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Robin Adams


Robin is a corporate law specialist, advising a range of clients on acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, restructuring and equity investments. He also advises on public procurement issues and LLP and partnership matters. Clients praise his “meticulous attention to detail” and “expertise and enthusiasm”.

He has completed numerous transactions for a large national retail chemist and retail travel agency and has experience of acquisitions and disposals in the insurance sector and ground rents sector.  He also acts for a number of clients in the education sector on corporate matters, including university technology spin-outs.

In 2010 he spent three months on secondment to National Renewable Energy Centre Limited advising primarily on public procurement issues relating to a large capital project.

Robin has delivered seminars on public procurement, the Companies Act 2006 and directors’ duties.

recent experience

  • Advising on numerous retail pharmacy and retail travel acquisitions including a £13 million acquisition for Co-operative Pharmacy
  • Advising on the restructuring of Newcastle College Group
  • Advising on the disposal and pre-sale restructuring of a mortgage brokerage group
  • Acting for University of Sunderland on the restructuring of the National Glass Centre
  • Advising on the disposal of Arnott Commercial Insurance Brokers to Giles Insurance Brokers
  • Advising on a multi-company joint venture arrangement between two North East based property businesses
  • Completion of various ground-rent portfolio sales for Bellway plc involving a hive-across and corporate sale
  • Advising on the part disposal of a technology company to a German competitor and related arrangements between the shareholders
  • Advising on a UK restructuring for a Japanese owned group followed by a later disposal to a German company
  • Advising on public procurement issues for a variety of projects for National Renewable Energy Centre Limited
  • Acting for the University of Sunderland on technology spin-out projects

Robin enjoys running. He has completed the Great North Run several times. He is also a keen skier. 

He is a season ticket holder for Newcastle United.