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Mona Patel

Department Corporate Qualified 2001 Languages English, Gujarati

Mona Patel

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Mona is a Partner within the firm's corporate practice.

She is a transactional corporate and commercial lawyer with over 18 years’ experience. Mona advises on UK and cross-border acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, management buy-outs/buy-ins, restructurings and mergers including advising on applicable FCA compliance and regulatory matters. She has represented stakeholders in sophisticated acquisitions, group restructurings and complex joint venture shareholder arrangements. Mona also has a broad commercial practice assisting clients with their commercial contracts including distribution arrangements, complex and bespoke supply and outsourcing agreements, technology and intellectual property contracts, data exploitation, licensing, collaboration, sponsorship and online promotions.

 

Mona has worked for clients in several different business and industry sectors including insurance, shipping, energy, business and finance, aviation, software, technology, ecommerce, telecommunications and media. 

 

Since 2001 Mona has completed two client secondments, the first with the insurers Royal & Sun Alliance and the second with Emirates Airlines, a Middle East based airline.

 

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"HER LEVEL OF RESPONSE, HER COMMITMENT, SHE TURNS THINGS AROUND VERY QUICKLY, SHE KNOWS HER SUBJECT MATTER, AND SHE PROVIDES US WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE.' 

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"SHE IS PARTICULARLY STRONG IN THE ENERGY, INSURANCE AND SHIPPING SECTORS WITH JOINT VENTURES AS A SPECIALITY." 

ANONYMOUS

 

"MONA PATEL IS AN EXCELLENT ALL-ROUND LAWYER, HIGHLY SKILLED TECHNICALLY WITH EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF SPECIALIST SUBJECTS AND A GRACEFUL PROFESSIONAL STYLE."'

ANONYMOUS

 

Accolades:
Legal 500 2019 as a Next Generation Partner, Acritas Star Stand Out Lawyers

Matter highlights

Corporate

  • Advising a Dutch client on its acquisition of a UK customs management business.

  • Advising an Austrian client in its acquisition of a UK retail printing solution specialist. 

  • Advised a seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services contractor on its agreement to acquire a 60% holding in a leading energy consultancy firm.

  • Advised a leading operator of LNG carriers, on its joint venture with a Greek utilities entity for the construction and operation of a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and an LNG terminal.

  • Advised a global private equity house on its acquisition of a global provider of maritime services.

  • Advised departing shareholders on the sale of their shares in a UK insurance MGA to its private equity backed management buy-out team. The transaction included a number of FCA/regulatory issues comprising aspects of financial promotion and FCA approvals.

  • Advised a well know shipping company on a complex restructuring including the consolidation of multiple tiers of shareholders (involving trust structures and different classes of shares with enhanced rights) into a simple structure and placing those shares on the Oslo Bors Merkur Market.

  • Advised an Italian shipping company on its €60 million joint venture with a subsidiary of a publicly listed Malaysian oil and gas company.

  • Advised the shareholders of an international oil broker on the US$160m sale to a UK listed interdealer broker and the related £32.1 million vendor placing of shares.

  • Advised China Merchants Holdings, (a fully owned subsidiary of the China Merchant Group), on its formation of a joint venture with Netherlands based Overdulve Offshore Services International Group B.V. to embark on the engineering and construction of two newbuild semisubmersible crane vessels (SSCV). 

Commercial

>  Assisting a platform provider with its content licensing arrangements and co-production agreement relating to its live podcasts.

>  Advised a US listed energy company on its collaboration with a Dutch software developer in respect of its IP and licensing rights in subsea diamond infused cutting technology.

>  Advising a producer of specialist chemicals on its logistics outsourcing involving 50 sites in 18 European jurisdictions.

>  Advising a British yacht manufacturer on its global distribution arrangements and corresponding terms of business, trade mark licensing and GDPR requirements.

>  Assisting a software developer on a framework agreement for the supply of software and maintenance services to an investment bank.

>  Assisting a US relocation services company with its supplier agreements.

My recent publications

Insights / COVID-19: Allocating M&A deal risk between buyers and sellers in a post-COVID-19 world

27-07-2020 /

The current climate has made the valuation of target companies very difficult for buyers, ultimately impacting M&A deal flow globally.  

COVID-19: Allocating M&A deal risk between buyers and sellers in a post-COVID-19 world

Insights / COVID-19: Transactional due diligence in a post COVID-19 world

27-07-2020 /

It is clear that COVID-19 has had an impact on M&A deal flow globally across many sectors.

COVID-19: Transactional due diligence in a post COVID-19 world

Insights / COVID-19: Data Protection post Lockdown

07-07-2020 /

With the easing of lockdown measures, businesses around the country are now reopening. 

COVID-19: Data Protection post Lockdown

Insights / Chapter 15 - England and Wales

16-06-2020 / Insurance

The UK insurance and reinsurance industry is the largest in Europe and the fourth-largest in the world.

Chapter 15 - England and Wales

Insights / Covid-19: New UK Government guidance on responsible contracting

22-05-2020 /

At a time when companies are working through the impact of Covid-19 on their business, employees, contracts and supply chains, the Government has issued guidance on ‘responsible contractual behaviour’ for contracts ‘materially impacted’ by Covid-19 (i.e. those too difficult or impossible to perform). It calls on parties to act responsibly and fairly during the Covid-19 pandemic in order to protect businesses, jobs, supply chains and the UK’s economic recovery.

Covid-19: New UK Government guidance on responsible contracting

Insights / Covid-19: Are your terms and conditions ready for trade post-lockdown?

22-05-2020 /

As social distancing measures are slowly being eased across the globe, many businesses will be revisiting their own (and their supplier) T&Cs as they look to resume trade.

Covid-19: Are your terms and conditions ready for trade post-lockdown?