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Christian Wilson

Partner

Christian is a Partner and head of the Truro Corporate and Commercial team with more than 20 years in practice. Christian qualified in June 2004 whilst working with a regional law firm.  In 2010 Christian was awarded a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of Plymouth Business School.

Christian is recognised in both leading guides to the Legal Profession (Legal 500 and Chambers) and under his leadership the corporate team has attained top rankings in both.

Christian has extensive experience of corporate and commercial matters affecting the SME market and in particular advises in the following areas:

  • Business Transfer through share or asset sales
  • Management Buy Outs
  • Business Succession
  • Employee Ownership both for growth and exit (Christian contributed to the Ownership Effect inquiry led by Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted)
  • Shareholder and governance issues

Examples of recent matters include:

  • Business succession of computer company through an Employee Buy Out
  • Management Buy Out of leading regional surveyors practice
  • Minority shareholder issue inhibiting company growth
  • Multiple pharmacy and vet business sales
  • Share buyback by company of substantial shareholding
  • Shareholder and partnership dispute involving executor of deceased shareholder
  • Sale of digital marketing agency

Outside of work, Christian is a Non-Executive Director of the Eden Project, chair of I-sight Cornwall and chair of the Sir William Matthews Pension Fund.

He is a keen runner, cyclist, surfer, band member and sailor… if only time would allow.

Personal testimonials:

Chambers 2019 - Christian Wilson draws praise for his "knowledge and great communication skills" as well as the "key commercial understanding" he brings to transactions. He advises on MBOs, restructurings, shareholder agreements and M&A deals.

Legal 500 2018 - ‘A tough, results-driven negotiator’, Christian Wilson has spearheaded the department’s burgeoning employee ownership practice. Additionally, Wilson advised Hengar Manor on a multimillion-pound sale of one of the largest holiday parks in the region.

Chambers 2018 - Christian is highly regarded for his experience handling sales and acquisitions, investments, restructurings and shareholder disputes.

Recommended Lawyer - Legal 500 2017. Legal 500 is an independent guide to the legal profession who recognises top lawyers.

 

Corporate Team Testimonials

The Corporate Team are described by Legal 500 (2018)as ‘a strong regional player providing an extensive range of services’ to a client base primarily composed of local and regional SMEs and owner-managed businesses in the food and drink, healthcare, caravan park and energy and natural resources sectors.

 

Chambers (2019):   A market commentator says: "They are an excellent firm and I consider them to be the number one lawyers in Cornwall. They have a great breadth of knowledge and expertise." Sources also report that "they are very client-focused and put the hours and travelling in to accommodate tight deadlines."

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