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Russell is a partner in the Corporate, Commercial & IP team. After working for a corporate trustee in the City dealing with asset repackaging and securitisation transactions, Russell joined Warners in 2005 and qualified as a solicitor into the Corporate, Commercial & IP team in 2007. In 2015, after spending some time at another regional law firm, Russell returned to Warners and was promoted to Partner.
Russell has a broad range of M&A experience in advising buyers and sellers across a diverse range of sectors, focusing predominantly on owner managed businesses.
In addition to M&A work, Russell provides corporate and commercial legal advice on an on-going basis to a range of clients engaged in various sectors including PR, publishing, financial services, accountancy practices and distributors, a number of which have an international reach.
Russell works closely with Warners’ employment team and has considerable experience of assisting clients with the implementation of EMI and unapproved share option schemes.
If Russell is unavailable please contact Jacqui Murray-Smith 01732 375314, firstname.lastname@example.org
Acquisition of WB Publishing Limited
Warners has acted for Blackness Lane Limited in its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of WB Publishing Limited. The target company is the publisher of “British Dairying” the trade magazine for the UK dairy industry.
Abacus counts on Warners
Warners’ Company Commercial team has assisted Abacus Lawrence Group Limited in the purchase of the entire share capital of Playtop Limited for an undisclosed sum.
Legal 500 – 2021 – Recommended Lawyer (IT & telecoms)
The IT & telecoms team at Warners Solicitors advises clients on commercial contract matters, often handling cross-border issues. Russell Brinkhurst has acted for an internationally recognised public relations consultancy and specialises in support and software development
Chambers & Partners – 2020
Russell Brinkhurst receives accolades for his “personable, friendly and calm” manner, with clients appreciating that he is “always available to deal with urgent matters.” His practice features strength in M&A, corporate governance issues and employee benefits work.
Legal 500 – 2020 – Recommended Lawyer
Warners Solicitors advises on disposals and acquisitions of owner-managed businesses in the South East. Its also acts for banks on the financing of acquisitions, as well as venture capital and private equity transactions.
Chambers & Partners – 2019
“Strong commercial lawyer” Russell Brinkhurst regularly advises SME and owner-managed businesses on a range of corporate transactions, as well as EMIs and other share option schemes.
Legal 500 – 2019 – Recommended Lawyer
Recommended Lawyer -Russell Brinkhurst acts for buyers and sellers across a diverse range of sectors, focusing predominantly on owner-managed businesses.
Chambers & Partners – 2018
Russell Brinkhurst advises clients in a variety of corporate and commercial transactions. He is praised for being “100% reliable and always available to deal with urgent matters.”