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Christopher Garnett

Christopher Garnett


Shoosmiths LLP

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Chris advises public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, capital fundraisings and restructurings and corporate governance. Chris trained at Eversheds, becoming a partner in 1992, and led one of the corporate teams in their Birmingham office. He joined Shoosmiths in May 2006 and now heads the Corporate Practice Group.

His recent transactional experience includes advising:

  • British Gas on two acquisitions - JK Environmental (UK) Limited, a company providing environmental, sewer cleansing and tankering services, and ECL Contracts, which provides cladding and insulation services to a range of commercial and industrial clients;
  • the family shareholders and management team on the management buyout of leading UK packaging business Benson Box, backed by LDC – voted 'Deal of the Year' at the Midlands Insider Deal Awards 2012'
  • the management team on their £41m takeover of AIM listed Workplace Systems International plc.

Chris also regularly provides corporate advice to listed public companies such as Thorntons and metals and minerals group Kazakhmys for whom he has handled a US $multi-billion group restructuring and capital reduction.

Under Chris's leadership Shoosmiths' corporate team were ranked third in the Corpfin Legal Adviser League table for UK deals done in 2012 and recently picked up the 'Law Firm of the Year' award at the prestigious UK M&A Deal Awards 2013.

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