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Corporate

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Partner

Corporate

Expertise

Max advises UK and international businesses on a wide range of legal issues. Max helps business owners and companies navigate all stages of the corporate lifecycle – from start-up through early and later stage fundraising, M&A and exits. Max has been ranked by Chambers UK and by Legal 500 in M&A and Capital Markets since 2014.

He has extensive experience of:

  • Cross-border M&A (public and private)
  • LSE equity transactions (advising both issuers and banks on AIM and the Main Market)
  • VC and early-stage / angel investment transactions (advising both investors and corporates)
  • Joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements and LLC / LLP agreements
  • Commercial contracts
  • General corporate advice

Max also serves as a non-executive director, including as Chair of Trustees for School Food Matters. Max is fluent in French and is admitted to practice in New York as well as England and Wales.

Max Advises

Max advises clients in a variety of industries:

  • UK and international listed companies
  • Owner-managed businesses
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Start-ups
  • Investors

Experience Highlights

  • Advised US technology company on its acquisition of Danish multi-factor authentication business and parallel strategic UK investment
  • Advised NYSE-listed conglomerate on multiple UK acquisitions in the manufacturing and aerospace industries
  • Advised leading travel management company on M&A transactions and related matters
  • Advised NYSE-listed technology company on $400m UK acquisition in the electronics industry
  • Advised investment banks Cenkos Securities, Charles Stanley & Co, Canaccord Genuity, Seymour Pierce on multiple AIM IPOs and secondary placings
  • Advised US banking major on > £500m in financing and refinancing transactions
  • Advised US brewing major on multiple joint venture projects
  • Advised world-leading e-commerce company on international acquisitions and subsequent restructuring

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Dorsey & Whitney (Europe) LLP, London

Education

  • CLT / BARBRI, London – New York Bar Preparation Course
  • College of Law, London – Legal Practice Course
  • University of Leicester – LLB Law with French Law & Language
  • Université Robert Schumann, Strasbourg – Diplôme d’Etudes Juridiques Françaises
  • Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, London – French Baccalauréat

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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