Kelly Kapinos is a solicitor in the Corporate department, advising UK and international clients on a wide range of corporate transactions and issues.

Kelly undertakes a wide range of transactional and non-transactional corporate work including mergers and acquisitions, corporate wrapper sales, pre-pack administration sales, corporate restructuring, joint ventures and general company law matters.

Prior to joining Howard Kennedy, she trained and worked as an in-house solicitor and manager at a large accounting firm, undertaking general contractual and commercial work and providing a variety of support and advice to the transactional teams.

Kelly experienced a diverse training contract which included secondments at Howard Kennedy and a large international law firm, completing seats in Restructuring and Insolvency, Mergers and Acquisitions and Commercial Dispute Resolution.

Her background and commercial experience means that she is able to quickly understand commercial issues and use her initiative to provide a suitable approach.

Recent work
  • Acting for a well-known retail franchisor on its buy-back acquisition strategy, including providing advice and acting for the franchisor on business and share purchases for over 85 stores.
  • Acting for a property investment company on the acquisition of a £14m UK student portfolio by way of a corporate wrapper share purchase.
  • Acting for an office services supplier on the exit of a non-executive director and the acquisition of a company for circa £6m following a hive-down.
  • Acting on numerous joint venture shareholder agreements, including a joint venture between two individuals on a third party provider of stem cells.
  • Advising on a group re-organisation in order to accommodate a re-financing.
  • Acting for a US company on its acquisition of a UK target holding company together with its 20 multi-jurisdictional subsidiaries.
  • Advising on the acquisition of a hotel by way of a share purchase.
  • Acting for administrators on a number of pre-pack administration sales, including London based event management companies, pubs and a well-known bakery.
  • Advising on numerous family investment companies.
Did you know
Kelly loves to travel with recent destinations including Costa Rica, Mexico, Sri Lanka and Iceland.


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