Jamal Saleh

Senior associate | London

Jamal is a senior associate in the corporate team.

He is part of a team of trusted advisers to a number of HNWIs and private capital investors, with a particular focus on investments into the sports, hotels and hospitality and technology sectors.

He is part of a team of trusted advisers to a number of HNWIs and private capital investors, with a particular focus on investments into the sports, technology, hotels and hospitality sectors, with particular expertise in the motorsport sector.

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Track record

Admissions

Advising Renault Group, the French automotive company, on the acquisition of Lotus F1 and its €1.5 billion investment in motorsport and technology. The process involved staving off Lotus’s multiple creditors, who were intent on putting the group into administration, through 4 consecutive adjournments and a subsequent dismissal, thereby saving Lotus’s 512 skilled workforce from redundancy.

Advised on the establishment of various joint ventures involving Soho House, including private members’ clubs and restaurants.

Assisted on the implementation of standard terms and conditions for Naked Noise, an independent audiovisual production company.

England and Wales, 2013

Me in a minute

What I truly love is being able to add long-lasting value to a client

I grew up thinking that being a lawyer meant that you liked arguing and you had to like words and essays. While I do enjoy all things literary and also the cut and thrust of contractual negotiation does have its thrills, what I truly love is being able to add long-lasting value to a client, whether by providing advice or finding both legal and commercial solutions, and whether that client’s a family office, a young entrepreneur, an experienced investor or a listed multinational company.

I have particularly enjoyed working on transactions with cross-border and international aspects, as well as providing advice to companies in the sports and leisure sectors: I am particularly proud to have been involved in the acquisition by Renault Group of Lotus F1: the transaction enabled me to channel my keen interest in Formula 1 and sports law in general, while the pace and high-octane nature of the transaction was apt for the sport.

My love of all things literary extends to a broad taste in music and verse and I’ll happily enjoy anything from the likes of Homer to Run DMC. I’m also a keen foodie and I enjoy making and trying new and exotic dishes with my wife who trained as a chef.

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2015

London

20 Old Bailey,

London,

EC4M 7AN

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