Ian Burton

Consultant Solicitor

Corporate and M&A, Commercial, General Counsel

Ian's Skills

  • Coporate transactions
  • Commercial contracts
  • Joint ventures
  • Day to day business documentation and drafting
  • Advice and guidance on Directors' legal responsibilities
  • Company law compliance and administration

About Ian

Based in London, Ian is expert at advising companies of all sizes, based both in the UK and abroad, on a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial matters.

His work has seen him advise across a broad range of sectors, including oil and gas, healthcare, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, marine engineering and financial services.

Ian has advised on projects and transactions ranging in value from £100,000 to £2 billion.

These encompass everything from acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, major commercial contracts and other projects requiring legal advice.

His is particularly experienced in:

  • Corporate transactions: advice and negotiation on the sale and purchase of a business, whether by share capital sale/purchase or disposal/transfer of assets.
  • Commercial contracts: preparation, drafting, negotiation and review of new business contracts. Analysis of, and advice on, existing contracts, and exit strategy or renegotiation tactics for parties already in such contracts..
  • Joint ventures: shareholders’ agreements and other types of collaboration agreement between commercial parties
  • Day-to-day business documentation and drafting: documents requiring legal attention or advice for those running a business, e.g., terms and conditions, privacy policies, contractual notices, contracts that need to be terminated properly.
  • Advice and guidance on directors’ legal responsibilities and their contractual obligations to the companies on whose board they sit and to which they report.
  • Company law compliance and administration: statutory obligations under the Companies Act and other legislation, Companies House filings and forms, company secretarial matters, completion and maintenance of statutory registers.