Diane Yarrow

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Diane Yarrow


Diane is a Partner at Gardner Leader in the Commercial team. She is based in the Maidenhead and Newbury offices.

Diane has considerable experience of advising businesses, charities and social enterprises, in a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, business start-ups, restructuring, shareholder arrangements and exit, banking and re-financing projects, compliance and risk management, company secretarial and joint ventures.

Corporate & Commercial Law Experience

Diane regularly acts for privately owned businesses or as outsourced UK legal counsel for the UK subsidiaries of multi-national organisations based in countries including the USA, China, Canada, Finland, Japan, Germany and the Netherlands.

For over 10 years, Diane has given transactional support and commercial legal advice to clients in relation to all stages of the waste cycle and to waste to energy/renewable energy clients. Ranked as a Band 1 Environment lawyer by Chambers UK 2015, Diane is noted by Chambers UK 2015 as being “held in high regard by her clients”.

She is a ‘highly recommended’ lawyer in corporate & commercial sector in Legal 500 listings and is also experienced in advising third sector clients on commercial, structuring and governance matters and has worked with a number of national and multi-national not for profit organisations, including charities and sporting organisations.

In addition to experience gained working as outsourced legal counsel for in-house teams, Diane has also worked in-house within the legal team of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games during 2010. During this time, Diane prepared contracts for the operation of various World Cup and other sporting events making up the London 2012 programme “London Prepares”.

Charity Law Experience

Diane’s work encompasses a variety of charity and social enterprise structures advising on constitutional and governance issues, mergers and restructuring, trading and commercial relationships, business contracts to supply services, company secretarial services, dealings with the Charity Commission and other regulators and international operation and arrangements.
She is a trustee of the Prince Philip Trust Fund and an Executive Board Member of Henley Women’s Regatta, the premiere regatta for women in the UK.

Work Highlights

Legal Directories and Awards

Memberships and Professional Bodies

Diane Yarrow qualified in 2003.

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