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Ajay Fournillier

Ajay Fournillier:

Trainee Solicitor

Ajay Fournillier is a second year trainee solicitor commencing his fourth seat, and for a second time he will be with our Commercial Litigation team.

Ajay will be assisting the Commercial Litigation team in his fourth seat, working on a variety of complex and interesting disputes across a number of sectors. He also sat with the Commercial Litigation team during his first seat.

He has previously undertaken seats in the Real Estate – Investment, Landlord and Tenant and Corporate M&A teams. Ajay moved from his second seat to Corporate M&A early, in order to assist with a complex multijurisdictional transaction. He spent a total of eight months in the Corporate M&A team, giving him a spread of transactions to assist with, including a high-profile transaction.

Before joining Howard Kennedy, Ajay worked within the Capital Markets industry as an Assistant Transaction Manager for Intertrust. His work varied and involved the setting up of SPVs for a number of securitisation and warehouse transactions, of which some included high profile deals, with a number of SPVs being listed on the London Stock Exchange or Irish Stock Exchange. Prior to this, Ajay worked as an Adjudicator and Mentor at the Financial Ombudsman Service for around three years. Ajay also volunteered as a police officer for six and a half years, leaving his role prior to commencing his training contract.

Recent work

In the corporate M&A team, Ajay has:

  • Assisted on the sale of HMV by its Administrators
  • Assisted on one of the firm's largest corporate M&A transaction involving 15 jurisdictions, helping our client acquire a number of companies
  • Assisted on both acquisitions and reorganisations, involving businesses across various sectors, drafting both core transaction documents and ancillary documents in relation to those transactions
  • Updated one of Howard Kennedy's precedent core transaction documents
  • Conducted research in relation to specific issues and prepared advice for fee earners
  • Drafted documentation relating to the subdivision of shares for a client within the hospitality and leisure sector
  • Produced due diligence reports in respect of target companies, including non-UK companies

Random fact

Ajay knows Kung Fu.

Ajay Fournillier: Trainee Solicitor