Head of Corporate & Commercial
Peter has a Law degree with French from the University of Leicester and a diploma in French Law from Université de Lyon.
He joined Morrisons from the City office of Cobbetts LLP in January 2010. He became a partner in September 2010 and is head of the Corporate & Commercial department. He also leads the firm’s recruitment sector. Peter is also recognised as a ‘leader in the field’ in the Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession 2014.
His practice covers all areas of company and commercial law, for clients ranging from start up SMEs and owner managed businesses to international corporate groups and listed companies.
Peter’s particular area of expertise is in mergers and acquisitions, and he has gained significant experience in the recruitment sector, with a number of citations in industry journals and in healthcare/dental. Recent experience includes lead advice on the sale of a leading recruitment process outsourcing specialist to a US acquirer.
He also provides advice in relation to asset finance and secured lending transactions and to businesses facing cash flow difficulties and requiring solvent or insolvent restructuring.
Major transactions include
The sale of defence and security technology company Waterfall Solutions Limited to AIM listed Digital Barriers Limited.
Lead advice to management on private-equity funded £21M acquisition of a specialist pharmaceutical business.
The sale of facilities management and recruitment provider to the food industry.
Peter finished the first ever Brighton marathon in a personal best time.