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Specialisms & expertise

  • Succession & Exit Planning
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Management Buy Outs
  • Corporate Finance, Venture Capital & Private Equity 
  • Buybacks & Share Option Schemes
  • Joint Ventures & Shareholder Agreements
  • Reorganisations, Restructuring & Demergers
  • Partnership and LLP matters.

Client stories & examples of work

  • Acting for a £700+ million automotive group in connection with regular business acquisitions of motor dealerships around the country
  • Advised the sellers on a share sale to UK's largest sporting goods retailer
  • Acting for the buyers on the purchase of the assets of a national education charity, in administration.
  • Acting for £100 million+ specialist construction services group in connection with a variety of acquisitions
  • Advising a wholesale food related services family company in relation to purchase of shares and group restructure to assist with succession/exit planning
  • Advising a historic Kent based family printing company in a financially distressed management buy out transaction.

Types of clients

Joanne’s clients include private limited companies, owner managed businesses of all sizes and UK subsidiaries of major foreign companies. 

Achievements & other appointments

Joanne is individually ranked in band 1 in her practice area for the Lower Mid Market Corporate / M&A in the South, by independent legal ratings guide Chambers. She has been ranked since 2011 to date.

Her team has been described by a client in the Legal 500 2018 addition as, “…the best we have encountered so far.”  Chambers UK 2019 recently commented that “she is an excellent solicitor with a thorough knowledge of Corporate matters”, and also highlight her “good pragmatic approach.”

Profile

Joanne studied law at Guildhall University in the City of London and obtained a degree in Business Law (LLB) she then went on to study for her professional solicitor’s exams at the College of Law in Chancery Lane, London.  Joanne qualified as a solicitor in December 1994. She became a partner in 2006 and is Head of the Corporate & Commercial Team.

    

Efficiency of producing results under deadlines - staff were working during Christmas holiday to hit the 31st Dec deadline.

Client

Early on when they were pitching to win our business, they were very upfront, very honest and we liked the people we met, and we are still dealing with all of those people, which is great.

Glen Obee, Chairman, Motorline

Superb professional service. Instant replies to issues and enquiries. Easy access to decision makers.  

Client

Highly professional, not only dealing with the legal details but also with keeping the eyes on the overall commercial objective.

Client

Thank you for confirmation that completion has taken place, I am delighted with the outcome and for all the hard work that you and your team have put in to get the deal done on time.

Client

They have a very broad scope of skillsets. There isn’t a department we have yet managed to exceed or not have advice where we need it.

Glen Obee, Chairman, Motorline

Joanne Gallagher is a strong leader with a clear vision.

The Legal 500 2017

Joanne Gallagher is head of the corporate team and acts for a wide range of private companies. She handles M&A transactions, MBOs and exit planning. Sources say: "She is an excellent solicitor with a thorough knowledge of corporate matters,"

Chambers UK 2019

Jo Gallagher is highly regarded as a "strong leader with a clear vision." She focuses on work involving private companies, including share and asset purchases and sales, MBOs and mergers.

Chambers UK 2018

I would recommend any business people who wish to sell their business to use Joanne Gallagher.

Client

Their expertise in this sort of deal was considerable, and they foresaw all the likely issues, and addressed them well ahead of time, meaning that there were no hold ups to completing the deal or any nasty surprises.

Client

I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to Joanne Gallagher, Faye Cook and the rest of the team at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Corporate and Commercial Department for their assistance in relation to a recent acquisition of a book of intermediated investment assets. Given a relatively tight time schedule, they worked efficiently and tirelessly, sometimes late into evenings to ensure everything was agreed and in place prior to the completion deadline. I cannot speak highly enough of the service I received. They are professional, knowledgeable, diligent and also very nice people to deal with!

Client

When we have asked our lawyers to work counterparts in other legal teams, at no point have we had any reservations that Thomson Snell & Passmore can’t hold their own and have always done an excellent job.

Glen Obee, Chairman, Motorline
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