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Philip Clare

Philip Clare

Partner | Corporate Finance

Lisa MacDonald
Lisa MacDonald is Philip's PA
uk leading individual 2024 Dealmakers Awards 2020 Winner The Lawyer Hot 100 2020

About Philip

A partner in our Corporate team, Philip is ranked by both Legal 500 UK and Chambers & Partners for his transactional work and is frequently quoted in the guides as a ‘standout partner’. Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ at the Insider North East Dealmakers Awards in 2020, 2018 and 2017, he is highly sought after for his advice on a wide range of deals, including, business acquisitions and disposals, private equity investments and public company transactions.

Philip frequently acts for clients buying or selling businesses as well as on private equity and other investments, including a recent investment into Aspire Technology by private equity fund LDC , a deal valuing the company at £85m, as well as having acted for Fairstone Group on over 50 business acquisition over the last few years.

He also advises on corporate reorganisations, joint ventures, company law and corporate governance matters. Philip led the team at Muckle that advised Hays Travel on its acquisition of the Thomas Cook retail portfolio following that business being placed into compulsory liquidation. 

"Philip Clare understands our business and helps us execute our acquisitions in an efficient manner – very important when you are aiming to close a high number of deals. We are confident in relying on the expertise and commitment of Philip and his team on these projects.  The team is large enough to have the capacity to meet our demands, remains very personable and regularly goes the extra mile for us."

Lee Hartley, Fairstone Group
Chief Executive

Philip Clare has excellent knowledge and commercial approach, very friendly and personable.

Legal 500 UK, client quote

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