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Jahid Ali

Partner, Head of Corporate
0116 242 1202
jahid.ali@spearingwaite.com

Jahid joined Spearing Waite LLP in October 2010 and became a Partner in 2013. Prior to this he worked at City Law Firm, SJ Berwin LLP and Eversheds LLP in Nottingham.

Jahid handles all aspects of corporate transactions, working with a wide spectrum of clients. This includes advising on acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses, as well as other corporate advisory work. He has particular expertise in private equity, advising private equity houses and management teams on buy-outs and buy-ins. Jahid also specialises in venture capital investments, including advising on funding of start-ups and early stage companies. Examples of previous deals he has advised on include:

  • advising the management team of David Lloyd gyms in respect of their investment in the group;
  • advising Duke Street on its investment in the Original Factory Shop;
  • advising the cash sellers (including a VC House) on the disposal of their interest in Meciria Limited; and
  • advising Robert Pochin Limited on its acquisition of Plumbwares Limited.

Jahid has been described as “Excellent” in Legal 500.

Interests: Watching F1, Playing and Watching Football, Playing Squash, Watching Films and spending time with my Family

Favourite Sport Played: Football (5-a-side)

Favourite Sport Supported: Formula 1

Favourite Team: Mercedes

Desert Island:

Book: Hyperion by Dan Simmons

Record: Everybody's Changing by Keane

Film: Pulp Fiction

Luxury Item: Laptop with internet access

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