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Portrait of Teja Picton-Howell


Teja is a senior consultant in our corporate team and head of financial services regulatory. He specialises in UK, EU and international law in financial services regulation; investment, mergers and acquisitions; banking and capital markets; investment and shareholder disputes and international sanctions.

Much of Teja’s work has an international dimension. This includes guiding UK companies expanding overseas, or overseas companies investing into or entering the UK market. He has over 30 years’ experience helping businesses, including private groups, financial institutions and investments funds, to successfully acquire, sell and invest in businesses worldwide.

As a member of Penningtons Manches Cooper’s India group, Teja has helped many Indian companies enter the UK through acquisitions or establishment. He also has substantial experience working on transactions throughout Europe and in the Gulf. He is instructed to give specialised legal opinions on English company law and practice, including as expert evidence for use in litigation before courts outside the UK.

Teja brings the benefit of his commercial acumen and experience to clients. He is a non-executive director of the fast-expanding Levi Roots/Reggae Reggae Group. 

Recent work highlights

  • Advising various non-EU banks and financial institutions entering the UK market.
  • Pursuing and defending shareholder/investment disputes, including unfair prejudice claims under section 994 of the Companies Act 2006.
  • Acting for a client on a $50 million plus revolving global credit facility.
  • Advising an investment fund on its successful exit of a private UK/European pharma group (circa €30 million).

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under number 419867.

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