Rachelle is an established lawyer with over 20 years of experience handling a broad range of corporate and commercial matters. She has advised start-ups, entrepreneurs, SMEs and large institutions across many sectors.
Corporate mergers, acquisitions and disposals
Joint ventures, shareholders agreements
Commercial contracts including sales agency, distribution
Commercialisation of IP
Corporate restructuring and funding rounds
Restructuring and acquiring businesses
Advising on the acquisition of Merlwood Timber by Premier Forest Products. Rachelle has acted for Premier Forest for several years advising on several acquisitions as part of their buy and build strategy
Advising the majority shareholders of Wealthify (a robo-investment platform) on the disposal of a majority shareholding to Aviva plc
Advising on the corporate aspects of a property joint venture for the development of a new school and sixth form centre and residential homes
Advising a leading dental group on the implications of the Insurance Distribution Directive
Advising Seren Photonics on the first stage of a £1,000,000 funding round to provide capital for the continued development of its next generation microLED displays
Advised IQE plc in respect of its entry into a number of research collaboration and consortium agreements with various third parties including universities, automotive companies and technology companies
Advising the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Bath, on its operating model for its first year of operation
Advising Creditsafe on complex cross border data protection compliance, particularly in relation to transferring personal data from and to the UK after Brexit
Advised Premier Forest Group on the disposal of its Irish subsidiary, Premier Forest ROI Limited; the eight-site subsidiary comprising Brooks Timber and Building Supplies and Dublin Plywood and Veneer, to Northern Ireland headquartered Murdock Builders Merchants.
The Commercial Team is ranked Tier 1 in the Legal 500.
The Corporate Team is ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500.
The Corporate Team is ranked Band 1 in Chambers & Partners.
Corporate and Commercial Team of the Year – Wales Legal Awards 2020.