Partner, Corporate and Commercial
We welcomed Sonio to the firm... in November 2010. Having accumulated a wealth of connections as a deal maker in the North West legal market (including as a Partner at Pannone), we were delighted to welcome Sonio as a Partner in our Corporate Team.
Key areas of expertise include... with 20 years' experience, Sonio is highly adept at conducting a diverse range of corporate finance matters including mergers and acquisitions, reverse takeovers, buying and selling businesses, private equity and corporate governance work, company re-organisations and business start-ups. He has vast expertise acting for a wide variety of clients including quoted companies, SMEs/OMBs, equity houses and high net worth individuals in a number of sectors including healthcare, logistics, retail and leisure.
He also brings a Corporate Recovery capability and has acted for numerous acquisitive SMEs regarding pre-pack transactions and purchases of distressed businesses from insolvency practitioners. He has also advised a number of insolvency practitioners in the North West with regard to corporate turnaround matters and advisory matters.
He fits in because... as well as being approachable and pragmatic, as a prominent member of the Manchester business community Sonio's extensive networking skills have enabled him to build up an impressive portfolio of contacts across a number of intermediaries and corporates. His knowledge of Punjabi also stands him in good stead with the increasing prominence of Asian businesses via the route of Inward Investment into the UK.
At the end of the day... Sonio is enthusiastic about his football and golf, as well as blocking his way to not out scores during the cricketing summer. When not playing, Sonio endures Saturday afternoons watching West Bromwich Albion. Conversely, he enjoys pop concerts, travel and eating out in South Manchester.