Sophie is a Senior Associate in the Charities and Corporate teams.

She advises on corporate transactions including mergers, sales and acquisitions, demergers and reorganisations, general company law, directors’ duties and partnership law issues.

Working with public companies, SMEs and international private companies, she has experience of working across a wide range of sectors including retail and manufacturing, cosmetics, agriculture, science and technology, transport and charities. She has worked with businesses operating in the USA, China, Hong Kong, UAE, Spain and Germany.

Recent examples of how Sophie has supported clients include:

  • the global group reorganisation of an industrial additives company with operations in (amongst other places) the UK, USA and China, working collaboratively with American and Chinese counsel and accountants;
  • facilitating an investment via crowdfunding from around 400 new shareholders for a luxury leisure product brand;
  • supporting a cosmetics business on the corporate aspects of the launch of a new skincare brand and product line; and
  • facilitating the acquisition of the benefit of around 70 mortgages from a commercial bank on behalf of a client and the subsequent redemptions of such mortgages, working closely with Knights plc’s banking specialists and real estate team.