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.
Advised on the investment by a family trust into a tabletennis social club.
Assisted on the investment by a Middle Eastern family office into an offshore property acquisition vehicle.
Advised on corporate matters in relation to the establishment of a family trust structure for the founder of a natural resources.
Advised Lawrence Stroll on his $235.6M investment in British iconic luxury automotive brand Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc, the £536M rights issue and on his appointment as Executive Chairman.
Representing a Fintech disrupter on its major international growth strategy.
Advised Racing Point on its £200M sponsorship agreement with Aston Martin Lagonda (since renamed Aston Martin Formula 1).
Advised Lawrence Stroll and Silas Chou on the competitive bid process and successful purchase of Force India F1 Team.
Advised Mediapro on its media and international broadcast partnership and marketing and sponsorship contract for the 30th South East Asian Games held in the Philippines in 2019.
Advised a Billionaire family office on its US$300M investment in McLaren Group.
Advised Tamara Ecclestone on the restructure of her Show & Beauty salons and her online business Fifi & Friends.
Advised The promoter of the Circuit of the Americas in relation to the Austin GP and the COTA circuit promotion agreement with Formula 1 Group.
Advising founders and executives joining or exiting businesses on the corporate aspects of their equity packages.
England and Wales, 2013
British Virgin Islands, 2021
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, by providing advice and finding legal and commercial solutions to the issues that may crop up on their commercial journey.
Whether it’s a family office wishing to invest in a motorsports team or working with a Fintech team on their cross-border growth strategy or advising founders and investors on their acquisitions, investments or disposals around the world, it’s great being able to assist private capital being invested with significant impact.