Corporate

More than just legal advice

What our corporate lawyers do

DMH Stallard’s award-winning corporate lawyers can support you across the full range of corporate and equity requirements, whether you are an entrepreneurial start-up, fast-growth company or a large company in the UK or abroad.

What they say

"DMH Stallard is a very professional and capable law firm that has a wide range of skills and experience available. They look to ensure that client interests are protected and always take a commercial view."

Chambers and Partners UK 2022

While we routinely support large and complex transactions, our clients are typically entrepreneurial in style, preferring a responsive focussed corporate legal team who can deliver deals, and add resource where needed.  Our clients range from directors of larger companies, managers of investment funds, those running complex capital market projects, AIM or smaller quoted companies, through to family businesses and professional practices.

Rather than their size, what defines our clients is their requirement for a high level of partner involvement, a willingness to be commercial and practical, and service delivery through small focussed corporate teams spread across the South East and in London. 

DMH Stallard’s corporate solicitors advise public and private companies and other organisations on the full range of corporate transactions, structure and governance.

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How our corporate lawyers work

"Very professional, City-standard expertise but much more responsive and accessible. A combination of knowledge and responsiveness that I have not encountered elsewhere."

Legal 500 UK 2022

Get the structure right: Our corporate law service is structured to respond to your size, requirements and specific business objectives, but always with a high level of partner involvement.

Recognise the value of long term relationships: We enjoy strong relationships with professionals in related fields including corporate finance advisers, brokers, accountants, nominated advisors/sponsors.  Our corporate lawyers work alongside you to deliver effective commercial outcomes at a price which fits the deal.

Setting up a corporate service for entrepreneurs and family businesses: For entrepreneurial and family businesses, our corporate solicitors help raise finance, negotiate commercial agreements/joint ventures, and manage the introduction/exit of shareholders and executives. We also help businesses plan for succession, and tools which identifying the value drivers within a business, to maximise value (whether the plan is to hold or sell).

Delivering extra value through experience: We give you the benefit of our broad deal experience, acting as a guide and support as companies grow and develop.    

Depth of corporate support teams is key: Being able to call on a wide range of expert legal support teams within the firm is crucial for you, whether in property and planning, employment, or technology. Without this clients can find themselves on the defensive, or unable to keep up with the demands of bigger more experienced businesses. 

When these specific issues arise on a deal, the corporate lawyer’s job is to help you understand the impact and together agree a negotiating strategy.

DMH Stallard’s Corporate team has been consistently recognised at the Insider South East Deal Makers' Awards, including:

2021 - Private Equity / Venture Capital Deal of the Year
2020 - Corporate Law Firm of the Year and Deal of the Year over £10m
2018 - Deal of the Year under £10m and Corporate Lawyer of the Year (Jonathan Grant)
2017 - Corporate Law firm of the Year
2016 - Corporate Law Firm of the Year and Deal of the Year
2015 - Corporate Lawyer of the Year (Jonathan Grant)

Corporate memberships

"Quoted Companies Alliance"

Key Contacts

Jonathan Grant
Abigail Owen
Vincent O'Brien
Chris Simmons
Nick Williams
Danos Athanasi
Helen Mead

Jonathan Grant

Partner
Head of Corporate and expert in M&A transactions, management buy outs/buy ins and sales
Gatwick

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Abigail Owen

Senior Corporate Counsel
Advises on M&A, private equity, venture capital, restructures, JVs and financing
Brighton & Gatwick

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Vincent O'Brien

Partner
Expert in private equity transactions, M&A and other corporate matters
London

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Chris Simmons

Partner
Expert in equity capital markets, M&A, private equity and project finance
London

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Nick Williams

Partner
Expert in flotations, fundraising, M&A, investment, corporate restructuring and governance
London

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Danos Athanasi

Partner
Corporate finance Partner specialising in mergers, acquisitions and disposals
Gatwick

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Helen Mead

Partner
Experienced in all types of corporate M&A transactions across many sectors
Guildford

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Further reading

DMH Stallard advise on Jointing Technologies acquisition

Blog
06/12/2021
Jonathan Grant leads the DMH Stallard team advising on the sale of Jointing Technologies to Wolseley Infrastructure
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Mark Diamond joins DMH Stallard

Blog
03/12/2021
New Partner specialising in M&A joins our expanding Corporate team, in Gatwick
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DMH Stallard reports Top Tier Rankings for another year

Blog, News & PR
12/10/2021
Award winning south east law firm DMH Stallard has maintained all eight of its top tier rankings in the latest Legal 500 directory
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DMH Stallard advises on the acquisition of the Hotchkiss Group

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08/10/2021
Abigail Owen leads on the acquisition of the Hotchkiss Group by Grob & Co Holdings Limited
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