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Paul Crook


Paul was Global Head of Corporate Know-how and Training from 2003 - 2012.

He was a partner in the corporate department for 20 years from 1984-2003. He obtained an MA and an LL.M from Jesus College, Cambridge, joined the firm in 1976 and qualified as a solicitor in 1978. From 1980 to 1982 he was seconded as the first in-house secondee lawyer to the London Stock Exchange. He led the corporate practice in the firm’s Paris office from 1993-1996 and was admitted to the French Bar in 1994. He has considerable experience in a wide range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (public and private, domestic and cross-border), international joint ventures, equity issues and leveraged and management buyouts. Paul was for many years a member of the Company Law Committees of the Law Society and of the City of London Law Society. He also sits on the Advisory Board of Gore-Browne on Companies.



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1978 Admitted as avocat, France, 1994


MA, Law, Jesus College, Cambridge University, 1974 LLM, Law, Jesus College, Cambridge University, 1975


English, French
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