Ian is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer specialising in corporate finance, advising on flotations (LSE and AIM), takeovers and fund raising of all types, including rights issues and placings, mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements and resolution of shareholder disputes. He also advises on management buy-ins and buy-outs, venture capital and all aspects of equity and debt investments in public and private companies. Ian also has expertise in investments into various types of funds, limited partnerships and other collective investment schemes.
In addition to the corporate aspects of law, Ian regularly advises on contracts including agency, distribution, intellectual property licensing, e-commerce, and employee share schemes. His other areas of expertise include the medical, hi-tech, software media and professional services sectors.
Ian was wonderful to work with: flexible, responsive, creative, collaborative and brilliant ... all with a good sense of humour! I highly recommend him.
Elise Howes, FI
Ian provides sound technical legal counsel and excellent service without losing sight of practical commercial considerations. He is exceptionally trustworthy, reliable and of the highest integrity.
Ian has been our legal advisor for 16 years. He has helped us negotiate with many much larger firms and we have never had a dispute. He has often pulled out the stops when we were under time pressure and has always been both completely straight and commercially aware.
David Cutts, MD
Strategy & Technology Ltd
Ian is not only an astute and knowledgeable legal advisor, but also a very reliable and supportive member of the team, often highlighting angles of the case or issue in hand which the rest of us missed. He has an intuitive ability to deal with counter parties in a productive and proactive manner and is always ready to go the extra mile.
Frank Jackson FCIS, MBA
Aurelian Oil & Gas PLC
Ian took on and tackled what was a most complicated transaction with the right blend of expertise, experience and practicality. His contribution was in no small part essential to the success of the deal; a true trusted advisor through and through.
Bob Rothenberg, Senior Partner
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
|2017||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|1980 - 2017||Maxwell Winward | Partner and Head of Corporate|
|1972 - 1979||Ashurst | Solicitor then Partner|
|1970 - 1972||Herbert Smith | Trainee then Solicitor|
|1972||Qualified as a solicitor|