Corporate, commercial & banking praised for capability and client service


The corporate, commercial and banking teams at Sintons have again been confirmed as one of the leaders in their field by Legal 500, through their combination of outstanding legal advice and focus on “maintaining excellent relationships with clients”.

The teams were praised fortheir strength in the full spectrum of corporate transactions, winning particular plaudits for their capability in private equity transactions and investments.

Legal 500 2021 praises Sintons’ corporate and commercial specialists for being “open, approachable and extremely competent…providing the very best advice and guidance”.

The involvement of the team – winner of the corporate and commercial team of the year at the Northern Law Awards 2019 – in a number of key deals was highlighted, including acting for Co-Wheels Car Club in the sale of a majority stake to ExaMotive SA and Shanghai Automotive to create the Only UK car sharing network, and the sale of TDX (Europe) to a major player in the European packaging sector.

Sintons’ banking team won independent praise from Legal 500 for its strength in real estate finance and corporate refinancing matters. Its close collaboration with the corporate team on refinancing instructions following corporate restructurings, as well as on acquisition finance issues arising during management buyouts, won further praise.

Karen Simms, head of corporate and commercial, is again named as a leading individual in the North of England, who wins praise for developing “niche bespoke contracts expertise” in the energy, waste and natural resources sectors.

Senior associate Emma Pern maintains her position as one of Legal 500’s rising stars, who is hailed for her “clear and concise approach”.

Managing partner Christopher Welch was hailed as a key figure in the region’s legal marketplace, alongside Matt Collen and Adrian Dye, who were named as “go to” practitioners for investments and private equity work.

Head of banking Jane Meikle and partner David Ferguson won further praise for their work in the niche area of banking and finance.

“We have rightly built a reputation over many years for the capability we have here, coupled with the quality of service we provide, which has established us as one of the leading names in the corporate and commercial field in the North of England, supported by our fast-growing reputation as a leading banking specialist,” said managing partner Christopher.

“We are very pleased to be recognised again by Legal 500, and it is particularly pleasing for the quality of our client relationships to be highlighted. Our entire approach is built on delivering an outstanding service to our clients, who are the front, back and centre of everything we do.”


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