Edward qualified into the Corporate & Commercial department in September 2020 having completed a training contract with the firm, including a 15-month seat in the Corporate & Commercial Department.
Edward specialises in M&A transactions with a value below £2 million, but also assists with multi-million pound financial service M&A, complex corporate restructuring, share incentive schemes and general corporate law advisory matters.
Experience | Key projects
- Sale of Independent Financial Advisor business for £6,500,000: Advising south-coast independent financial advisers on the sale of their company for £6,500,000, following a complex demerger process which incorporated significant involvement with the FCA and their requirements.
- Acquisition by a Dutch technology company of a controlling interest in a UK company: Advising a Dutch company in their acquisition of a majority shareholding in a UK Company for an initial £585,000, with further advice given in relation to a complex option agreement permitting the Dutch company to acquire the remaining share capital of the UK company at a later date.
- Investment into a boutique bakery chain: Advising a London-based bakery restaurant chain in relation to an investment in exchange for the issue of shares over multiple tranches in order to assist the opening of an additional bakery.
- Sale of an off-licence shop: Advising a client who owned a portfolio of off-licences on the sale of one of their shops, with specific provision made for a complex stock price calculation.
Interests and Hobbies
Outside of the office, Edward enjoys playing badminton, is a cooking enthusiast and is an avid England Cricket and Manchester United fan.
We worked with Alex… and Ed… in the sale of our financial advice business and we found them extremely helpful in guiding us through the whole process and making what seemed like the complex and difficult, easy to understand. We found them approachable, knowledgeable and good listeners as well as advisers. I would certainly recommend them to any other firm who might be looking to take the same path as we have.
I would like to thank Herrington Carmichael for their professional service namely Edward from commercial and Daniel from property divisions. Being new in the U.K. and not understanding the processes, they both took time to explain the process and detailed reasons for the clauses put into the contracts. Well done 5 star treatment. Will definitely use you again.
We found Alex, Ed and the commercial team at Herrington Carmichael to be very knowledgeable, helpful and attentive from start to finish when we were selling our IFA business. We would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Award winning legal advice
We are solicitors in Camberley, Wokingham and London. In 2019, Herrington Carmichael won ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazines Property Awards, ‘Best Medium Sized Business’ at the Surrey Heath Business Awards and we were named IR Global’s ‘Member of the Year’. We are ranked as a Leading Firm 2020 by Legal 500 and Alistair McArthur is ranked in Chambers 2020.