Leah is a commercially minded lawyer with great people skills who joined the corporate team at Shoosmiths’ Manchester office in July 2019 from the London office of international law firm Bird & Bird. Leah has over 12 years’ experience of advising on corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions, with a particular focus on high value cross-border transactions, primarily within the technology sector. 

Recent transaction experience includes acting for:

  • Berkeley De Veer on is investment from Elliot Advisers and acquisition of Avant Homes; Jensten Group in its acquisition of Tasker Insurance Group;
  • Octopus Investments on its acquisition of Hatch Financial Planning;
  • A UK based leader in the Edutainment sector on a complex cross-border acquisition;

  • Matillion in respect of its recent venture debt financing;
  • Harbr Group Limited in its $38m Series A venture capital financing;

Leah also has strong experience in drafting highly complex and bespoke joint venture agreements and has been developing her special expertise in respect of real estate development transactions.



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