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John McDermott

John McDermott

Senior Associate

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John McDermott originally qualified as an Employment lawyer before transferring to Corporate law in 2014.

John has experience acting for a diverse client base including manufacturers, retailers, publishers, property developers, professional services companies, venture capital funds and social housing providers.

John has built up particular expertise in the owner-managed business field. Dealing with shareholders day-in, day-out informs John’s pragmatic and commercial approach which he applies to any transaction.

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Typical examples of John’s work includes:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions  – asset and share sales and purchases;
  • MBO’s;
  • Share buybacks;
  • Share-for-share exchanges;
  • Shareholders’ agreements and articles of association;
  • Employee share schemes, including EMI schemes;
  • Capital reductions;
  • Group reorganisations, including share issues, reclassifications, and re-denominations;
  • Company incorporation, appointments, HMRC and Companies House filing requirements;
  • Corporate governance;
  • Due diligence and disclosure;
  • Venture capital investment – including S/EIS investments etc;
  • Loan agreements and associated security documents.

Recent Work

  • Acting for the management team in the management buy-out of Arada Limited, the United Kingdom’s leading stove manufacturer.


To contact John or for more information…

Call: 0845 050 3688
Mobile: 07971 535 846
Or email: Send an email


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