Arthur Fernandes


Arthur Fernandes

020 7596 8555
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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:

  • Acted for Vendor in £330 million cross border sale of Pharmaceutical company
  • Acted for a number of investors and developers in several multi-million pound property deals
  • Acted for Vendor in multi-million pound MBO of F1 racing team
  • Acted for Japanese Company in restructuring of its UK and European subsidiaries
  • Acted for Vendors 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
  • Acted for Indian Pharmaceutical company in £multi-million acquisition of UK pharmaceutical company
  • Acted for Indian cinema company in acquisition of majority stake in UK cinema chain
  • Acted for Vendors in £multi-million pound acquisition of group comprising US, UK and Indian companies
  • Acted for Vendors in sale of issued share capital of IT company to Swedish company
  • Acted for US-based pharmaceutical company in acquisition of a UK company specialising in clinical trials
  • Acted for Vendors in £20million sale of shares in a communications group to a US company
  • Acted for Purchasers in £multi-million purchase of international subsidiary of high-tech company (microwave technology)
  • Acted for Indian steel company in setting up a company in Georgia and dealing with international bank funding for set-up
  • Acted for Vendors in £10million sale of shares in financial consulting company to US company
  • Acted for developer in £multi-million joint venture property development, involving off-shore vehicles.
  • Acted for Vendor in £26.5 million sale of Shares in  off-shore Company with a 25-property portfolio
  • Acted for a consortium of Japanese companies in a £multi-million acquisition of shares in a joint venture company in the automotive sector
  • Acted for a large international design company in multi-million pound design agreement for a Hotel consortium in Hungary
  • Advised a number of international brand name Japanese companies on various matters, including restructuring, acquisitions and a variety of commercial agreement
  • Acted for Buyer in a £80M acquisition of shares an SPV whose single asset was a five star London Hotel
  • Acts for Administrators/Liquidators and buyers in numerous sales and purchases of businesses out of Administration/Liquidation
  • Advised 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.