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Duncan Shepherd


T. 0114 224 2023 M. 07912 087518

Duncan Shepherd

Director and Head of Company Commercial

Department: Company Commercial

Experience in years:

20+ years


University of Sheffield

Main areas of work:

  • Transactions advising buyers, sellers, funders and investors
  • Re-organisations and restructures
  • Provides businesses with advice on company law, partnerships, start-ups, joint ventures
  • Commercial agreements (supply, distribution, agency and licencing)

Duncan is head of the firm's Environmental Group which is responsible for overseeing the reduction of the firm's impact on the environment.

For the last 15 years Duncan has been a director of the Sheffield Young Women’s Christian Association. He was also a director of Barnsley Football Club.

Great/notable stuff done at Wake Smith:

  • Substantial multi-stage demerger of hotels businesses & investment properties
  • Multiple MBOs of subsidiaries from a plc
  • Bespoke supply agreements for an international laundry equipment manufacturer
  • Purchase of a US business which has enabled a UK company to become an international supplier
  • Significant HSBC funding to facilitate a MBO of a key supplier to MoD

What clients say about Duncan:

Duncan Shepherd's three-partner team at Wake Smith is "very efficient and keeps on top of things". – The Legal 500

Out of work:

Now the kids have grown up, the freedom to play golf & keep fit, plus skiing & travelling.

Recent articles by Duncan Shepherd

Wake Smith advises on Juratek Limited MBO

Wake Smith advise on sale of Sheffield’s Freight Despatch Worldwide Ltd

Wake Smith helps railway locomotive purchase and refurb go full steam ahead

Considering a corporate re-organisation?

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