Peter has many years of experience in transactional M&A work in numerous business sectors, particularly in relation to private companies. He advises businesses on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters including shareholders’ agreements, joint ventures, share structures, reorganisations, terms and conditions and a wide variety of commercial contracts and other business matters. He has great experience of guiding clients through the challenges of negotiating agreements and is a great believer in ‘prevention is better than cure’, strongly encouraging the benefits of shareholders’ agreements for ‘ante-nuptial’ purposes.
Peter also specialises in LLP and partnership matters, including mergers and partnership agreements. In addition, he has considerable experience of advising on the resolution of shareholder and partnership disputes.
As well as enjoying legal challenges, he particularly enjoys developing personal relationships with his clients, understanding their objectives and needs and guiding them through what can be stressful negotations. He has extensive experience of assisting individuals through the hurdles and psychological challenges of selling businesses that have been built up over many years by them and sometimes have been in their families for generations.
As well as being a corporate and commercial specialist, clients see Peter as an experienced G.P. for their businesses as he is on hand for advice on all kinds of matters and is able to introduce colleagues and advisers to assist them where approporate. His key client groups include:
Peter has acted on a considerable number of M & A transactions. These vary from sub-£1 million purchases and sales to £20 million plus deals.
Committees and Memberships
Peter is “extremely knowledgeable and a great negotiator”. He responds well in tricky situations.
He has “strong technical knowledge blended with a unique skill of patience and persistence to get the job done.”
Peter is valued for his “tenacious, straight talking and results-driven” approach. He also earns praise for his “practical, down to earth, and unfussy approach.”