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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 joined Bermans in December 2015 and is an Associate in the firm’s Corporate department.

    Catherine Lo

    Catherine Lo

    Catherine joined Bermans in August 2016 as a Solicitor in the Corporate team. She trained with Rowe Cohen and qualified as a Solicitor in 2005, initialling specialising in commercial law.


    Rohini Lad

    Rohini has experience in a range of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, restructures and demergers and corporate governance.


    Simon Nolan

    Simon has experience of working upon a variety of corporate instructions including share acquisitions and disposals, company reorganisations and incorporations.

    Emma Norman-Jones

    Emma Norman-Jones

    Emma joined our Liverpool office as a trainee solicitor in the Litigation department in September 2020.

    She assists the Litigation team by undertaking the following, Drafting formal letters to landlords re tenancy disputes relating to implied and express covenants; Providing a summary of the position in relation to applications to set as default judgement and JCT contracts; and Drafting letters before claim.


    Daniel Pugh

    Daniel is currently a trainee solicitor, working in Bermans property team.

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