Ian is a corporate partner. He advises on the whole life-cycle of a company’s activity from set-up and attracting investment, to joint ventures, acquisitions and finally to exit.

Ian’s clients span many sectors, including retail, marketing, tech and industrial and he has a particular focus on the recruitment sector.

He acts for many entrepreneurs and SMEs and a number of his deals involve private equity, either acting for them or selling to them.  In his 25 years as a lawyer, Ian has acted on over 200 M&A transactions. In 2017 he has led two transactions for listed companies – the acquisition by AIM listed recruiter Hydrogen Group PLC of the Argyll Scott Group and by Swedish company Opus of Autologic Diagnostics, a world leader in advanced aftermarket automotive diagnostics.