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Edward Chapman

Managing Associate

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Ed joined Freeths as a Managing Associate in the Corporate team in January 2023.

Ed is an experienced transactional lawyer, advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring along with day to day business affairs and corporate governance. He has particular expertise advising SMEs and OMBs, including family businesses.

Ed has also been previously seconded to a multinational company offering advertising and business process outsourcing services. He acted as the legal ‘point person’ for a complex global restructure, working directly with the General Counsel.

Ed has a focus on technology related businesses, and is a published thought leader on blockchain / DLT, and has spoken on the topic at conferences across the UK, Europe and the USA following a secondment working with emerging technology experts in New York.

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Recent Work

At his previous firm, Ed’s highlights included:

  • Advising the shareholders of a community healthcare specialist provider on their SME sale to private equity fund Tristone Capital.
  • Advising the Dubai based buyer of a global builder of custom and production rigid inflatable boats with clients including police forces and defence contractors.
  • Advising the management team on the buyout of an architectural firm that has worked on numerous high profile schemes in Bristol and the South West region.
  • Advising the shareholders of a leading regional sports business on their exit.
  • Advising the buyer of a nationwide recruitment group.



To contact Edward or for more information…

Call: 0345 030 5876
Mobile: 0791 872 5331
Or email: Send an email



“Ed quickly and easily integrated within the legal team in EMEA providing back-end team support as well as taking on a senior business facing role, working with and responding directly to business partners. Ed’s prompt, can-do approach to all matters regardless of complexity made him a pleasure to work with. His support has been invaluable to the legal team and wider company, and we owe him a debt of gratitude for stepping in to bolster the team’s capacity during an ever-evolving and fast paced period.”

(Senior Legal Counsel of a global company)

“We have worked together on a number of assignments with clients I have referred to Ed and he not only proved to be down to earth with me and the clients, but clearly demonstrated he had the resilience, commerciality and technical ability needed to be an effective corporate lawyer. He is also pragmatic and shows empathy by seeing things from the client’s perspective.”

(Tax Director)

“With the expert help of Ed I have now completed the transaction and cannot thank him enough. He kept me up to date with calls and emails throughout and made the whole process very straight forward and just as importantly on budget.”


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