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Job Title: Partner
Damien is a partner in our corporate team. He joined JMW in March 2017 from national firm Shoosmiths. Damien specialises in all aspects of corporate work and advises clients on a wide range of matters including acquisitions and disposals, MBOs, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements, structuring, refinancing and private equity investments and structures. Damien advises a broad spectrum of clients in a variety of sectors, ranging from owner managed SMEs to large national and multinational corporate clients and private equity houses.
Damien’s recent experience includes:
- advising large multinational on a complex multi-jurisdictional £30m acquisition of forensic testing business;
- advising the sole shareholder on the £15m disposal of an engineering business;
- advising a listed multinational in relation to a number of UK and cross border share acquisitions; and
- advising a number of clients on shareholder and corporate governance arrangements.
Damien graduated from the University of Dundee in 1994. Damien then spent 6 years in the financial and then professional services marketing profession before completing his LPC at the College of Law in 2001 qualifying at Cobbetts in 2003.He joined Hammonds (now Squire Patton Boggs) in January 2007 and then Shoosmiths in September 2014. Damien joined JMW as a partner in March 2017.
Damien enjoys watching and playing a wide variety of sports, in particular, golf, cricket and squash.