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Finalist lawyer of the year - Adam Dowdney

Adam Dowdney has been shortlisted for ‘Lawyer of the year’ at the Thames Valley Deals Awards 2019

We are proud to announce IBB Solicitors has been shortlisted for 'Law Firm of the Year' and Adam Dowdney has been shortlisted for ‘Lawyer of the year’ at the Thames Valley Deals Awards 2019.

Corpoate and Commercial - Top Tier Legal 500 2019

Legal 500 2019 Top Tier - Coporate and Commercial Team

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is well positioned to capture the lion's share of work for SME and owner-managed businesses located in West London and the wider Thames Valley region, and is continuing to attract mandates from larger corporates and multinationals such as Hertz and Cegedim. The practice also works in close collaboration with the firm's real estate and construction groups to handle a range of work emanating from the hotel and housing sectors. Other clients include Renault Retail Group.

Adam Dowdney - Legal 500 Leading Individual

Legal 500 2019 Leading Individual - Corporate and Commercial Team

Adam Dowdney listed as "leading individual" in the Legal 500 2019 listing.

Adam Dowdney and Harriett Jones advised Italian drinks dispenser company, Celli, on its acquisition of Brewday. In a highlight demonstrating the firm's entrenched relationships with owner-managed businesses, Dowdney and Jones assisted the shareholders of Resourcing Solutions with the £15m sale of a 70% shareholding to Match Group, and the grant of put and call options over the remaining 30%. 

Adam Dowdney Lgeal 500 2017 Leading Lawyer

Legal 500 2017 Corporate and Commercial Team - Leading Individual

Adam Dowdney listed as "leading individual" in the Legal 500 2017 listing.

"Adam Dowdney joined from Shoosmiths LLP in April 2016, and, along with David Clark, is acting for Trans-Siberian Gold on its high-value share capital reduction, and is also advising Sabio on a £50m management buyout backed by Lyceum Capital. Other highlights included advising residential housebuilder Durkan Estates on its joint venture with Housing Growth Partnership, and assisting Advanced Group Holdings on its demerger and management buyout".

John Milner Recommended Lawyer Legal 500

Legal 500 2017 Corporate and Commercial Team

Legal 500 2017 says:

IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett)’s team is ‘excellent in all areas’ and ‘really takes the time to explain things in simple terms to clients with little to no experience in corporate and commercial law’. The firm acts for domestic and multinational clients in their transactional and restructuring activity, and has been notably active in the hotels sector. 

David Clark Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer

Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2015: David Clark

At IBB, David Clark has been highly active on a range of corporate real estate and private equity matters for clients such as Moorfield Group and Wise Hotel. 

David Clark Corporate and Commercial Lawyer, IBB, listed in Chambers 2016

Chambers and Partners 2016: Corporate and Commercial

David Clark enjoys a "very good reputation" for corporate work in the region, with clients particularly praising his responsiveness to their needs. He handles a wide range of transactional matters on behalf of clients of all sizes.  

IBB's corporate and commercial law team ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"Acts for both domestic and international clients on a range of corporate and commercial mandates. Counsels on matters of contract negotiation, acquisitions, disposals, corporate restructuring and business finance."

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

"I would strongly recommend IBB as legal representatives for any company." 

IBB's corporate and commercial lawyers ranked in Chambers 2015

Chambers and Partners 2015

"One source said of David Clark: 'We are very impressed with him. We find him to be extremely efficient and strong at communicating with us.' He was the lead partner on the Strata Residential matter."

David Clark Recommended Lawyer Legal 500 2014

Legal 500 2014

"IBB (Iliffes Booth Bennett) is ‘excellent in the service it provides', and ‘understands business intricacies very well'. The team advises on corporate reorganisations, M&A and private equity deals, acting for major clients such as Renault, Cummins, Lands Improvement Holdings, and Trans-Siberian Gold plc. David Clark is head of the practice."

Chambers and Partners 2014

"Advises clients in relation to issues such as corporate restructuring, corporate governance, transactions, due diligence and contract negotiations. Experience in handling cross-border mandates

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

'They are very responsive, business-savvy, timely and practical.'"

The Corporate and Commercial team are ranked in band three.

Legal 500 2013

"David Clark heads the team at IBB, which acts for clients including Patek Philippe, Trans-Siberian Gold and Armstrong World Industries. It advised Cummins on proposed changes to its standard purchasing terms."

The Corporate and Commercial team are ranked in the second tier for the South East.

Chambers and Partners 2014

IBB is ranked for its Banking and Finance work in Chambers and Partners 2014.

"The Banking and Finance team represents a medley of lenders and borrowers in a range of financing matters. Expertise in the healthcare and real estate sectors.

Quotes (mainly from clients) include:

'I would rate IBB Solicitors as a first-rate firm with strength in depth across a wide range of legal specialisms. The firm has a very positive and strong outlook which is evident to myself as a client of the practice.'

'Very good – they are professional and knowledgeable.'"


Legal 500 2012

"The team at IBB is headed by David Clark, who has considerable experience in corporate finance. The firm represented AIM-listed Trans-Siberian Gold in its conversion of debt facilities worth close to £7m into new ordinary shares."