Whether you are buying, selling, starting or investing in a company, how the transaction is structured has enormous implications in both the short and the long term. Clever transactions minimise your risk and maximise your return; clear and informed guidance will always help you make the best decisions.
Whatever the size or complexity of the transaction, Keystone's team of experts has the depth of experience and commercial acumen you need in a trusted corporate partner.
Our clients include the owners of start-ups, high growth companies and large corporations and we also advise private investors, venture capitalists and business angels. They value the quality of our judgment, the prescience of our advice and the work we put in to understand every single transaction.
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Neal is an experienced compliance expert assisting with the drafting, updating, implementation and operation of internal regulatory and compliance policies and procedures for a range of firms within the financial services, legal and fiduciary sectors.
Edward acts principally for SMEs, assisting with corporate, commercial and employment law issues. He also frequently handles the acquisition and sale of private companies and businesses. Edward practised in the West End of London throughout his career before joining Keystone in 2010 and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
Stephen is an experienced corporate lawyer with wide-reaching expertise in corporate and commercial work. He specialises in listings on the London stock markets and acts for companies coming to all the major London exchanges.
Sally is a Manx Advocate whose practice includes a broad variety of Isle of Man (IoM) corporate and structured finance work with a particular emphasis on UK commercial real estate (CRE). Her client base comprises special opportunity funds and high-net-worth individuals investing in London and the South East, as well as regional assets across a range of asset classes.
Matthew advises entrepreneurs on complex commercial legal issues. Throughout his career, he has advised businesses and financial institutions on corporate and commercial transactions in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Australia.
Lance is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with over 30 years experience, who advises a wide range of clients from business start-ups, entrepreneurs and SME’s through to large multinational companies.
Graeme has accumulated 30 years of expertise handling corporate transactions and commercial arrangements. He specialises in mergers, acquisitions and disposals, corporate restructures and MBO’s advising UK and international clients.
Caroline is a corporate lawyer with highly-regarded expertise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions including management team investment structures and cross-border corporate reorganisations.
Leigh is an experienced international lawyer. Having spent many years as a leader and partner in leading international law firms, as well as in-house, his client portfolio comprises governments, companies and high-net-worth individuals on matters involving international development and project finance, production supply ventures, and commercial and compliance issues.
Robin has more than 15 years’ experience in relation to corporate finance, joint venture and M&A transactions acting predominantly for owner-managed businesses, SMEs and business angels.
Stephanie is a solicitor who assists Robin Hampton in the Corporate team advising on sales and purchases, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures, partnership and shareholders’ agreements, shareholder/board disputes, company formations, and general company law and related commercial advice.
Simon is a banking and finance lawyer with around twenty years’ experience in advising lenders and borrowers on traditional lending, structured finance, and real estate finance matters. He has particular expertise in non-traditional financing methods including offshore lending structures.
Lawson is an experienced corporate lawyer advising on a range of corporate matters including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, governance, corporate finance, reorganisations and restructurings.
Laura is a banking and finance lawyer with over a decade’s experience advising financial institutions and corporates on international capital markets, derivatives and structured finance transactions, and related corporate and regulatory considerations.
JP is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a wealth of knowledge gained from his time in private practice and general counsel roles.
Geoff is a Manx Advocate with a practice that includes a wide range of Isle of Man corporate and structured finance work. He has particular experience in advising lenders, investors and developers in the UK and European commercial real estate sector, and in recent years has advised upon many high-profile CRE transactions for blue chip clients relating to prime assets (mainly located in London).
An experienced energy and commodities lawyer, Philip specialises in international trade and its finance with a particular emphasis on crude oil and oil products, as well as metals and soft commodities.
A business minded lawyer with an MBA from Oxford University, Jaan is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a particular interest in entrepreneurial activity. He advises clients on their corporate structures as well as their ongoing day to day commercial activity.
Raymond is an industry leading expert in property law. With over 40 years’ experience, he has built a career on providing a quality corporate and commercial service to the real estate sector.
William is both a Manx Advocate and qualified Solicitor in England and Wales advising on a range of legal issues affecting corporate organisations. He also advises on a range of real estate and asset finance matters acting for banks, lenders (including alternative lenders and challenger banks) and borrowers in respect of the financing of Isle of Man entities, in particular companies, partnerships and trusts.
Robert is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital fundraisings, joint ventures/ shareholder agreements and corporate restructurings.
Colin is a skilled banking and finance solicitor, who specialises in corporate banking, acquisition and leveraged finance, property and development finance, and security documentation. He is experienced in advising a wide range of clients including both UK and US banks, building societies, institutional investors, and public and private companies.
Lauren is a trainee solicitor and works with the Northern Ireland team across corporate and commercial law transactions. With particular expertise in dealing with Companies House, she works across a range of sectors from company law and banking to commercial conveyancing. Prior to joining Keystone, Lauren gained substantial experience in commercial litigation, residential conveyancing, private client, and complex banking issues.
Ian is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer specialising in corporate finance, advising on flotations (LSE and AIM), takeovers and fund raising of all types, including rights issues and placings, mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements and resolution of shareholder disputes.
John is a solicitor qualified to practise in three jurisdictions: England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. John is also admitted as a Barrister and an Attorney in Bermuda. With particular expertise in corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters, his career has included a number of years spent in private practice as well as in-house. John also has a particular interest in advising clients in the property, energy, retail, hospitality, sport and general contracting industries.
A corporate lawyer with significant high level experience in the full range of corporate transactional work.
Joseph has significant experience in private transactions, especially in relation to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, equity financings, loan and security documentation and capital raising.
Jessica is an associate who works alongside the Northern Ireland team on a wide range of matters and, in particular, corporate and commercial transactions.
Jonny is a Trainee Solicitor who works alongside the Northern Ireland team on a range of duties relating to commercial property, corporate, finance and licensing law. He attends meetings with clients, assists in drafting various deeds and documents, and helps to prepare complex certificates of title for large commercial properties situated in Northern Ireland. Jonny’s experience has also seen him carry out in-depth investigative work in anticipation of litigation action.
An experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, Andrew advises a wide range of clients from business start-ups to large multinational companies. He has considerable experience in running corporate transactions and negotiating commercial contracts of all sizes, with particular focus on intellectual property licensing.
Hugh is a barrister who has specialised in aviation regulatory, corporate, commercial and competition law for over thirty years and is recognised as one of the most experienced and highly respected aviation lawyers in the UK.
Geoffrey is a consultant in the firm’s Corporate team with expertise in advising small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) spanning almost 40 years.
Laurence has broad national and international experience handling commercial support, company sales and purchases and corporate restructuring.
Bryan is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, handling the full range of corporate transactions including M&A, private equity, corporate restructures and joint ventures. He is also an employee share schemes specialist.
Stephen is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with a wide range of expertise across of number of jurisdictions.
Doug’s practice covers both corporate and banking work. He advises public and private companies and financial institutions on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and joint ventures, commercial agreements lending and other financing arrangements, as well as general corporate and securities law issues.
Aman is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer with more than ten years’ experience working on high-profile corporate and personal insolvency cases that include multi-million pound bankruptcies and fraud investigations.
Claire is an accomplished anti-bribery and corruption specialist with over 25 years’ experience in advising on business crime, corporate fraud and corruption investigations. In particular, she has an in-depth knowledge of complex international cases, instigated against both corporates and individuals by Government agencies such as the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and Department of Justice (DOJ) and by multilateral development banks, as well as urgent and extensive internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients.
Dee is an experienced corporate lawyer, undertaking a broad range of private equity and venture capital transactions and advising on buyouts, investments and refinancings as well as restructurings, acquisitions and divestments of portfolio companies. Dee also has extensive experience advising on VCT investments.
Corporate lawyer Alina advises clients on company transactions, including sales, acquisitions and reorganisations in the case of private companies, as well as a range of other general corporate matters.
Andrew is a highly experienced Corporate lawyer specialising in private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance transactions, including the establishment of investment funds, public and private fund raising, venture capital and private equity investments, takeovers, mergers, reconstructions, and joint ventures.
Simon is a financial services lawyer specialising in asset management. He advises fund sponsors/managers, service providers, fund boards, trustees and investors based in the UK and around the globe. Simon provides his clients with succinct and practical commercial advice.
As a corporate and commercial lawyer, Ian advises small to medium-sized organisations on a wide variety of transactions, both domestically and internationally. He has particularly strong experience of working with companies in the media and entertainment sector.
Diederik is a corporate and commercial lawyer with vast transactional experience and a profound understanding of entrepreneurial needs in businesses. He has acted for a wide range of clients including individuals, start-ups, and Fortune 500 and multi-national companies, advising on many large-scale M&A transactions and several IPOs.
Robert has 40 years’ experience as a corporate, commercial and financial services regulatory lawyer. He started the mis-sold pensions litigation in the early 1990s and now acts for a wide range of businesses mostly related to the insurance and financial services industry.
Charlie is a corporate and commercial lawyer with experience in providing legal advice on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, both in-house and in private practice.
Catherine is an experienced corporate lawyer who has a particular focus on advising entrepreneurs, management teams and investors of venture backed, early-stage-growth companies. She has a broad sector focus (including Technology, Life Sciences and Clean Tech) and has significant experience in venture funding, private equity, joint ventures, buying and selling private companies and corporate restructuring.
Nadim is an experienced corporate lawyer specialising in equity investments, disposals, and mergers and acquisitions. He advises high-growth companies on venture capital and private equity transactions, including seed and series A, B and C investment rounds, convertible loan note investments, and strategic acquisitions and exits (most recently for Accel Partners, Ventech, and founders of Hassle.com).