Coffin Mew’s Corporate team has established a reputation as one of the leading transactional teams in the region.
Consistently ranked in legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners our clients come to us seeking advice during all stages of their business endeavours. Our clients range from large multinationals to small owner managed businesses. We work with many entrepreneurs helping them steer their business through the journey from start up to successful growth.
Clients recommend us for the quality of our people and the depth of experience across the entire team. We understand the commercial pressure points when running a business and always work in a consultative manner to achieve the desired outcome.
We have a long history of acting for businesses, banks and investors and have a wealth of experience, strong connections and an excellent reputation in the corporate finance community.
Chambers and Partners 2016 says the team has an “established regional presence with a good range of experienced practitioners”.
Nick Gross is praised by clients, who note that “the quality is very high” in the work he does. He has particular expertise in transactional matters arising in the IT sector.
Areas of specialism include:
- Employee Share Incentive Arrangements
- Shareholder Agreements
- Partnerships and LLPs
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Corporate Restructuring and Administration
- Management Buy-outs or Management Buy-ins
- Banking and Finance
Coffin Mew LLP undertakes a wide variety of corporate and commercial work such as M&A and private equity investments, often acting for lenders and owner-managed businesses.The firm also has particular expertise in advising individuals, such as shareholders and business owners, on corporate matters.
Legal 500, 2017
They do work tailor-made to each client; they think about the case from the ground up and come up with a solution.
Gary Jeffries, MD of Hughes Ellard, commented:
I was delighted to have worked with a great Corporate and Employment team at Coffin Mew in our merger with Vail Williams. Led by Hayley Bevis, the team was highly responsive and very thorough, delivering pragmatic, commercially focussed advice within a tight transaction timescale. A pleasure to work with.
Scott Reeves, Managing Director of NMT International Shipping Ltd said:
With the assistance of Coffin Mew plus the other parties, what could have been a challenging acquisition became a smooth purchase. With their guidance and advice from the initial question of “what if” through the negotiation, the team were there all the time with answers and advice, which is just what we needed.
I have used Coffin Mew for a number of years and have always been impressed by their professionalism and client care.
Dealing with Hayley Bevis and her team on this specific project was an absolute pleasure.
It was a rather complex issue encompassing a number of companies and professionals in several different countries. Hayley negotiated all of this exceptionally well on our behalf, with all of the different requirements and jurisdictional issues. Always available to chat, and with a practical as well as legal hat on, Hayley made a very stressful situation very easy to negotiate. On several occasions Hayley worked into the early hours of the morning on our behalf when deadlines demanded it.
Hayley has a cool head and is exceptionally good at negotiating with multiple parties to ensure her clients get the best possible outcome. I was very pleased Hayley was working for our side.
We concluded our negotiations successfully and I was extremely pleased with the outcome. This would not have been possible without Hayley and her excellent team at Coffin Mew
Coffin Mew advised Bargate Homes with its significant fundraise to enable it to become the credible alternative to larger residential development companies. Prowting Investments took equity and mezzanine funding and NatWest provided a large facility to enable Bargate to deliver on larger development acquisitions and opportunities.
Gerard Price, Chairman of Bargate Homes talks to Coffin Mew about his experience during this project.
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- Our Head of Corporate and Partner, Hayley Bevis, won the highly commended award for Lawyer of the Year at the 2018 Solent Deals Awards.
- Finalists for two deals in the Small Deal of the Year category at the 2018 Solent Deals Awards.