Edward is a corporate solicitor with over 30 years’ experience advising companies on how to effectively plan and execute a variety of corporate transactions. Throughout his career, Edward has worked on many high-value acquisitions, disposals, reorganisations, mergers and takeovers, with many involving cross-border issues and significant commercial aspects. He also assists companies with, or seeking, a stock market listing, with UK equity market fundraisings and regulatory compliance.
Edward acts across all industries but has extensive experience in advising those in the retail, hospitality, and food and beverage sectors as well as manufacturing businesses.
Edward has been a contributing editor to Sweet & Maxwell’s Company Directors: Law and Liability for over a decade, and assisted with the development and publication of the CBI’s Practical Guide to Corporate Governance.
Ed has acted on investments by a number of private equity investors including 3i, LDC, Maven Capital Partners, Guinness Peat and acting for Alchemy Partners on 4 public-to-private takeovers and on the entry and exit of its investment in Ashbury Confectionery.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Recommended in The Legal 500 2019 for Corporate & Commercial
Ranked in Chambers UK 2019 for Corporate/M&A – Mid-Market & Private Equity
Lead legal adviser to the buyer in the transaction awarded ‘Deal of the Year’ at Insider Central & East of England Dealmakers Awards 2017 (Marston’s PLC’s £55m acquisition of the Charles Wells brewery and related brands)
Lead legal adviser to the buyer in the transaction awarded ‘International Deal of the Year’ at the Midlands Dealmakers Awards 2014 (the acquisition of Covpress International Holdings by a UK/China consortium)
Clients say that “he moves very quickly and is very responsive.” Chambers UK 2019
He is “very proactive” and “good at providing creative alternatives.” Chambers UK 2017
|2019||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2011 - 2019||Squire Patton Boggs | Partner|
|1999 - 2011||Wragge & Co LLP | Partner|
|1994 - 1999||KJD | Partner|
|1986 - 1994||Wragge & Co LLP | Associate|
|1988||Qualified as a solicitor|