Sharon has broad experience of advising on all matters of company law and practice, including acquisitions and disposals of businesses and companies, investments by majority and minority stakeholders and management teams, and designing and implementing domestic and multinational corporate group structures.
She also advises on corporate governance and compliance with directors’ statutory and fiduciary duties.
Sharon takes a practical approach to help clients give legal effect to their commercial and strategic decisions, while managing and mitigating their business and personal risks.
Clients have commented on Sharon as “very good at explaining complex legal issues clearly and succinctly” and say that she “does a fantastic job…gives concise advice on what to do and doesn’t simply quote the law”.
- Acted for several entrepreneurs on disposal of their businesses (to trade and private equity buyers) including advice on succession planning
- Advice and documentation on complex share rights, addressing voting control and economic (capital and income) entitlements for minority and majority investors
- Advising management teams on the terms of their Management Buy Outs
- Lead lawyer and project manager on corporate group reorganisations for a number of UK and multinational groups, to better align legal and operational structure, save costs and manage risk
- Regularly advised UK and multinational groups on tax-efficient financing, optimising group structure, remedying dividend blocks and allowing repatriation of profits
- Delivering company law training to in-house legal teams and training for directors on their statutory and fiduciary duties.
PwC Legal LLP – Partner (2012-2015); PwC Legal LLP – Associate (2000-2012); Linklaters – Associate (1997-2000).
Sharon has an MA in law (Jurisprudence) from Oxford University (Brasenose College).