Paul Smith



Paul is a corporate partner who has considerable experience in domestic and international private M&A, joint ventures, fundraisings and corporate real estate transactions. He regularly acts for major corporates, high net worth investors, asset owners and entrepreneurs.

Recent highlights:

  • Advising on two joint ventures for an international facilities services provider.
  • Advising on the formation of a European logistics development joint venture business.
  • Acting on the acquisition and reorganisation for a high net worth individual of off-shore vehicles, holding super prime London residential property (£20m).
  • Acting on the formation of a Luxembourg domiciled fund, established for the purpose of acquiring European retail real estate assets (£50m).
  • Acting on the disposal of a Swiss manufacturing group's UK divisions.
  • Advising Jones Lang LaSalle on its acquisition of Bluu, the UK design and fit-out business.
  • Working on the acquisition for a Jersey fund of off-shore structures holdings two hotels in Montreal, Canada ($80m).
  • Advising on the acquisition of a UK headquartered international manufacturing business for a US family office (£12m).
  • Helping to secure early stage (seed and Series A) fundraisings for an app development company, a South American price comparison website and an online health forum business.
  • Advising on the flotation on AIM (sub-market of the London Stock Exchange) of a UK menswear retailer.

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