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Corporate transactions


Bermans Corporate team has an in-depth understanding of the needs of privately owned businesses, and is able to advise and assist on all aspects of corporate transactions throughout the life cycle of your business.

Working across a number of key sectors, alongside specialists within Bermans from our employment, property, banking, tax and private client teams, we are well equipped to deal with the full range of issues arising from corporate transactions to ensure that your objectives are met.

We advise private companies, SMEs, family businesses, entrepreneurs, management teams, professional partnerships, individual partners, cooperative and community benefit societies, charities and institutional investors on all aspects of corporate and commercial transactions including:

  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Disposals
  • Joint Ventures
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Shareholder Reorganisations

Clients we work with

  • SMEs
  • LLPs and partnerships
  • Owner-managed businesses
  • Family businesses
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Management teams
  • Large corporates
  • Private equity funds and Venture Capital investors

Recent corporate deals

  • Bermans corporate team advise on acquisition
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    Other services

    • Ongoing legal health check
    • IP protection and commercialisation

    Corporate Deals

    Key Contacts

    Jon Davage

    Jon Davage

    Jon heads up the Corporate team having joined Bermans as a Corporate Partner in January 2012. Jon had previously worked at SME focused law firms in Manchester since qualification.


    Anton Stirrett

    Anton Stirrett joined our Liverpool based Corporate team in January 2017 and specialises in all forms of corporate transactions including business acquisitions, MBO’s, MBI’s and corporate re-organisations.


    Stephen Jarman

    Stephen has over 20 years of experience and his focus is mainly on company formations, mergers and takeovers, disposals and MBO/MBIs, as well as general commercial contracts and advice.

    Barney Leaf

    Barney Leaf

    Barney is a Partner in Bermans Corporate team and joined in 2020. Prior to becoming a solicitor he worked for a national domestic bank. He has a degree in Business Studies and qualified as a solicitor in 1996.

    Robin Hastings

    Robin Hastings

    Robin joined Bermans in December 2015 and became a Partner in the Corporate department in 2022.

    Catherine Lo

    Catherine Lo

    Catherine joined Bermans in August 2016 as a Solicitor in the Corporate team and became a Senior Associate in 2021. She qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 following her law degree.


    Faizan Nayyar

    Faizan assists and works closely with the Corporate team on various corporate instructions involving due diligence, disclosure and the review and drafting of supporting transactional documents.

    Becky Tsang

    Rebecca Tsang

    Rebecca joined Bermans in January 2022 and is a paralegal in our Corporate team based in Liverpool.

    Nathan Hughes

    Nathan Hughes

    Nathan Hughes joined Bermans in February 2022 and is an assistant solicitor in our Corporate team based in Manchester. He works with SME’s and owner managed businesses and is experienced in corporate law, merges and acquisitions, corporate finance and investments, company law and business advice.


    Georgia Davies

    Georgia currently assists the Corporate & Commercial teams on a range of transactional work for a variety of clients, from sole traders to medium-sized enterprises.


    Chris Brain

    Chris joined Bermans Manchester office in September 2020 and is a Trainee Solicitor in the Bermans Corporate Team, Chris acts predominantly for SMEs in respect of both transactional and non-transactional matters. He has experience in assisting the team in respect of due diligence and drafting / reviewing various supporting documents used in a variety of matters.

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