Edward is a Partner in our Corporate team and is a specialist in transactions in the retail and consumer, energy and technology sectors. His practice splits into advising international corporates, founders of businesses and family offices.

Recent mandates for international corporate entities include:

  • Amscan, the world's largest party products business (M&A)
  • Avia Solutions Group: acquisition of Chapman Freeborn, a leading international aircraft charter broker
  • Coca Cola Amatil (Aust): acquisition of Chilli Brands (co-counsel)
  • Jones Lang LaSalle: acquisitions and joint and corporate ventures
  • Just Eat: acquisition of City Pantry
  • Stryker: investment into Indo UK Institute of Health
  • The Entertainer (UK's largest independent toy retailer): acquisitions including the Early Learning Centre from Mothercare and Spanish toy retailer, Poly
  • An offshore purchaser acquire perhaps the world's best known toy retailer (co-counsel)
  • International re-organisations for retail brands, digital businesses and a regional energy trading platform,

Recent mandates for founders and sellers have been in retail (including beauty, food, hotels, leisure and luxury brands); energy and technology (with a particular focus on AI).

Around half of Edward's practice comprises family offices and UHNWs whether as relationship partner or their direct investments.  Recent mandates include:

  • Acted for a family selling a Jerseyco holding a block in Kensington and issues arising from a hotels' portfolio
  • Advised a business taking €180m debt from a family office investing in a renewable energy supportco
  • Established and continuing to advise on the structure and corporate governance of a number of single family offices
  • Advised on the acquisition of trophy hotels, golf courses and a residential estate agency
  • Advised a gas technologyco on its JV with a London PE house on a large offshore energy project
  • Advise a Swiss based family-owned luxury business on all their UK interests
  • Advised a London multi-family office on the creation of investment JVs
  • Re-organised the group of a UHNW family-owned global retail brand
  • Supported investments into AI, cyber, software and technology businesses