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Russel is Head of the Corporate & Commercial team. His expertise encompasses mergers and acquisitions for both public and private companies, corporate finance, particularly public offerings, private equity, joint ventures and general commercial work.

Russel’s clients include public companies active in both the UK and international markets. Russel is regularly involved in complex cross-border transactions. He has also advised on a number of IPO’s and is particularly active in the AIM and NEX Exchange.

His sector expertise includes natural resources and technology.

  • Acting for Chubb on a number of acquisitions in the fire and security sector
  • Acting for Otis Lifts on a number of acquisitions in the lift and escalator industries
  • Acting for Pratt & Whitney in its buy-out of Rolls Royce’s interest in International Aero Engines AG
  • IPO’s on the AIM Market for a number of Chinese based companies, Rare Earths Global, Green China and Gowin New Energy Group
  • The Reverse Takeover of In-Deed Online Plc and admission to AIM of Learning Technologies Plc
Russel Shear is quick to identify, understand and remove roadblocks to deals.

The Legal 500 2017

Russel Shear is quick to identify, understand and remove roadblocks to deals.

The Legal 500 2017

Expertise

  • Corporate: Overview

  • Acquisition Finance and Corporate Finance

  • AIM/NEX Exchange

  • Banking

  • Commercial Contracts

  • Group Reorganisation and Share Capital Reconstructions

  • Initial Public Offerings

  • Joint Ventures

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Private Equity Transactions

  • Shareholders Agreements

Credentials

  • Recommended in Chambers UK 2019

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 2019

Quotes

Russel Shear is very good commercially and able to keep a deal moving.


Chambers UK 2019

Russel Shear is very good commercially and able to keep a deal moving.

Chambers UK 2019

Russell Shear offers efficient and concise counsel.


Chambers UK 2018

Russell Shear offers efficient and concise counsel.

Chambers UK 2018

Russel Shear is quick to identify, understand and remove roadblocks to deals.


The Legal 500 2017

Russel Shear is quick to identify, understand and remove roadblocks to deals.

The Legal 500 2017

I just find Russel Shear easy-going and he always has a very professional approach to everything, but he's also very ...
Chambers Directory 2016

I just find Russel Shear easy-going and he always has a very professional approach to everything, but he's also very personable.

Chambers Directory 2016

Russel Shear is praised as a very commercial lawyer.


Chambers Directory 2016

Russel Shear is praised as a very commercial lawyer.

Chambers Directory 2016

The team provides advice that is underpinned by good commercial rationale


The Legal 500 2014

The team provides advice that is underpinned by good commercial rationale

The Legal 500 2014

I like Russel's pragmatic approach and that he is always able to give constructive solutions to legal issues


Client Feedback Survey 2014

I like Russel's pragmatic approach and that he is always able to give constructive solutions to legal issues

Client Feedback Survey 2014

Good advice - very responsive and personable


Client Feedback Survey 2014

Good advice - very responsive and personable

Client Feedback Survey 2014

Russel Shear combines a depth of knowledge with the ability to relay that knowledge to non-lawyers.


Legal 500 2013

Russel Shear combines a depth of knowledge with the ability to relay that knowledge to non-lawyers.

Legal 500 2013

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Russel Shear

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Russel is Head of the Corporate & Commercial team. His expertise encompasses mergers and acquisitions for both public and private companies, corporate finance, particularly public offerings, private equity, joint ventures and general commercial work.

Russel’s clients include public companies active in both the UK and international markets. Russel is regularly involved in complex cross-border transactions. He has also advised on a number of IPO’s and is particularly active in the AIM and NEX Exchange.

His sector expertise includes natural resources and technology.

Expertise

  • Corporate: Overview
  • Acquisition Finance and Corporate Finance
  • AIM/NEX Exchange
  • Banking
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Group Reorganisation and Share Capital Reconstructions
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • Joint Ventures
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity Transactions
  • Shareholders Agreements

Experience

  • Acting for Chubb on a number of acquisitions in the fire and security sector
  • Acting for Otis Lifts on a number of acquisitions in the lift and escalator industries
  • Acting for Pratt & Whitney in its buy-out of Rolls Royce’s interest in International Aero Engines AG
  • IPO’s on the AIM Market for a number of Chinese based companies, Rare Earths Global, Green China and Gowin New Energy Group
  • The Reverse Takeover of In-Deed Online Plc and admission to AIM of Learning Technologies Plc

Credentials

  • Recommended in Chambers UK 2019

  • Recommended in The Legal 500 2019

Contact

Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7691 4082

Email:
russel.shear@edwincoe.com

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