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Gillian White

Gillian White:

Partner: Head of Mergers & Acquisitions

Gillian is an experienced Corporate lawyer who has built a reputation for being committed to her clients and their commercial success. 

Gillian acts for entrepreneurial clients from a range of industry sectors. Her clients are often privately or family owned or backed by private equity. Gillian also advises larger corporates, AIM listed companies and institutional clients when they are looking to acquire or invest in entrepreneurial businesses.

Gillian has a good working knowledge of Intellectual Property and Commercial law matters often working closely with Howard Kennedy's IP and Commercial team.

Clients say that they appreciate Gillian's excellent problem solving skills and her ability to tackle all situations with common sense, risk awareness and creativity.

Gillian's experience as an M&A lawyer means that she is adept at managing complex projects and drawing in advice from multiple professional advisors and clients' commercial teams. Clients say that they appreciate her considered and commercial approach and trust her to handle their matters with dexterity and a ‘can do’ attitude.

Recent work

  • Share sale and purchase transactions – Some recent transnational experience includes leading on the acquisition by US investors of a UK sports, software and data Company (with a heavy US presence and customer base) and advising (together with Dutch, US and German Counsel) Dutch clients on the sale of their international medical technology business to a large US Investor.
  • Asset and business sales – Recent business sale transactions have included leading the strategic disposal and franchise projects for two international restaurant brands.
  • MBOs – Recent experience includes leading on the substantial and complex MBO of Aston Barclay and the related funding arrangements.
  • Loan Notes – Experience includes advising AIM listed clients and private companies.
  • JV’s – Extensive transnational experience including private company, LLP and contractual profit share structures. I led on a €120 million international merger of two leading leisure businesses.
  • Investments – I advise companies and investors on the terms of their investments.

Random fact

Gillian spent several years working in the fine art auction industry and enjoys searching out vintage handbags, advertising posters and Scandinavian glass.