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Theresa Grech

Partner, Head of Corporate Cardiff T +44 (0) 29 2010 0950
theresagrech@incegd.com

Department Corporate Qualified 1997 Education (University) Cardiff University; Bristol University Languages English

Theresa Grech

You, Theresa Grech
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Theresa is the Head of the corporate team in Cardiff. She has over 20 years’ experience advising on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions and corporate governance matters. She also advises on commercial contracts and has a specialist interest in intellectual property and IT related issues.

Theresa advises on mergers & acquisitions and joint ventures, both in the UK and overseas. She also has experience of corporate restructurings, corporate finance and corporate governance issues.

She has a keen interest in intellectual property and therefore regularly assists innovative companies with strong IP portfolios on corporate matters, including their commercial contracts.

Theresa receives praise for her excellent service, which she continues to deliver to her clients and has been recognised by the leading UK legal directories.

She joined the firm in January 2018 having previously been a corporate partner at a large national law firm in Bristol and latterly at a commercial law firm based in Cheltenham. Theresa read Law at Cardiff University before gaining a Master’s degree in Law from Bristol University.

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"As well as my technical ability I believe that I am prompt and attentive, making sure that I treat client matters as if they are my own - I like to feel that I am part of a company's internal team during a transaction."

Professional associations & memberships

  • The Law Society 

What you may not know about Theresa

Theresa is a Grade 8 pianist and has a keen interest in the Arts.  She was formerly honorary company secretary of the internationally acclaimed Cheltenham Festivals.

Accolades:

  • "The Legal 500 – 2020, 2017 & 2016 for Corporate & Commercial;

  • "The Legal 500 – 2017 for TMT (Intellectual Property); and

  • "Chamber and Partners – 2015 for Corporate M&A.

My matter highlights

  • Advising on the setting up of a new joint venture for the expansion in the UK of one of Italy’s largest furniture manufacturers.
  • Representing a client in relation to its interest in joint venture company, in the real estate sector in relation to its constitution and related loan documents as part of a property transaction worth £14.8 million.
  • Advising a client in the sale of part of its existing dental business and the subsequent purchase of 2 dental purchases.
  • Representing a client in its simultaneous purchase of three separate accountancy practices, dealing with the negotiation of 3 business purchase agreements and all ancillary documentation.  
  • Advising a client in the professional services sector in relation to its internal group restructure, involving the transfer of its business and assets from a limited liability partnership to a newly formed company.
  • Representing a client in the FinTech sector in relation to the investment into the client company by Development Bank of Wales and other investors.
  • Representing the shareholders of a target company operating in the engineering industry in the sale of the entire issued share capital of the company.
  • Advising a UK subsidiary of a German based company in the manufacturing sector in relation to a number of complex commercial agreements.

My testimonials and accolades

Theresa Grech

“Clients praise her attention to detail and her efficiency.”

- CHAMBERS AND PARTNERS

Theresa Grech

“"Very knowledgeable on corporate matters"; Has "First-class commercial awareness"; is "Knowledgeable, informative, meticulous and extremely personable."”

- THE LEGAL 500

My recent publications

Insights / Double Trouble - Navigating start-ups through a pandemic and recession

27-10-2020 /

An entrepreneur wanting to go it alone and set up his or her own company would find it challenging at the best of times.

Double Trouble - Navigating start-ups through a pandemic and recession

Insights / Protecting businesses will give the economy the greatest chance of recovery

12-08-2020 /

The Covid-19 pandemic has presented governments, financial markets and economies across the globe with challenges never faced before. Whilst Covid-19 is primarily and most terribly a public health crisis, its far-reaching consequences are devastating the global economy.

Protecting businesses will give the economy the greatest chance of recovery

News / Buyers beware: ensure your indemnities are clear

04-06-2020 /

The case of Towergate Financial (Group) Ltd & Ors v. Hopkinson & Ors (2020) acts as a reminder for buyers to ensure that their indemnities, and in particular their corresponding notice provisions, are drafted clearly and unambiguously in acquisition agreements.

Buyers beware: ensure your indemnities are clear

News / COVID-19: Getting ready for sale during the pandemic

07-05-2020 /

The pandemic will undoubtedly brew uncertainty in M&A transactions. Many potential sellers who had hoped to sell their business will be reconsidering whether this is the right time. Likewise buyers, may find funding difficult and question whether such an investment is wise during this time. In either scenario, the negotiation process is likely to be drawn out. In order to therefore maintain the momentum of the sale process, prospective sellers should utilise this time to get their ‘house in order’. This will allow sellers to package the business to be sold so that it can continue to operate on a day-to-day basis, but also give them flexibility to move to a sale process at short notice at the optimal time.

COVID-19: Getting ready for sale during the pandemic

News / COVID-19: Can we hold remote board meetings where the Articles of Association do not expressly allow for it?

07-04-2020 /

It is usual for recently adopted Articles of Association to include a provision that board meetings may be conducted electronically. Indeed, Article 10 of the model Articles of Association for private companies and Article 9 of the model Articles of Association for public companies contain such a provision. Companies who have older articles, perhaps based on Table A 1985 or earlier versions, are unlikely to have such an express provision.

COVID-19: Can we hold remote board meetings where the Articles of Association do not expressly allow for it?

News / Reorganising your business structure

06-04-2020 /

Given these extraordinary times when many businesses are in lock-down, companies may wish to take this time to look at their business structure and see whether it could be reorganised. This will hopefully put them in a good trading position when restrictions are lifted.

Reorganising your business structure