Whether you are buying, selling, starting or investing in a company, how the transaction is structured has enormous implications in both the short and the long term. Clever transactions minimise your risk and maximise your return; clear and informed guidance will always help you make the best decisions.
Whatever the size or complexity of the transaction, Keystone's team of experts has the depth of experience and commercial acumen you need in a trusted corporate partner.
Our clients include the owners of start-ups, high growth companies and large corporations and we also advise private investors, venture capitalists and business angels. They value the quality of our judgment, the prescience of our advice and the work we put in to understand every single transaction.
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Florian is a corporate lawyer with experience acting for companies on international and domestic mergers, acquisitions, disposals, funding rounds and joint ventures; and for issuers and banks on IPOs and secondary fund-raisings.
Edward acts principally for SMEs, assisting with corporate, commercial and employment law issues. He also frequently handles the acquisition and sale of private companies and businesses. Edward practised in the West End of London throughout his career before joining Keystone in 2010 and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.
Stephen is an experienced corporate lawyer with wide-reaching expertise in corporate and commercial work. He specialises in listings on the London stock markets and acts for companies coming to all the major London exchanges.
Geoffrey has been a corporate lawyer for over 40 years, and has during that time provided corporate finance and M&A advice to a wide variety of clients, from multinationals to entrepreneur-owned private companies, across a variety of sectors.
Edward is a corporate solicitor with over 30 years’ experience advising companies on how to effectively plan and execute a variety of corporate transactions. Throughout his career, Edward has worked on many high-value acquisitions, disposals, reorganisations, mergers and takeovers, with many involving cross-border issues and significant commercial aspects.
Hazel is a corporate and commercial lawyer who advises Isle of Man companies listed on the AIM, LSE Main Market, NEX Exchange and TISE capital markets in relation to IPOs, reverse takeover, restructuring and rights issues.
Lawyer and mathematician Jennifer’s practice focuses on transactional and corporate insurance and reinsurance. She advises insurance firms, (both life and non-life), brokers, banks, hedge funds, private equity, protection and indemnity clubs (P and I Clubs) and financial institutions in, or involved with, the insurance and risk sectors.
Matthew advises entrepreneurs on complex commercial legal issues. Throughout his career, he has advised businesses and financial institutions on corporate and commercial transactions in the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Australia.
Lance is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with over 30 years experience, who advises a wide range of clients from business start-ups, entrepreneurs and SME’s through to large multinational companies.
Graeme has accumulated 30 years of expertise handling corporate transactions and commercial arrangements. He specialises in mergers, acquisitions and disposals, corporate restructures and MBO’s advising UK and international clients.
Charles is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who advises businesses, shareholders, directors and investors. His specialisms include mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions, reorganisations and joint ventures.
Caroline is a corporate lawyer with highly-regarded expertise in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions including management team investment structures and cross-border corporate reorganisations.
Robin has more than 15 years’ experience in relation to corporate finance, joint venture and M&A transactions acting predominantly for owner-managed businesses, SMEs and business angels.
Mark is a corporate and commercial transactions specialist with a practice that has a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate and project finance and all manner of commercial agreements.
Stephanie is a solicitor who assists Robin Hampton in the Corporate team advising on sales and purchases, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures, partnership and shareholders’ agreements, shareholder/board disputes, company formations, and general company law and related commercial advice.
An experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, Elizabeth has recently been advising entrepreneurs and growth companies on all legal aspects of their existence. She is involved in early-stage fund raising (including applications for investment relief), shareholder documentation and governance structures.
Simon is an experienced corporate transactional lawyer specialising in equity capital markets. He acts for issuers, principally in connection with IPOs and secondary capital raisings on the Main Market and AIM, and has advised nominated advisers and brokers in connection with various AIM transactions.
Douglas is a corporate lawyer who specialises in providing both transactional and regulatory advice on transactions relating to the insurance markets. He acts for insurers, insurance intermediaries, and buyers of insurance.
Lawson is an experienced corporate lawyer advising on a range of corporate matters including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, governance, corporate finance, reorganisations and restructurings.
JP is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a wealth of knowledge gained from his time in private practice and general counsel roles.
Geoff is a Manx Advocate with a practice that includes a wide range of Isle of Man corporate and structured finance work. He has particular experience in advising lenders, investors and developers in the UK and European commercial real estate sector, and in recent years has advised upon many high-profile CRE transactions for blue chip clients relating to prime assets (mainly located in London).
A business minded lawyer with an MBA from Oxford University, Jaan is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a particular interest in entrepreneurial activity. He advises clients on their corporate structures as well as their ongoing day to day commercial activity.
Raymond is an industry leading expert in property law. With over 40 years’ experience, he has built a career on providing a quality corporate and commercial service to the real estate sector.
Robert is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital fundraisings, joint ventures/ shareholder agreements and corporate restructurings.
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.
John is a solicitor qualified to practise in three jurisdictions: England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. John is also admitted as a Barrister and an Attorney in Bermuda. With particular expertise in corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters, his career has included a number of years spent in private practice as well as in-house. John also has a particular interest in advising clients in the property, energy, retail, hospitality, sport and general contracting industries.
John is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with significant experience in finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, capital markets transactions, restructurings and commercial contracts.
Albert is a corporate and commercial lawyer with private practice and in-house experience. He advises on equity investments, disposals, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions and has assisted high-growth companies and start-ups on venture capital and private equity investments, including seed and series A, B and C rounds, as well as various acquisitions and strategic exits.
Ros has over 20 years of high-level experience in the full range of corporate transactional work including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and MBO/MBIs.
Joseph has significant experience in private transactions, especially in relation to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, equity financings, loan and security documentation and capital raising.
An experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, Andrew advises a wide range of clients from business start-ups to large multinational companies. He has considerable experience in running corporate transactions and negotiating commercial contracts of all sizes, with particular focus on intellectual property licensing.
Hugh is a barrister who has specialised in aviation regulatory, corporate, commercial and competition law for over thirty years and is recognised as one of the most experienced and highly respected aviation lawyers in the UK.
Geoffrey is a consultant in the firm’s Corporate team with expertise in advising small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) spanning almost 40 years.
Laurence has broad national and international experience handling commercial support, company sales and purchases and corporate restructuring.
Bryan is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, handling the full range of corporate transactions including M&A, private equity, corporate restructures and joint ventures. He is also an employee share schemes specialist.
Stuart is an experienced corporate lawyer who advises entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses, private and quoted companies, and corporate advisers on a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions. His expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and secondary listings on AIM and other capital markets, public takeovers, joint ventures, company restructurings, equity and debt fundraisings, and general company and commercial law advice.
Stephen is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with a wide range of expertise across of number of jurisdictions.
Doug’s practice covers both corporate and banking work. He advises public and private companies and financial institutions on a wide range of corporate and commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and joint ventures, commercial agreements lending and other financing arrangements, as well as general corporate and securities law issues.
Aman is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer with more than ten years’ experience working on high-profile corporate and personal insolvency cases that include multi-million pound bankruptcies and fraud investigations.
Oleg is a corporate lawyer with a distinct specialism in transactions for successful entrepreneurs and their corporate vehicles, particularly in emerging markets. His focus is advising clients on a broad range of mergers & acquisitions and financing transactions in technology, infrastructure, energy, telecommunications, and natural resource sectors.
Dee is an experienced corporate lawyer, undertaking a broad range of private equity and venture capital transactions and advising on buyouts, investments and refinancings as well as restructurings, acquisitions and divestments of portfolio companies. Dee also has extensive experience advising on VCT investments.
Andrew is a consultant in the Corporate team specialising in private equity, mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions, including reconstructions and joint ventures, the establishment of investment funds, public and private fund raising, venture capital and private equity investments.
Simon is a financial services lawyer specialising in asset management. He advises fund sponsors/managers, service providers, fund boards, trustees and investors based in the UK and around the globe. Simon provides his clients with succinct and practical commercial advice.
As a corporate and commercial lawyer, Ian advises small to medium-sized organisations on a wide variety of transactions, both domestically and internationally. He has particularly strong experience of working with companies in the media and entertainment sector.
Richard is a corporate/commercial solicitor with extensive experience in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sector. He most recently worked as General Counsel to his client, Hummingbird Resources Plc
Diederik is a corporate and commercial lawyer with vast transactional experience and a profound understanding of entrepreneurial needs in businesses. He has acted for a wide range of clients including individuals, start-ups, and Fortune 500 and multi-national companies, advising on many large-scale M&A transactions and several IPOs.
Nick is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who acts as in-house counsel to companies that are not yet ready to make an internal legal appointment. He also works with existing in-house legal and senior executive teams to help them take smart, risk-based decisions quickly and effectively.
Andrew is a corporate finance and project development lawyer with a specialisation in the oil and gas, telecoms and infrastructure industries. He advises on a range of corporate finance transactions, such as general and unsecured lending, financing to funds, asset-based lending (ABL), restructuring and credit enhancement arrangements in relation to United States infrastructure.
Robert has 40 years’ experience as a corporate, commercial and financial services regulatory lawyer. He started the mis-sold pensions litigation in the early 1990s and now acts for a wide range of businesses mostly related to the insurance and financial services industry.
Catherine is an experienced corporate lawyer who has a particular focus on advising entrepreneurs, management teams and investors of venture backed, early-stage-growth companies. She has a broad sector focus (including Technology, Life Sciences and Clean Tech) and has significant experience in venture funding, private equity, joint ventures, buying and selling private companies and corporate restructuring.
Nadim is an experienced corporate lawyer specialising in equity investments, disposals, and mergers and acquisitions. He advises high-growth companies on venture capital and private equity transactions, including seed and series A, B and C investment rounds, convertible loan note investments, and strategic acquisitions and exits (most recently for Accel Partners, Ventech, and founders of Hassle.com).