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Philip Walton, Partner at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Corporate, Pharmacy, Technology


Phil is a partner in the corporate team. He trained and qualified in the City and joined Penningtons Manches Cooper from a Surrey based law firm where he was a partner for over six years. He advises on all types of corporate transactions, including private company mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements and corporate governance. He also regularly provides boardroom training for a wide range of clients on matters such as best practice, structuring, Bribery Act compliance and preparing for acquisition or sale.

A member of the firm’s health and care sector group, he advises all kinds of healthcare professionals including GPs, pharmacists, dentists, dermatologists, pathologists and chiropractors.

Phil is a leading expert on pharmacy acquisitions and disposals, from large chains to individual outlets. He also has specialist knowledge of businesses involved in aviation and logistics, IT, digital and retail, as well as the charity and not for profit sectors. He has often advised both residential and commercial real estate companies on their joint venture arrangements.

Phil is recognised in The Legal 500 as a 'private equity expert'.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising the management team of Just Ask Estate Sevices Limited on Bridges Fund Management’s £9 million majority stake investment.
  • Advising Mayfair Consultancy Services Limited on the disposal of its international benefits brokerage portfolio to Aon.
  • Acting for The Hub Pharmacy Limited on its acquisition of six pharmacies from Living Care Pharmacy.
  • Acting for The Hub Pharmacy Limited on its acquisition of W S Young Limited, a company with two pharmacies based in Chester.
  • Acting for The Hub Pharmacy on its acquisition of Market Street Pharmacy, Hyde, Greater Manchester.
  • Advising the shareholders of Dunbar and Boardman Partnerships Limited on its sale to TÜV SÜD.

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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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