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Paul Taylor

Partner

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Paul is a partner in our Corporate department.

As well as advising on a range of corporate issues such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity, Paul has specialist banking and insolvency expertise.

Paul graduated with an honours degree in law from the University of Hull in 1988. He then completed his Law Society finals at Chester Law School. Paul was articled at Lovells (including secondments to Esso and Clayton Utz in Australia).

After 14 years with Hobson Audley (latterly Faegre & Benson), he joined Fox Williams LLP as a partner in 2008. His clients include AIM listed companies, partnerships, licensed insolvency practitioners and property investors.

He has recently set up and leads Fox Williams’ Start-Up practice group.

Representative transactions include:

Banking

  • Advising a family office on a US dollars 70 million facility from Credit Suisse
  • Negotiating trade finance facilities for SuperGroup from HSBC as part of SuperGroup's full market list
  • Negotiating $70m facilities from the Asian Bank of Research and Development in favour of certain Armenian banks
  • Advising several US parents and UK subsidiaries on the refinancing of their global bank facilities

M&A

  • Advising year Euroview Manufacturing Limited on the sale of their domestic glass manufacturing business to Synseal Limited.
  • Acquisition and disposal of a £130m property portfolio
  • Advising on the sale of Expand Research Group to Boston Consulting Group
  • Advising on the sale of PSS Plant Hire to A Hire Group
  • Sale of three separate IT training/networking companies to the National Computing Centre (Impact, CIO Connect and PMP)
  • Advising the shareholders’ of Bridgehouse Marine Limited on the disposal of a global maritime business to HC2 Holdings Limited for an equity value of $160m
  • Advising the shareholders’ on the sale of four Pandora franchise stores back to Pandora Group plc
  • Advising the management of Apollo Lifts on a secondary management buy out

Insolvency

  • Advising on the pre-pack acquisition of the business of Washington Green Art galleries
  • Advising various companies on wrongful trading concerns

Start-ups

  • Advising Velocity Mobile Limited on various rounds of fundraising
  • Advising HipChips Limited on various matters since their launch including various rounds of fundraising
  • Advising QiO Technologies Limited on a range of legal issues surrounding their development including various fund raising rounds.
  • Advising on the establishment of Blue Hackle (a security business)
  • Advising on the establishment of New College of the Humanities including various follow on fundraisings;
  • Advising Street Car on various stages of its development and advising management on its disposal to Zip Car Limited


Paul Taylor has "excellent legal and management skills." His client base includes corporates, shareholders and management teams. (Chambers 2017)

Feedback from clients includes:

“I remain the most grateful client you will ever have. Thank you. Just wonderful.”

“Paul Taylor worked tirelessly (and wet nursed) two Corporate finance novices through this deal!”

“Importantly, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your guidance and negotiating throughout this process. I have been extremely impressed and grateful.“

“I just wanted to say a huge thanks for going above and beyond the call of duty in trying circumstances. E mails at weekends, midnight etc, disruption to your personal life...... and for treating the deal just as if it was your own. As you know this was a significant deal for us and we are delighted that we had the A team in OUR corner” 


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Accreditations

  • Top Ranked Chambers UK 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2013 - Leading Individual
  • Ranked in Chambers Global 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Legal 500 - Leading Firm
  • The Lawyer UK 200 - Listed Firm
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 - Shortlisted
  • Investors in People - Bronze