Our Corporate Team comprise industry recognised and seasoned transactional lawyers, dedicated to delivering the right result for clients

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Our Corporate Team work with companies across all business sectors from start-ups to international organisations, advising on investment and shareholder documentation, M&A, reorganisations, venture capital, cross-border transactions, private equity investments and restructurings.

We listen to our clients’ objectives and work hard to deliver results within the commercial deadlines we are faced with. Our lawyers have international experience and in-house industry expertise, helping us to deliver commercial solutions to often challenging situations.

Our key services include:

Corporate Finance – leading and managing company disposals, acquisitions, mergers and MBOs

Early-Stage Investment – advising investors or founder management on initial legal documentation in the set-up of a new venture and advising on seed or early stage equity investments, particularly in the tech sector

Venture Capital / Private Equity – arranging and advising on investment agreements, new articles, senior management service agreements and related documentation

Shareholder Agreements – assisting in bringing together shareholders, explaining and drafting typical arrangements such as pre-emption rights, drag and tag along rights, bad/good leaver provisions, majority shareholder reserved matters and sale provisions

Joint Ventures – negotiating business partnerships, often with an international flavour


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James Eveling

James started his legal career in the City of London with a leading international practice before spending four years working in Australia predominantly advising venture capital clients and investee companies in the IT sector. On returning to the UK, James became a partner in a local firm before setting up his own practice, which he grew successfully until merging with Over Taylor Biggs to form OTB Eveling LLP.

James has 15 years experience working on a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial matters for multinationals and owner managed businesses. He regularly advises on company sales and acquisitions, joint venture agreements and commercial trading arrangements.

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Contact

01392 823811

james.eveling@otbeveling.com

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David Gebbie

David has been involved in leading corporate transactions since 1990 when he qualified in the City of London with a top ten city practice. David’s experience extends across the corporate spectrum including finance, private equity, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, company and business sales and international joint ventures. David has worked in-house as European General Counsel for a NASDAQ listed dot.com, lead the restructuring of a multi-national turnaround and run his own turnaround firm. He is a French speaker and advises both UK and international clients nationally and overseas.

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Contact

01392 823811

david.gebbie@otbeveling.com

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Annelie Carver

Annelie is a corporate and commercial solicitor who has over 17 years’ experience in advising businesses on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters.

Annelie worked as General Counsel and Company Secretary for Flybe Group plc. Prior to working at Flybe, Annelie was a partner in the corporate and commercial team of a leading regional law firm.

Annelie regularly advises on shareholder agreements, the sale and purchase of shares and assets, partnership matters, joint venture and LLP agreements, terms and conditions for the sale and purchase of goods and/or services, agency agreements, distribution agreements and online trading and the General Data Protection Regulation 2016.

Contact

01392 823811

annelie.carver@otbeveling.com

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Matthew Jackson

Matthew qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland in 2017. He worked in Belfast before becoming dual qualified in Northern Ireland and England and Wales and joining the corporate team of OTB Eveling in January 2019.

Contact

01392823811

matthew.jackson@otbeveling.com

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Rebecca Roberts

Rebecca joined OTB Eveling in October 2015 having previously worked for 7 years with a top 100 regional law firm. Rebecca acts for a wide range of corporate clients across various sectors. She has a wealth of experience in mergers, acquisitions, investments, constitutional documentation, restructurings, governance and joint ventures. Rebecca has a reputation for helping her clients achieve a commercially effective result, really getting to the heart of the things that matter.

Contact

01392 823811

rebecca.roberts@otbeveling.com

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Emma Thomas

Emma started her legal career working in-house for 4 years with a global renewable energy developer before moving into private practice to work with a top 100 regional law firm for 2 years and joining OTB Eveling LLP in October 2015.

Emma advises companies, directors and shareholders on a wide range of corporate law related issues. She has experience in the sale and acquisition of businesses, companies and renewable energy projects, managing disclosure exercises, corporate governance and constitutional documentation.

Contact

01392 288976

emma.thomas@otbeveling.com

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