Ian is a solution-driven individual who is dual-qualified as an attorney in South Africa and solicitor in England and Wales. He has worked on various matters in contentious, finance, and transactional areas, within real estate, mergers and acquisitions and the debt capital markets.

Ian has significant experience in optimizing business operations, management, and development. Currently, he leads the UK team responsible for commercial, intellectual property, information technology, and data protection due diligence. He and his team prepare pre and post-completion requirements as part of the M&A, PE, and VC transactional work for our Business Transactions group.

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

I have a clear focus on the implementation of technological solutions to optimise efficiency, productivity and to drive accuracy, utilising time in the most appropriate ways to support client needs to the best of my and the team's ability.


Advised BioNtech on its acquisition of InstaDeep Limited for £600m

Kester Capital Portfolio

Advised Kester Capital Portfolio on its investment in MAP Life Sciences Limited for £15m


Advised Focus4U on its acquisition of Zest4 Group for £40m

Angus Knight Pty

Advised Angus Knight Pty Ltd on its acquisition of Intuitive Thinking Skills Ltd for £5m

AVL Europe

Advised AVL Europe Ltd on its acquisition of Curve Royalty Systems Ltd for £8m