Helen Mead

Helen Mead

Partner

DMH Stallard (Guildford)

Wonersh House

The Guildway

Old Portsmouth Road

Guildford

GU3 1LR

Helen is a partner in our Guildford office and has more than 20 years' experience as a corporate and M&A lawyer.  She specialises in share and asset acquisitions and disposals, mergers, corporate structures / restructuring, joint ventures, investments, private equity and management buy-ins and buy-outs and is a highly skilled adviser in respect of corporate structures and transactions.

Helen has been involved in transactions in a variety of industry sectors including travel, aviation, retail, insurance and IT / technology; her expertise supports entrepreneurs and owner managers, corporate businesses and those looking to invest in or start a new business. She is very well known and highly regarded within the corporate finance community in the south east in particular.  Her interest and experience in the travel sector has resulted in a number of presentations at ABTA training events. 

Helen joined DMH Stallard in April 2019 after a 20-year career with another regional firm where she headed up the corporate team. 

Personal awards

Helen is consistently ranked as a leader in her field in Chambers and Partners UK, and also recommended by Legal 500 UK 2022. She has received several award nominations throughout her career; she won Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the 2010 Insider Dealmakers Awards and was recognised with a special commendation at the Women of the Future Awards 2007. Helen led the team working on the transaction that won the Insider Dealmakers Deal of the Year (£10m+) 2020 (Chandlers Building Supplies). In 2021, Helen won Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the Surrey Law Society Awards. This was followed up by winning Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the Insider Dealmakers Awards 2023.
 

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Helen is excellent. I have full trust in her ability to do the best for our business.

Chambers & Partners UK 2024

Helen Mead is an outstanding corporate lawyer who understands the nuances of the travel industry.

Legal 500 UK 2024

She was always available, patient and knowledgeable.

Chambers and Partners UK 2022

Helen Mead was outstanding in her grasp of the issues and ability to draw together the different elements and professionals involved. The most important factor for Helen was to get the job done.

Legal 500 UK 2022

Helen demonstrated a calm but determined negotiating style which undoubtedly was an important factor in getting the deal done.

Chambers and Partners UK 2022

Helen’s overall direction on the transaction was absolutely fantastic.

A.C - In relation to the Chandlers Building Supplies transaction

Associated blogs

DMH Stallard advises building specialist on sale to SOCOTEC

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11/12/2023
DMH Stallard advises on the sale of a leading UK specialist building surveyor
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DMH Stallard advises Makara Health on US acquisition

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28/04/2023
Helen Mead leads the DMH Stallard team on latest Corporate deal
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DMH Stallard provides legal expertise for major architecture deal

Blog, News & PR
09/03/2022
Helen Mead advises Weston Williamson + Partners in its move today to join Egis, one of the biggest consulting, engineering and operating companies in the world
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DMH Stallard advise on the sale of Bolney Wine Estate

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23/02/2022
Helen Mead leads the Corporate team on the sale of Bolney Wine Estate to leading sparkling wine producer Henkell Freixenet
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