DLA Piper promote Chirstopher Wilson to Partner

Fri, May 1st, 2020

Chris joined DLA Piper in 2014 and his practice focuses on M&A and private...

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Manchester-based Corporate lawyer Christopher Wilson has been promoted to partner as part of the firm’s annual promotion round, effective 1 May 2020. Chris joined DLA Piper in 2014 and his practice focuses on M&A and private equity work, regularly undertaking complex international transactions for clients.

DLA Piper’s North West Head of Corporate, James Kerrigan, commented: “We remain focused on high quality investment through internal promotions and we are delighted that Chris will be joining the partnership from 1 May. He is an excellent lawyer who has a very strong reputation in both M&A and private equity and his promotion is well-deserved.”

DLA Piper’s Office Managing Partner for the North West offices, Mark Beardwood, added: “I am delighted to welcome Chris to the partnership. The North West Corporate team consistently performs at the highest level and has delivered another stand out performance over the last year. We have a very talented and dedicated team with a number of high quality partners and Chris will help us get even stronger.”

DLA Piper’s North West Corporate practice has had a strong year advising on deals valued at more than GBP6bn. The team has acted for a number of prominent private companies, private equity houses and other institutions, public companies and leading entrepreneurs as well as a number of leading global corporate organisations including SDL plc, Nichols plc, Flowtech Fluidpower plc, NSG Group, Visa, NCC Group plc, Bertelsmann Group and Talk Talk Telecom Group plc.

Significant recent deals include advising Talk Talk Telecom Group plc on the GBP200m sale of FibreNation Limited to Cityfibre: the shareholders on the sale of Fragrance Oils Limited to Givaudin SA.: the management of Keoghs on the exit and management buyout backed by the Davies Group: LDC and management on the sale of Pure Cottages Group to Sykes Holiday Cottages:Beech Tree Private Equity on the MBO of Avid Insurance Services and the shareholders of SRL Traffic Systems on the MBO backed by LDC.

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