Partner

Corporate

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Partner

Corporate

Expertise

Janis is a highly experienced solicitor and barrister with a background in a wide range of legal disciplines and particularly in all aspects of corporate/commercial law. She has practiced in private practice and in-house and has management experience in addition to her practical legal offering. She interacts well with clients and with personnel at all levels in client companies and is proactive in getting to know both her clients and their businesses well so that she can tailor her advice to them. She is strong in adapting quickly to the business requirements of clients she works for or advises, and in giving measured strategic legal advice up to board level when required.

She is very commercially aware and appreciates the commercial needs of companies/clients and reacts accordingly. She is a strong negotiator, articulate and clear, with extremely strong drafting skills.

She is gregarious, sociable and able to engage people easily. She has most recently been in private practice as a Partner within two city firms. The breadth of her commercial experience has broadened further still as a result of the many different businesses with which she has worked, and from having clients from a wide and diverse variety of backgrounds. She is used to working both in a management capacity, in a team, and independently in a sole advisory capacity based on client needs.

Janis Advises

  • Share Purchase Agreements acting for companies on both sales and purchases ;
  • Asset Purchases and Sales
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • IPO’s
  • Joint Ventures
  • Trademark and Design Mark applications ;
  • De-Merger work;
  • Property Transfers
  • FCA authorisations and regulation
  • Corporate reorganisations
  • Commercial Contracts
  • General Corporate Law
  • Sports Law
  • Leisure and Hospitality
  • Commercial Property

Experience Highlights

  • ­Acting on a pre IPO funding round and IPO on the alternative markets
  • Acting on a private equity financing for £5m for a large Plant Hire Company
  • Drafting contracts for Smart Energy Providers
  • Acting as part of a team on a very large acquisition of a hotel chain.
  • Numerous sales and purchases of Company’s and Assets
  • Experience on commercial contracts in numerous different areas including Saas, Logistics, procurement contracts, IT/Telco financing,
  • Acting for a Franchisor in establishing their franchisee network

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Spencer West LLP – Partner:
  • Fletcher Day Partner:
  • Vanderpump & Sykes LLP
  • Lovells LLP (now Hogan Lovell)
  • Lawrence Jones (now TLT)

In house roles

  • Commission for Equality and Human Rights
  • Illumina (Cambridge)
  • Vibrant Partnerships
  • CIT Group (UK) Limited (European Legal Counsel)
  • 5D Finance Limited
  • Ladbroke Racing Ltd
  • Ladbroke Group PLC

Memberships

  • Lincoln’s Inn
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Law Society Commerce and Industry Group
  • Association of Women Barristers

Education

  • Called to the Bar, Lincoln’s Inn: 27 November 2008
  • Bar Aptitude Test BPP Law School: 2008
  • New York Bar Examinations: 1990–91
  • Admitted as a Solicitor February 1989
  • Solicitors Final Examinations, The College of Law, Chester: 1985–86
  • LLB (Hons), Birmingham City University: 1982–85

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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UK Contact

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

+49 30 220 131-000 centralservices@gunnercooke.de