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Aashay Knights

Associate
Corporate & Commercial
Practice areas:
Expertise includes:
  • Asset sales and purchases
  • Commercial contracts
  • corporate & Commercial
  • Corporate due diligence and disclosure
  • Share sales and purchases
Other languages spoken:
Gujarati
Aashay Says:
“Creating a strong personal relationship with my clients is integral to my practice. Taking the time to get to know them and understand their business inside-out is the key to being able to help them achieve their outcomes and to assist in their continued growth."

Meet Aashay

I qualified with Lawrence Stephens in 2017, and am Associate in the Corporate and Commercial and the Banking and Finance team at the firm.

I work on share and asset sales and purchases for a very diverse range of clients, including handling on the due diligence and disclosure processes and assisting with closure on a range of transactions. I have supported clients in a range of sectors including IT, retail, hospitality, dental laboratories, construction and real estate.  My experience includes regularly working with clients to assist them with shareholders and partnership agreements, employee share schemes, and commercial contracts.

As part of my banking and finance practice, I have acted for both borrowers and lenders in producing, reviewing and advising upon security documentation, intercreditor documentation and facility agreements.

When working with my clients, I believe that a personal approach is key to understanding their business needs.  Getting to know the individuals behind the business enables me to fully understand and anticipate my client’s commercial needs, allowing me to provide meaningful and proactive legal advice.

Outside work, I am a self-confessed sport nut and regularly play rugby and golf.  I am  also in the process of training to be a certified American Football coach and could spend endless hours watching and analysing NFL.  I also love to cook and can regularly be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Experience highlights 

  • Assisted in the disclosure process of the £35.5m sale of ITEC Connect Ltd to printer manufacturer and tech services company Xerox.
  • Assisted in completing over 15 acquisitions for a large dental health organisation, including 10 in one month.
  • Prepared detailed shareholders agreement and articles for a furniture retailer.
  • Assisted a well-known high street bank in completing over 30 CBILS loans ranging from £150,000 to £3,000,000.
  • Assisted with a £66m management buy-out of a well-known construction infrastructure company.
  • Assisted in the purchase of a well-known bowling alley company out of administration by a private equity company.

“Aashay has been an integral part of our advisory team at Lawrence Stephens for a number of years, during which time he has worked with us on acquisitions, debt raising and more recently on an equity sale of the business. The management team at ITEC have found Aashay’s calm and measured approach to be invaluable to us throughout these transactions.”

Martin Hargreaves, ITEC Connect UK