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Robin Hastings


Senior Associate

Robin joined Bermans in December 2015 and is a Senior Associate in the Corporate department.

He qualified as a solicitor in 2011 having trained in London.

Robin advises clients ranging from start-ups to large companies on a range of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, reorganisations, joint ventures, incorporations and corporate governance issues. He also regularly advises on employee share and incentive schemes.

Robin was ranked by Experian Corpfin as first in the North West for deals worked on in 2013, 2014 and 2018 and also first in the UK in 2014.


Tel: 0161 827 4619


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Are you a person with significant control of a business? Be aware of new legislation


The PSC or ‘persons with significant control’ register is a new statutory register which will effect UK Companies and LLPs from 6 April 2016 that will form part of the statutory books of the company. The register will contain details of ultimate beneficial owners and controllers, and details of company’s holding, which will ensure this information is available to the public.

The public availability of the register targets the Government’s objective to achieve transparency in the legal and beneficial ownership of UK companies, aiding the fight against tax evasion, money laundering and terrorist financing. Furthermore, the Government’s ‘transparency’ provisions are hoped to develop a climate of confidence amongst companies and consumers alike.

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