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John is a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial team and advises entrepreneurial businesses throughout their lifecycle from start-up to listing and beyond.

His client base includes UK private companies; companies listed on the Main Market, AIM and Nex; limited liability partnerships; and overseas companies.

On a day-to-day basis, John advises on the legal aspects of acquisitions and disposals of businesses both in the UK and internationally; private and public equity fundraisings including the use of the EIS and SEIS schemes; joint ventures; investment and business growth; business structuring and restructuring; and shareholder matters including the resolution of shareholder disputes. He also has a particular interest in the growing area of Initial Coin Offerings, particularly in the utility token space but also more widely.

John specialises in advising limited liability partnerships and their members, particularly with respect to the drafting and negotiation of complex control and remuneration structures in LLP agreements and in the context of disputes between LLPs and their members.

John acts as a trusted advisor to his clients, and has demonstrated a broad business perspective and the ability to quickly grasp and deal with complex issues, which is highly valued by his clients.

  • Advised The Freehold Corporation Limited on a substantial equity and preferred equity investment from Columbia Freehold LP, a US investment fund, and continues to advise them on various matters.
  • Advised a well-known African bank on various equity arrangements relating to investments in substantial London property developments.
  • Advised the director and 50% shareholder of a group of companies in relation to a complex shareholder dispute with a partner, ultimately resulting in the recovery of a substantial sum.
  • Advising the continuing partners on a partnership dispute between the owners of a chain of care homes, resulting in a settlement and the exit of a partner.
  • Advising a member of a firm of venture capitalists on his exit from the firm’s structures, including UK LLPs and offshore holding vehicles, while retaining his carried interest. This required a restructuring of complex governing documentation with participants in the UK and several offshore jurisdiction.
Amazed at the professionalism and capacity of the whole team at Edwin Coe LLP and how they integrated with our deal team...

GDL

Amazed at the professionalism and capacity of the whole team at Edwin Coe LLP and how they integrated with our deal team

GDL

Credentials

  • Member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners

  • Member of the EIS Association

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 2019

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Amazed at the professionalism and capacity of the whole team at Edwin Coe LLP and how they integrated with our deal t...
GDL

Amazed at the professionalism and capacity of the whole team at Edwin Coe LLP and how they integrated with our deal team from GDL to get this transaction completed in such a timely manner.

GDL

Praised as offering the best value for simple M&A matters.


Legal 500 2015

Praised as offering the best value for simple M&A matters.

Legal 500 2015

We have been fortunate enough to deal with the same people - this continuity provides us with a higher level of exper...
Client Feedback Survey 2015

We have been fortunate enough to deal with the same people - this continuity provides us with a higher level of expertise as they have an understanding of our business requirements.

Client Feedback Survey 2015

The team provides advice that is underpinned by good commercial rationale.


Legal 500 2014

The team provides advice that is underpinned by good commercial rationale.

Legal 500 2014

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John Young

Partner

John is a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial team and advises entrepreneurial businesses throughout their lifecycle from start-up to listing and beyond.

His client base includes UK private companies; companies listed on the Main Market, AIM and Nex; limited liability partnerships; and overseas companies.

On a day-to-day basis, John advises on the legal aspects of acquisitions and disposals of businesses both in the UK and internationally; private and public equity fundraisings including the use of the EIS and SEIS schemes; joint ventures; investment and business growth; business structuring and restructuring; and shareholder matters including the resolution of shareholder disputes. He also has a particular interest in the growing area of Initial Coin Offerings, particularly in the utility token space but also more widely.

John specialises in advising limited liability partnerships and their members, particularly with respect to the drafting and negotiation of complex control and remuneration structures in LLP agreements and in the context of disputes between LLPs and their members.

John acts as a trusted advisor to his clients, and has demonstrated a broad business perspective and the ability to quickly grasp and deal with complex issues, which is highly valued by his clients.

Expertise

  • Corporate & Commercial: Overview
  • Acquisition Finance and Corporate Finance
  • Banking
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Experience

  • Advised The Freehold Corporation Limited on a substantial equity and preferred equity investment from Columbia Freehold LP, a US investment fund, and continues to advise them on various matters.
  • Advised a well-known African bank on various equity arrangements relating to investments in substantial London property developments.
  • Advised the director and 50% shareholder of a group of companies in relation to a complex shareholder dispute with a partner, ultimately resulting in the recovery of a substantial sum.
  • Advising the continuing partners on a partnership dispute between the owners of a chain of care homes, resulting in a settlement and the exit of a partner.
  • Advising a member of a firm of venture capitalists on his exit from the firm’s structures, including UK LLPs and offshore holding vehicles, while retaining his carried interest. This required a restructuring of complex governing documentation with participants in the UK and several offshore jurisdiction.

Credentials

  • Member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners

  • Member of the EIS Association

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 2019

Contact

Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7691 4124

Email:
john.young@edwincoe.com

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