Niall Daws Trainee Solicitor
Niall is a Trainee Solicitor, currently undertaking his final seat in the Commercial and Corporate team based in London.
Niall previously undertook training seats in Banking and Finance and Dispute Resolution (Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Child Abuse) and was seconded to BAE Systems PLC.
Main areas of practice
Niall advises and assists on corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, disposals, management buy-outs and equity investments. He also advises clients on a variety of corporate governance matters including share buy-backs, internal compliance issues, shareholder agreements, general Companies Act compliance and the establishment and continued operation of co-ownership business ownership structures and employee owned business structures.
Niall has also advised on a variety of aircraft and asset finance and banking and finance matters, including working with internationally recognised banks and other lending institutions on a variety of secured and unsecured lending matters such as UK and international tax based and non-tax based leasing arrangements as well as off balance sheet operating leases and hybrid structures involving asset support.
Niall advises a wide range of regional, national and international clients, including public and private companies, partnerships and private individuals.
Aviation: Niall has helped to establish master finance facilities for multiple commercial aircraft lessors and operators (including facilities utilising export credit support or finance). Niall has also acted on the transfer of aircraft between international jurisdictions and the sale and purchase of both new and second hand aircraft.
Banking and Finance: Niall has acted on transactions ranging from simple corporate finance facilities to UK national SME businesses to multi-jurisdictional finance facilities and arrangements. In 2012/2013, Niall was seconded to one of Blake Morgan's key banking clients, assisting their lending and securities team in West London with the production of corporate lending documents and the completion of various transactions (from large scale business to business lending to lending to high net worth individuals)
Alternative Business Ownership: Another important area in Niall's recent work has been acting on employee buyout transactions, employee share ownership and co-ownership structures. He has dealt with employee trusts, EMI and non-EMI share schemes and all kinds of ancillary advice in relation to the incorporation of new companies.
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