Arthur Fernandes


Arthur Fernandes

Practice Areas

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 £20 million 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 £10 million 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 and Company team in dealing with the property aspects of their transactions

Personal Interests

Enjoys chess, cricket, languages and politics.


French and Portuguese.

The International Connection

Philip Ross is a founder member of Cyrus Ross International which is an association of law firms throughout Europe. This association provides business clients with a personal service tailored to meet individual requirements on a local or international level.

In Cyrus Ross International we have created an organisation which guarantees this bespoke service on a European level.

Please contact us if you have any enquiry relating to Cyrus Ross International.

We are also able to provide a worldwide international service using our associations with lawyers across the globe.

Our team at Philip Ross are diverse and fluent in many foreign languages enabling communication with our international clients in the language of their choice.