Sian is a Partner in the Charities and Corporate teams.

Working with for SMEs, off-shore entities, owner-managed businesses and AIM companies in a wide range of sectors including real estate, retail, technology, charities and education.

Providing corporate advice on a range of matters including, acquisitions, disposals, mergers, entrepreneurial and institutional investments, joint ventures, management buy-outs and buy-ins, reorganisations and restructuring. She also negotiates and drafts shareholders' agreements, articles of association and share capital reductions.

Sian advises a number of education and charity clients on governance, constitutional matters, reorganisations and the merging of charities.

Recent examples of how Sian has supported clients include:

  • providing ongoing corporate advice and support to Long Harbour on its real estate investments, with multiple large transactions handled in the last five years;
  • the merger of two charitable schools including advice on constitutional complexities and highly involved negotiation of merger documentation;
  • providing ongoing advice to Oxford-based H2O Venture Partners on a variety of investments in the technology sector and a seed enterprise fund in East Africa;
  • completing the multi-million pound sale of Ling Design, one of the UK's longest established and largest independent producers of greetings cards and stationery, to Swan Mill Holdings.