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Nirav Patel


Nirav is a Senior Associate in our Corporate team in London. He read law at Durham University before completing his LPC at Nottingham Law School.

Nirav specialises in mergers, acquisitions, disposals and private equity investments particularly with transactions involving international parties or underlying investments. He also advises on general corporate governance matters.

With a particular specialism in impact investing, Nirav's experience includes advising impact investors, UK and foreign government-backed funds, private equity funds, development finance institutions and foundations.

Nirav has advised on numerous high value transactions taking place in emerging and frontier markets such as Ghana, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.

Having previously been a Commercial Real Estate lawyer, Nirav is a specialist in acquisitions and disposals of corporate vehicles (also known as "real estate corporate wrappers") which primarily own and manage an underlying real estate asset.

He has also built up expertise in acting on private mergers, acquisitions and disposals in the children's nurseries, dental practices and IFA sectors.

Nirav is the CSR Lead at Michelmores and is the Chairman of the firm's CSR and Charity committees.

Outside of work, Nirav enjoys golf, skiing and visiting National Trust sites with his wife and children.


Recent Experience

  • Advising Soros Economic Development Fund, the impact investment fund established by George Soros, on the sale of its majority stake in the Indian venture capital firm, Aspada, to LGT, the investment management company owned by the Princely House of Liechtenstein.
  • Advising the Arbaro Fund on its inaugral investment into Miro Forestry Developments, a sutainable forestry business operating in Ghana and Sierra Leonne. The investment was expected to create approximately 2,000 jobs and sequester 5 million metric tons of CO2.

  • LEBC Holdings Limited, a national Independent Financial Adviser, on the acquisition of Aspira Corporate Solutions Limited. Aspira Corporate Solutions is a Bristol-based Independent Financial Adviser with over 11,000 clients and close to £0.5bn in funds under management. The transaction, valued at £5m in cash and LEBC shares, will bolster LEBC Holdings' presence in the South West.


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