Mike Watson

Managing Partner, Operations , Corporate and Commercial

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023 8082 0546 / 07917 157734

I was appointed as Managing Partner of Trethowans in April 2021.

Prior to becoming Managing Partner, I led the firm’s Corporate Team for more than 10 years. Alongside being Managing Partner, I continue to specialise in the sale and purchase of companies and businesses and am seen as a leading individual in this field.

I advise clients on a wide range of related company matters, such as joint venture agreements, shareholders agreements and investment agreements, as well as general advice on compliance with the Companies Act.

My clients range from fully listed international companies through to owner-managed businesses.

I am a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 2021 guide which notes: Mike Watson and Lucy Gleisner are key individuals at the practice. Both are well informed, and put their clients’ objectives first. Great listeners and communicators. Both are able to work through complicated issues to a resolution’.

Michael commands the respect of clients and transaction teams generally. He always progresses a deal rather than causing issues and I find him pragmatic and easy to deal with - Chambers and Partners 2020

Areas of Expertise

Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
Shareholders and joint venture agreements
Consultancy agreements
General corporate governance / Companies Act compliance advice
All aspects of commercial contract work from standard terms and conditions, supply of goods and services agreements, outsourcing agreements and IT related agreements.

Areas of Expertise

Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
Shareholders and joint venture agreements
Consultancy agreements
General corporate governance / Companies Act compliance advice
All aspects of commercial contract work from standard terms and conditions, supply of goods and services agreements, outsourcing agreements and IT related agreements.