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Corporate

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Testimonials

Nick has been our legal advisor on most of our corporate and commercial law matters for many years now. He normally finds common sense and practical solutions to the numerous matters we throw at him.

CTV Outside Broadcasts Limited

Managing Director

You have worked tirelessly on this and it has been fraught to the end. Your ability to tune into your clients concerns and guide them through problems in an objective way is nothing less than skillful art at the service of your undoubted knowledge and experience.

Priority Freight Group

Director and Majority shareholder

Partner

Corporate

Expertise

Nick is known as a commercially minded and common sense corporate and business lawyer. He advises companies ranging from UK start-ups to multi-national trading groups on a wide range of corporate and commercial law issues. His work has ranged from advising on the sale and purchase of several telecom related companies, to buying a well-known European football club, and advising on a debt/equity restructuring for a shipping group. Nick also assists in resolving shareholder disputes.

Aside from his work as a lawyer, Nick lectures and writes regularly on various aspects of corporate law including directors’ duties and corporate governance. He is an active member of the “Good Law Initiative”, set up by the UK Cabinet Office and the Office of Parliamentary Council, and is a co-founder of the SME Alliance a lobby group for smaller businesses.

Nick Advises

  • Entrepreneurs
  • SMEs
  • Directors of all types of companies
  • Major Private Companies
  • Overseas companies doing business in the UK

Experience Highlights

  • Acquisition for large travel group on acquisition of similar company.
  • Pre-sale advice leading ultimately to the sale of, a logistics group.
  • Advising minority interests in a listed company on a City Code, take-over.
  • Led a team on the sale of a UK based international pharmaceutical distribution group with about 40 subsidiaries in 12 jurisdictions.
  • The purchase and restructuring of a European dockyard.
  • Advising a US client on the proposed acquisition of a European shipping based group with operations in Europe, India and the Far East. Worked with US lawyers and bankers on private placing to fund the acquisition.
  • The purchase of a specialist camera company for a leading European outside broadcast group.
  • Advising a client taking a minority stake in a small non-UK bank.

Publications

  • Numerous articles on corporate governance, directors’ duties and related matters including “Common sense the dark matter of business law”- following lecture given at UCL Centre for Commercial Law.
  • A series of articles entitled “Problems with the law”
  • Nick lectures widely on corporate governance, directors’ duties and related legal issues including guest lecturer at UCL Law Faculty, BPP Law School, Herzliya Interdisciplinary College (Israel).

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Clifford Turner/Clifford Chance
  • Osler Hoskin Harcourt (Toronto)
  • Ince & Co
  • Collyer Bristow

Education

  • University of Leicester (LLB)

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
Nick's team

Testimonials

Nick has been our legal advisor on most of our corporate and commercial law matters for many years now. He normally finds common sense and practical solutions to the numerous matters we throw at him.

CTV Outside Broadcasts Limited

Managing Director

You have worked tirelessly on this and it has been fraught to the end. Your ability to tune into your clients concerns and guide them through problems in an objective way is nothing less than skillful art at the service of your undoubted knowledge and experience.

Priority Freight Group

Director and Majority shareholder