Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

Jonathan Gatward

Jonathan Gatward

Head of Corporate

"Jonathan Gatward is approachable and accessible, providing focused practical advice in a cost-effective way"

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Jonathan is primarily a transactional lawyer advising clients on the full range of corporate transactions including acquisitions, disposals, mergers, reorganisations and joint ventures, working closely with colleagues in other departments – tax, employment and property.

Jonathan acts mainly for private companies but of all sizes, including start-ups, family offices and entrepreneurs, many of whom are active internationally.

Jonathan's clients operate across a range of business sectors, but he has a particular interest in businesses whose branding and intellectual property rights are key assets, including publishing and fashion.

Jonathan also has an expertise in partnership law, including LLPs and LPs, and advises on all aspects of their set up and structuring, management and mergers and disposals. His clients include professional practices, other business partnerships and investors.

He is a member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners and an associate member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys, and is recommended in The Legal 500 UK law directory.

Qualified 1996, joined Payne Hicks Beach 1997, partner 2005.

Work highlights

Sale of 5 star Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa to the Arora Hotel Group

Fairfield sale of Fairfield Seismic Technologies

Refinancing of Major Hotels Group

FairfieldNodal acquisition of WGP Group Ltd

Sale of Utilities Service Provider Business

Sale of DNAFit Life Sciences Limited to Prenetics Limited

Investment in a Golf Course

Bonnier sale of Totally Entwined Group

ATC acquires part of Furniture For Businesses Limited

Mercury Publicity acquires International Graphic Press

Reorganisation of a Model Agency Business

Reorganisation of a Farming Business

LMT Southgate Holdings Limited’s refinancing by HSBC Bank Plc

The Picture Desk Limited digital library sale

Kings Road Publishing Limited’s acquisition of John Blake Publishing Limited

Bonnier Zaffre Limited aquires Totally Entwined Group Limited

Legrand Electric Limited acquires Jontek Limited

Petty France Limited acquires Stockworth Limited

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