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A skilled lawyer – Alastair is fascinated by what makes businesses tick. As a result, he delivers technically sound advice with entrepreneurial flair.
Alastair is a Partner in the Corporate & Commercial department and also leads our Media team.
When it comes to getting the best possible deal for clients Alastair’s expertise and commitment is well known. He has a strong reputation with clients who report his personable, pragmatic approach makes him easy to work with whilst his tenacious skill and business approach provides confidence that Alastair will have covered every possible angle.
As you would expect from a corporate lawyer Alastair has a wealth of experience advising clients on a wide range of corporate transactional matters including MBOs, MBIs, share, trade & asset disposals and acquisitions and group reorganisations.
Alastair is perhaps best known for his work with the media sector. He is well connected within the sector and has advised on many high profile and interesting matters from the launch of new titles, to strategically important brand extension projects, securing new investment, and the acquisition and sale of titles – both in the UK and internationally.
For example, Alastair has led teams in:
- advising Australian Securities Exchange listed Aspermont Limited (Australia’s leading print and Internet publisher to the mining, oil & gas industry and related sectors) on its acquisition of publications company Mining Communications Limited; and
- advising Boat International Group Limited in relation to the UK aspects of its acquisition of the monthly publication Showboats International, associated publications, events and websites.
Other sector specialisms for Alastair include food, automotive and healthcare.
He was also instrumental is developing the Greenwoods GRM enviroassist service which provides a ‘one stop shop’ for organisations in the environmental goods and services sector looking to secure professional advice from advisers that really do understand the sector and the issues they face.
Legal 500 recommendations 2017:
“The Corporate team…which advises a wide range of borrowers, commercial banks and other lenders, is led by the ‘very approachable’ Alastair Gunn, who has ‘great relationship skills, is able to simplify complex situations to get deals over the line’, and who is singled out for his ‘endearingly open and honest style’.”View whole team →