Melissa Needham is a senior associate in the corporate department at Fladgate.

She specialises in private mergers and acquisitions and investments.

Melissa acts for a number of clients across industries ranging from real estate to car manufacturing, but she has particular expertise in the consumables sectors, including travel, leisure and retail.

An example of the transactions on which she has advised is acting for an offshore trust in connection with the acquisition of Camden Lock Market from Brockton Capital, placing Camden’s famous Stables Market and Lock Market in single ownership.

Melissa was described as being a rising star in industry publication The Lawyer’s “New Faces” feature. She was profiled in the article, which listed 30 of the most talented and promising legal practitioners in the UK. In that article Melissa was also described as a “future star in the mid-market corporate arena”.