Claire Williams

Partner, Corporate Finance

Claire Williams, Partner, Corporate Finance, asb law


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OFFICE: Maidstone,Crawley

01622 656632 / 01293 861262

Insider SE Dealmakers Awards logo asb law win corporate law firm of the yearSpecialist in mergers and acquisitions, management buyouts, asset swaps, restructurings, shareholder agreements and joint ventures

Claire advises a range of clients from international corporations to individual shareholders on various corporate matters such as share sales, loans, investments, company law issues, finance and business acquisitions.  As well as her City experience in advising large corporates, Claire has a great deal of experience advising owner managers on the sale of their companies as well as acting for purchasers on acquisitions.  In 2009 she led on the conversion of asb law from a partnership to a limited liability partnership

Claire has developed a following of clients throughout Kent and the South East and established excellent relationships with a number of corporate finance boutiques, accounting firms and banks.

Claire is a member of the Steering Committee of the Kent Corporate Finance Alliance and a member of Kent 5:50.

Areas of expertise

  • Acquisitions
  • Disposals
  • Joint Ventures
  • Management Buy-outs/Buy-Ins
  • Equity investments
  • Group restructurings

In the real world … Claire enjoys entertaining at home and spending time with her family and friends.  As a native Kiwi she is a keen supporter of the New Zealand All Blacks.

Year of qualification: 1996 (as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand), qualifying as an English solicitor in 2004.

What our clients say...

"Able to pick up complex issues very quickly and get things done"

A client via Chambers and Partners 2015 - Corporate M&A

"They are excellent; on the ball, very good at responding and very flexible"

A client via Chambers and Partners 2016 - Corporate M&A

"They have great awareness of the local market and the issues facing our clients"

A client via Chambers and Partners 2015 - Banking and Finance

What the legal directories say...

She's (Claire Williams) very empathetic, knowledgeable, down to earth, measured and is somebody you can bounce ideas off.

A client, Chambers & Partners 2018

Claire Williams, who ‘is a truly trusted adviser’

Legal 500 2017

asb law LLP’s ‘personal, professional and competitive’ team has a fine reputation in the market for M&A work, corporate restructurings and regulatory matters

Legal 500 2017

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