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Corporate

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Testimonials

I cannot begin to describe how valuable the legal advice and business support Asad has provided for my commercial ventures over the last 16 years has been. His speed of response, pragmatic approach and ability to cut through the jargon is both refreshing and reassuring.

I have no hesitation in recommending Asad as he takes the time to understand our business aims and proactively assists us in how best to get there.

Chris Nriapia

Marketing Director, Sentrysis Ltd

Partner

Corporate

Expertise

Asad is a corporate and commercial solicitor with a particular specialism in the digital and creative sectors. He has a broad experience in transactional deals as well as in negotiating and drafting a wide variety of commercial contracts.

In relation to corporate work, Asad is well versed in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions (by way of shares or by assets) having acted for purchasers, sellers, financial institutions and administrators.

Asad’s commercial experience extends to drafting and advising on Shareholders’ Agreements (with Cross-Options), EMI Share Option Schemes, Franchise Agreements, Agency Agreements, Distribution Agreements, Supply Agreements, Terms & Conditions, Finance & Loan Documentation, and Company Restorations.

Asad also has specific expertise in IT & E-commerce documentation, including Master Services Agreements, Software and App Licences, Website Terms & Conditions, Privacy and Cookies Policies, Terms of Website Use, Acceptable Useage Policies, Wi-Fi Agreements, Hosting Agreements and Intellectual Property Licences.

Asad Advises

  • SME owners, directors and employees
  • Financial Lenders and Institutions
  • High Growth Start-ups and Spin-offs
  • Digital and Creative businesses
  • Web, software and App developers
  • Software Houses
  • Media Agencies

Experience Highlights

  • Advised a financial services provider on an inward investment with a Regional Growth Fund.
  • Advised a Mining Company on an inward investment with a Regional Growth Fund.
  • Advised a Construction Company on an inward investment with a Regional Growth Fund.
  • Advised a Software App Developer in the sale to a FTSE 100 Company
  • Advised a Software as a Service Company on several rounds of inward investment.

Publications

Asad has had articles published in numerous publications (on-line and in print) including “Business Professional Magazine”, “Creative Bloq”, “Net Magazine”, “City Talking”, and “The Yorkshire Times”

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Blacks Solicitors, Partner
  • Godloves Solicitors, Associate
  • Nelsons Solicitors, Solicitor

Speaking Engagements

  • Asad is a regular speaker on all areas of Digital, Intellectual Property, Corporate Finance and Commercial Law.
  • His Speaker Enagements have included The British Equestrian Trade Association Annual Conference, The Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business Programme, Leeds Business Week, Venturefest, Natwest Entrepreneurial Spark Global Programme, Yorkshire Business Bootcamps, Junior Lawyers’ Division Conference and has appeared on BBC Radio several times.

Previous Businesses

  • Leeds University Union – Board of Trustees and Chair of their Audit & Risks Committee.

Education

  • The College of Law (York) – Legal Practice Course
  • University of Newcastle upon Tyne – LLB Law (Hons)

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
Testimonials

I cannot begin to describe how valuable the legal advice and business support Asad has provided for my commercial ventures over the last 16 years has been. His speed of response, pragmatic approach and ability to cut through the jargon is both refreshing and reassuring.

I have no hesitation in recommending Asad as he takes the time to understand our business aims and proactively assists us in how best to get there.

Chris Nriapia

Marketing Director, Sentrysis Ltd