa

Jean-Paul originally qualified as a Barrister in Lincoln’s Inn before moving on to become a solicitor and notary public. He has wide-ranging domestic and international corporate and commercial experience across both private practice as well as in industry, and acts as legal counsel and business advisor to a wide range of UK and international clients, …

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Jonathan Cooke

Based in London, Jonathan has over 35 years’ legal experience in the City and covers all areas of corporate commercial work, including business start-ups, acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, agency/distribution arrangements and public company transactions. He has dealt with numerous acquisitions and mergers over a period of 30 years and has particular experience in advising individuals …

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Kiall Bagnell

Kiall undertakes the full range of corporate commercial work with a considerable amount of experience dealing with share and asset acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and general contractual advice with clients ranging from start-ups to larger private and public companies. Kiall also has particular expertise in franchising; advising franchisors and franchisees on all …

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Laurel Zhang

Laurel (Xueying) Zhang heads up the firm’s China and Asia team. Laurel Zhang epitomizes the modern Chinese lawyer.  Qualified in the UK after growing up and studying in Beijing, she speaks fluent Mandarin and English.  Her reputation as a ‘go to’ lawyer for Chinese companies with ambitions to succeed abroad is a result of her …

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Leigh Head

Leigh undertakes the full range of corporate commercial legal work in wide range of sectors. Leigh is predominantly involved in general corporate and M&A work, including Private Equity transactions, banking, financial and corporate restructuring whilst retaining a number of music and media industry clients including Graphite Media Limited, Bestival and Camp Bestival; acting for plc’s …

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Hayley West

Hayley joined Sherrards in 2014 and is based in the firm’s London Office. Hayley is a corporate commercial specialist, with a particular interest in advising clients in the fashion and creative industries. Hayley assists clients on a wide range of commercial matters, including acquisitions and mergers, commercial supply agreements, IT and internet contracts, co-ownership and …

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Andrew Cooke

Andrew is a partner  in Sherrards’ corporate commercial team. Andrew advises private equity, venture capital, corporate and high net worth clients in respect of international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, including share and asset sales and purchases, MBOs/MBIs, restructurings, corporate finance, corporate governance issues, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements, partnership agreements and general contractual advice. …

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Geraldine Fabre

Geraldine is a partner in the corporate commercial department. She is dual qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales and an Avocat au Barreau de Paris. She specialises in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, commercial law and corporate finance. She acts for both owner-managed businesses, investors, multinational companies and financial institutions …

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