Sumaira Choudary

corporate solicitor
Partner

85 Fleet Street
London EC4Y 1AE

Tel: 020 7227 7389
Email: sumaira.choudary@rlb-law.com

Sumaira is a Partner in the Corporate and Corporate Restructuring departments.

Areas of Expertise

Sumaira has experience in advising private equity houses, venture capital businesses, entrepreneurs and management teams. She advises on restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures, business start-ups and commercial contracts.

Experience

Private equity, turnaround and private investment

  • acting for a private equity business on the sale by one its investment companies of a wholly owned food distribution company
  • representing a venture capital business in relation to the financing of a joint venture with existing management to acquire a leading cosmetic surgery business and subsequently acting on the restructuring of the business
  • advising a national restaurant chain on the terms of an investment by a corporate venture capital investor
  • acting for a private equity house on a pre-sale reorganisation and exit of its interest in a national restaurant chain
  • advising a provider of wireless Internet connection in relation to an investment by a venture capital company
  • acting for turnaround based Fund in connection with the acquisition of and eventual exit from a shop fitting business
  • advising several investors in relation to an investment in a national data centre company by way of loan and equity injection
  • acting for a private equity firm on the terms of consultancy and ancillary investment arrangements with a senior executive in relation to one of its investment companies specialising in PC technology
  • representing a private equity firm on the turnaround of a portfolio company specialising in PC technology
  • advising several investors on the start-up of an online marketing solutions company
  • acting for a private equity firm in the structuring of incentives to the management team of several of its investment companies
  • advising on the acquisition of a 50% shareholding in a property holding company and associated shareholder arrangements
  • advising the management team in relation to a management buyout of a brick manufacturing company
  • acting for the management team in relation to a management buyout of a printing company.


Mergers and acquisitions

  • advising an offshore trust company in relation to a two-stage acquisition of issued shares in an international telecommunications company for a sum in excess of USD $150 million. Advising on all aspects of the transaction including due diligence, shareholder arrangements, redomiciliation, international financing and a subsequent international multi-million dollar international placing and certain corporate restructuring during the life of the venture
  • representing a private equity business on the acquisition of bank debt in and post-sale acquisition of certain assets of a technology marketing group
  • acting for a business consulting and project management company on the terms of an acquisition of a construction consultancy and quantity surveying business
  • advising an entrepreneur in relation to an acquisition of a supermarket from a national supermarket chain
  • advising a holding company on the terms of a disposal of shares in one of its wholly owned subsidiaries specialising in safety systems
  • advising on the acquisition of the assets and business of a wholesale and retail company specialising in military garments and equipment
  • advising the shareholders of a property holding company in connection with the sale of their shares

Reorganisations and corporate finance

  • acting for a private equity business on the structuring of a two stage debt and equity acquisition in a training company
  • advising the management team of a construction consultancy and quantity surveying business on a pre-sale restructuring and management buy-out
  • acting for a group of companies operating a national restaurant chain on the release by the holding company of its share premium and certain ancillary inter-group financing
  • advising several different business on a section 110 Insolvency Act 1986 reconstruction
  • acting for various private equity firms and offshore Funds on the variation of certain pre-existing corporate financing arrangements with English companies
  • advising a private equity firm on the terms of a refinancing of an IT manufacturing company
  • advising a national chain of health and fitness clubs on the terms of the variation of its existing management financing arrangements and general corporate restructuring arrangements
  • advising various companies on the buyback of shares in their respective issued share capital
  • advising a company specialising in ICT services on the terms of the reorganisation of its existing financing and corresponding security arrangements

General commercial

  • advising an English training business on the terms of a licensing arrangement with an offshore training provider
  • representing an established fashion designer on a sponsorship arrangement with an internationally known company manufacturing personal care products
  • acting for various companies in relation to the preparation and entering into of option agreements
  • advising and drafting of terms and conditions relating to customer loyalty and consumer promotional activities
  • drafting various trading terms and conditions of business for a leading property management company and businesses within a variety of different sectors including fashion, design, property and entertainment and leisure
  • advising on and drafting a variety of commercial contracts and agreements including: confidentiality agreements, joint venture and shareholder agreements, agency agreements, competition rules, partnership agreements and conducting contract reviews.

Client Sectors

Sumaira’s sector experience includes acting for clients within turnaround, private equity and venture capital, recruitment, training, manufacturing, telecommunications, hotels, leisure and entertainment, fashion, property and business advisory and marketing sectors.