Manoj Styche-Patel Partner, Divisional Director Commercial Services

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“He is pretty flexible about his approach and he recognises his clients' position.”

Chambers UK 2018
Manoj is the Divisional Director of Commercial Services and specialises in corporate and commercial matters. 

Main areas of practice

He advises on mergers and acquisitions, MBOs, reorganisations and restructuring, LLP and partnership matters and general commercial arrangements. He is recognised by clients for his commercial awareness and his solution-driven approach, together with his easy going manner.


Manoj's leisure clients include public house chains, nightclubs, restaurants, health and fitness clubs and golf clubs.

Significant experience

Significant cases: he has recently advised:

  • The shareholders of Icon Display (an international sports media business) on their sale to Chime Communications plc.
  • David Lloyd Leisure on various key commercial arrangements and joint ventures.
  • A major convenience store retailer on its acquisition programme.
  • A private equity house in its investment into a substantial healthcare business. 
  • Orolia S.A., a defence sector company, on its acquisition of a UK specialist engineering/manufacturing business.

Other expertise

Manoj spent most of 2004 on secondment to the in-house legal department of Whitbread plc, one of the UK's leading leisure and hospitality companies. There he gained significant experience of the leisure industry and also an understanding of the client's perspective when dealing with lawyers.

Articles by Manoj

Blake Lapthorn advises on the sale of Coolmation Group to Swegon

Press Release

We have advised the founder and majority shareholder of the Coolmation group of businesses in the sale of the group to Swegon Limited, a subsidiary of Swegon AB.