Sarah Jones-Howells

Associate

Sarah is an associate solicitor in the corporate team at Hugh James. She has extensive experience in the corporate sector and has been involved in a broad range of corporate transactions since joining the firm in November 2008. Sarah has particular interest and expertise in advising family owned businesses. Expertise

  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Equity and debt investments
  • Joint ventures
  • Management buy outs/buy-ins
  • Restructuring
  • General corporate advice
  • Family businesses governance structures

Career history

  • Trained: Douglas-Jones Mercer
  • Qualified: 2005
  • Associate at Hugh James: 2008

Experience Sarah has advised:

  • the Gupta family on its strategic investment in UK and Indian tidal lagoon programmes.
  • Pinnacle Telecom and Pinnacle Office Equipment on their management buyouts.
  • the Welsh Rugby Union, on its joint venture with Compass Group UK & Ireland to create a new hospitality company providing catering, conferencing and hospitality services at the Millennium Stadium.
  • the management team of Vista Retail Support on £12.3m management buyout.
  • Finance Wales on numerous transactions following Hugh James's appointment to the Welsh Government corporate finance panel.
  • Community based businesses on the transfer of their services "in house" to local authorities.
  • Numerous corporate and individual sellers/purchasers on sales and acquisitions of nursing homes throughout the UK.
  • On the purchase of several hotels and other leisure businesses throughout the UK.
  • A management team on its buyout of a steel construction company.
  • Administrators on the sale of assets of companies in administration including "pre-packaged" sales.
  • On a range of company reorganisations and joint ventures.
  • Various businesses, in particular family businesses, on their corporate structure documents including partnership agreements, LLP agreements and shareholder agreements.

Education

  • Cowbridge Comprehensive School
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Wales Cardiff Law School

Languages

  • Welsh