Alex Bishop

Solicitor

Corporate & Commercial

0208 971 1054

alex.bishop@morrlaw.com

Alex joined Morrisons in 2015. Prior to joining Morrisons he trained at Clarkson Wright & Jakes Solicitors, taking a particular interest in corporate, commercial and employment law. Qualifying in September 2014, he initially joined a specialist employment practice in Chichester, before returning to London to practice business law at Morrisons. Alex has a law degree from the University of Kent in Canterbury and studied the legal practice course at Kaplan Law School in London obtaining a distinction.

Alex is a solicitor in our corporate and commercial team. He acts for businesses, not-for-profits and other organisations advising on a range of corporate transactional and governance matters including:

  • Business and asset acquisitions and sales;
  • Share purchases and sales;
  • Private equity including seed and Series A investments;
  • Other financing including secured or unsecured lending;
  • Corporate joint ventures;
  • Bespoke shareholder agreements and articles of association;
  • Corporate restructures;
  • Share options including employee share schemes; and
  • Company formation, administration and governance.

Interests

Alex is on the committee for the Young Surrey Lawyers where he currently serves as communications officer. He is also a professional mentor at the University of Kent.

In his spare time Alex is a keen Fulham FC supporter and season ticket holder.

Examples of work

Share acquisition

Alex recently acted for an AIM listed security company in its £1.6m share acquisition of a competitor in Northern Ireland. His M&A experience also includes the sale of a group of private care homes to the market leader in the residential care sector, the purchase of a dental practice and the sale of the business and assets of a data storage and document management company to an AIM quoted support services company.

Secondary fundrasing

His private equity experience includes a secondary fundraising for a British film maker and US producer on their latest feature film, seed fundraising for a price comparison IT business and third round fundraising for a pharma-tech company.

Joint ventures

Recent joint venture highlights include advising a recruitment agency in the pharmaceutical industry and a futures market analysis company. He has also assisted with the restructuring of an international group in the sports promotion sector.