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The Corporate & Commercial Department as DJM is well established and experienced with it’s roots going back to 1946. The team have acted for a wide range of businesses and commercial entities regionally, nationally and internationally.
The dedicated and friendly team, headed by Sheraz Akram, offers a wide range of commercial legal services to its clients in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
We deliver clear and concise legal advice in a commercial context. We find solutions not problems. We pride ourselves on our ability to translate complex legal issues into ‘plain’ English so that our clients can appreciate what the issues are.
DJM’s Corporate and Commercial Team has a wealth of experience in providing legal advice to businesses and individuals on an array of issues. The team is dynamic and entrepreneurial and focuses on the client’s commercial objectives as well as the legal technicalities.
The focus of our highly regarded team is to provide high quality, quick and cost-effective advice on the law to its clients on a solution based approach.
All our clients quite properly expect the best advice at a reasonable cost and our overriding goal as their lawyers of choice is to ensure that we achieve a solution that matches their business needs. It is these values coupled with our team being business-minded that are a key part of our growth and success and it is a measure of the importance we place on our relationship with client that we are constantly complimented for the work we do and the relationships we develop.
Building relationships is a key component in allowing us to get the best results for our clients and we strive to get to know and understand our client and their business.
Within DJM’s Corporate and Commercial Department we have a wealth of experience across numerous sectors and areas of corporate and commercial work, including:
Legal 500 describes the Corporate and Commercial team at Douglas-Jones Mercer as “Commercially astute” and that it provides an ‘exemplary level of service’.
Banking & Finance
Corporate & Commercial
Estates, Trusts & Wills
Family & Divorce
Our team has a wealth of experience in providing legal advice to businesses and individuals on an array of issues.
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Phone: 01792 656519
Year joined DJM: 2012
Qualifications: Sheraz graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Law in 2003.
Specialist Area: Corporate & Commercial
Prior to joining DJM Sheraz was previously with a large Commercial firm based in Cardiff and has dealt with an extensive corporate client base situated both in the UK and internationally. Sheraz has been involved in transactions of varying size and complexity.
During his career to date Sheraz has dealt with numerous acquisitions, disposals, MBO’s, investments, share schemes, restructures, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, LLP agreements and commercial agreements.
Sheraz also has vast experience in dealing with medical and health-care organisations.
Legal 500 describes the Corporate and Commercial team at Douglas-Jones Mercer as “Commercially astute” and that it provides an ‘exemplary level of service’. Its expertise covers a range of corporate and commercial matters, including M&A, share schemes, shareholder agreements and partnership agreements. ‘Tenacious’ and
‘pragmatic’ team head Sheraz Akram is ‘able to grasp key points of complex matters very quickly’ and provides ‘prudent and balanced’ advice to clients in various sectors.
Interests: Spending time with family, motorcycling, and travel.
Phone: 01792 656522
Year joined DJM: 2011
Qualifications: Having grown up and educated in Pembrokeshire, Aaron graduated from University of Wales, Aberystwyth with a Law Degree LL.B (Hons) 2:1. Aaron then undertook a Masters in Commercial Law at Cardiff University, passing with distinction, followed by successfully completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Chester in 2009.
Specialist Area: Having worked in the North West of England for two large international commercial law firms, Aaron joined the firm in 2011 as a Trainee Solicitor. Since then Aaron qualified as a solicitor within our Corporate & Commercial department. Aaron deals with a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including mergers, acquisitions and disposals with a particular expertise in the financial services sector, corporate and group restructures, MBO’s, shareholder agreements, joint venture arrangements and commercial terms.
Aaron also has banking transaction expertise regularly advising both lenders and borrowers on complex refinancing, security and asset finance arrangements.
Interests: Outside DJM, Aaron enjoys socialising with friends, sports, music and walks on the beach!
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