Gail is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Team.
Gail advises on business and share sale and purchases, internal restructuring, shareholders’ agreements and articles of association as well as corporate governance and providing general corporate advice.
Gail has particular experience of the life sciences sector. Prior to qualification as a solicitor, Gail worked as a project manager in biopharmaceutical contract research before moving to the in-house legal team of Merck KGaA. Here she advised the life sciences, pharmaceutical and consumer health businesses of Merck Millipore (Now Millipore Sigma), Merck Healthcare and Seven Seas amongst others.
Gail provided the UK legal post-acquisition integration support for the acquisition of Sigma Aldrich – the largest acquisition in the group’s history.
After 10 years in the life science sector, in both commercial and legal roles, Gail made the move to private practice advising clients in this sector along with others.
- Acting as legal advisers to the shareholders of Absolute Antibody Ltd (UK) and its sister company Kerafast on their sale to LSBio (USA).
- Advising the shareholder of Sonnox Limited, a spin out from Sony Corporation, on the sale of the company to Focusrite plc.
- Acting for the shareholders of leading automated SaaS solution for mastering and versioning TV and movies on its sale to a Hollywood film giant.
- Acting for the management team in a £12.75m private equity funded management buy-out of veterinary training business from its listed parent company.