Arthur Fernandes

Arthur is a solicitor specialising in corporate law.

He has been practising law for over 30 years and has practiced abroad. He is also a notary public.

He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, banking law, corporate finance including private equity, AIM listings, corporate restructuring and corporate insolvency.

He has acted on acquisitions in a variety of sectors including retail, pharmaceuticals, high-tech, IT, oil and gas, financial services, media and the hospitality industry.

Arthur has developed a vibrant international practice and has acted for a number of brand named English, American, Japanese and Indian companies.  He is practised in cross-border acquisitions.

He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree and sits on the board of various companies. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and a member of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3) and a member of the Notaries Society.

Arthur’s deals include:

  • Acting for seller in £330m cross border sale of pharmaceutical company
  • Acting for a number of investors and developers in several multi-million pound property deals
  • Acting for seller in multi-million pound MBO of F1 racing team
  • Acting for Japanese Company in restructuring of its UK and European subsidiaries
  • Acting for sellers in a group company consisting of a Swiss company and a Nigerian company in a multi-million sale of shares to a US company in the oil and gas sector
  • Acting for Indian pharmaceutical company in £multi-million acquisition of UK pharmaceutical company
  • Acting for Indian cinema company in acquisition of majority stake in UK cinema chain
  • Acting for sellers in £multi-million pound acquisition of group comprising US, UK and Indian companies
  • Acting for sellers in sale of issued share capital of IT company to Swedish company
  • Acting for US-based pharmaceutical company in acquisition of a UK company specialising in clinical trials
  • Acting for sellers in £20m sale of shares in a communications group to a US company
  • Acting for buyers in £multi-million purchase of international subsidiary of high-tech company (microwave technology)
  • Acting for Indian steel company in setting up a company in Georgia and dealing with international bank funding for set-up
  • Acting for sellers in £10m sale of shares in financial consulting company to US company
  • Acting for developer in £multi-million joint venture property development, involving off-shore vehicles
  • Acting for seller in £26.5m sale of shares in off-shore company with a 25-property portfolio
  • Acting for a consortium of Japanese companies in a £multi-million acquisition of shares in a joint venture company in the automotive sector
  • Acting for a large international design company in multi-million pound design agreement for a hotel consortium in Hungary
  • Advising a number of international brand name Japanese companies on various matters, including restructuring, acquisitions and a variety of commercial agreement
  • Acting for buyer in a £80m acquisition of shares an SPV whose single asset was a five star London hotel
  • Acting for administrators/liquidators and buyers in numerous sales and purchases of businesses out of administration/liquidation
  • Advising a number of clients on listings on the junior stock exchange

Corporate Experience

Arthur has supported the Business, Commercial & Company team in dealing with the property aspects of their transactions

Personal Interests

Enjoys chess, cricket, languages and politics.


French and Portuguese.