Akeel specialises in Corporate and Commercial work acting for a range of public companies, private companies, partnerships, trusts and other unincorporated bodies.

Akeel advises on:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and sales;
  • Joint ventures, equity investment and business start-ups (including shareholder arrangements);
  • Placing of shares (whether public or private) and AIM;
  • Share options and share buy-backs;
  • Business or group restructuring/reorganisation;
  • Commercial lending (security, priority, funding arrangements and guarantees);
  • Corporate recovery and insolvency work;
  • Shareholder disputes;
  • Partnership issues (including normal trading partnerships, limited liability partnerships and limited partnerships);
  • Franchising (acting for franchisors and franchisees). Myerson Solicitors LLP is affiliated to the British Franchise Association;

Akeel has a first class honours degree from Manchester University and gained a distinction (first class pass) on the Legal Practice Course.

After completing his studies, he worked in the corporate departments of Rowlands and then Eversheds before joining Myerson in 2001.

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Expertise and Past Cases

In addition to his Corporate expertise, Akeel has years of experience advising clients on a wide range of commercial matters, including:

Distribution agreements, supply of goods and services, general terms and conditions and a variety of bespoke trading/commercial contracts;

Intellectual property licensing, exploitation and protection (e.g. copyright, trademarks, patents, registered designs, design rights and confidential information);

Software licensing, development and hosting contracts and other IT related arrangements

Website and e-commerce terms and conditions