Founding Partner

adrian.phillips@moorcrofts.com
+44 1628 470002 (DDI)

Specialisms

  • Corporate
  • Share Schemes

About Adrian

He has been a corporate lawyer working on major deals in the Thames Valley for over 25 years. He also has specific experience in the film sector.

He has worked on many Management Buy Outs. He has acted for buyers and sellers on acquisitions and disposals, often with an international element, including cross border transactions with the USA, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Spain and many Eastern European countries. He has worked on complex corporate restructuring, again often with cross border elements. These include different types of demergers and buy-backs and reconstructions. He has worked on AIM listings and reverse takeovers on AIM. He has also implemented many Share Schemes for clients, such as EMI Schemes, Employment Benefit Trusts (both on shore and off shore) and CSOPs.

He also works on Shareholder Agreements and LLP Members Agreements.   Adrian in particular is interested in the growth and exit strategies of entrepreneurial companies.

Career

Paralegal Cravath, Swaine & Moore, New York; Trainee and Assistant Solicitor Boodle Hatfield; Equity Partner Pitmans; Managing Partner Andersen Legal, Thames Valley; Managing Partner Moorcrofts LLP.

Publications of note: ‘Spin-Outs on the Menu?’ – Journal of Commercial Biotechnology and ‘The very small firm – a case history’ – Managing Partner magazine.

Education

BA Hons History 2(1)
Jesus College, Cambridge (1981)
CPE and Law Society Finals
Trent Polytechnic

Personal

Family, tennis and history.