Derek specialises in high value corporate, commercial and real estate transactions.
Derek has a wealth of experience in mergers and acquisitions, acting for landowners and businesses involved in property development and construction, as well as acting for listed companies and national professional organisations.
Derek advises businesses with real estate on how to maximise company value through corporate transactions, such as company acquisitions and disposals, mergers, joint ventures or partnerships particularly between construction companies, property developers and landowners.
With a particular interest in corporate governance, Derek also advises on ownership and board structures, directors’ duties, corporate responsibility and reporting obligations.
Examples of how Derek has helped clients include:
- acquiring property in Bristol for Henry Boot for development as student accommodation via a £17 million joint venture;
- advising the owners of a small company in the sale of their business to an international buyer in a deal worth nearly £7 million; and
- completing the time-critical acquisition of a large waste disposal company within 30 days.