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John Davies
Partner

6 Drakes Meadow
Penny Lane
Swindon SN3 3LL

Partner - Head of Corporate

John is a Senior Corporate Partner and advises a diverse range of commercial and corporate clients – local, national and international. Awarded the prestigious Client Partner of the Year accolade at the Lawyer Awards, he is also top-ranked by Chambers UK for corporate law in his region and consistently recommended by Legal 500.

John frequently leads corporate transactions, including sales, acquisitions, restructures, buy-outs, investments, refinancing and joint ventures. He also provides strategic guidance to management teams and business owners, and supports a number of in-house legal teams. John is Head of Office for Swindon and sits on the Thrings Management Board.

Key experience

John’s relevant experience includes:

  • acting on 25 share and asset acquisitions in the downstream oil sector for one of the UK’s leading distributors
  • acting on the $191m sale of Watson Petroleum Limited to World Fuel Services, a global energy business
  • acting on the sale of Specialist Information Management and Business Intelligence Consulting Firm – Information Management Group (IMGROUP) to Hitachi Consulting
  • acting on the complete corporate restructure of a European Group of Companies in line with cutting-edge tax planning
  • advising global brand owners regarding the leverage of marketing, product launches and endorsements during global sporting events
  • drafting and negotiating a multi-national media agreement for a FTSE 100 company, to cover long-term media purchase over all platforms, including television and digital

Accolades

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Our relationship with Thrings during the entire sale process was fundamental to its eventual success. John and Simon were thorough, meticulous and demonstrated great commercial awareness at every stage, as well as being friendly and extremely easy to deal with. I can always rely on John and his team to provide a first-class service and a level of discretion which cannot be underestimated.

Tony Watson, Former Managing Director of Watson Petroleum

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