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Neil Evans

Neil Evans


Neil Evans

Neil Evans advises private equity firms, hedge funds, corporates and other financial investors on the full spectrum of corporate matters. He has extensive experience advising clients on domestic and cross-border private M&A transactions (including buyouts and corporate carve-outs), public M&A transactions, co-investment arrangements (including joint ventures), management incentivisation arrangements, reorganisations and other general corporate advice.

He is recognised as a notable practitioner in IFLR 1000 and was listed in the Legal Week 40 Under 40: Rising Star in Private Equity in 2019.

  • Advising KKR on its offer for IQGeo Group PLC.
  • Advising KKR and Mirastar on the acquisition of Warrington Omega II.
  • Advising Stirling Square Capital Partners in relation to its investment in Mettis Aerospace.
  • Advising Stirling Square Capital Partners in relation to its investment in Resillion.
  • Advising KKR and Mirastar on the sale of three logistic assets in the UK to Clarion Partners.
  • Advising Blackstone on the merger of its portfolio company The Office Group (TOG) with Fora, a provider of co-working space.
  • Advising Elliott Management on its investments in Waterstones and Barnes & Noble.
  • Advising Elliott Management on its investment in Wasabi Sushi & Bento.
  • Advising Elliott Management and Waterstones on the acquisition of Blackwell’s.
  • Advising Sculptor on its investment in Gravity, a leading active entertainment brand in the UK.
  • Advising Bain Capital Credit on a number of joint ventures and co-investment arrangements relating to real estate investments across Europe.
  • Advising Melrose Industries PLC on the sale of BRUSH to One Equity Partners.
  • Advising Melrose Industries PLC and GKN Aerospace on the sale of Fokker Services and Fokker Techniek to Panta Holdings.

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Career and qualifications

  • Admitted as solicitor in England & Wales 2007
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner January 2022

Awards and citations

  • 'Neil Evans – great addition to the team, hit the ground running and delivers high quality work with a great personable approach. Very commercial, committed to delivering the result for clients and providing assistance above and beyond wherever he can.'
    Legal 500 2022
  • 'Neil Evans is an exceptional M&A partner whose opinion I always seek on legal matters. He has an impressive ability to deliver commercial solutions to complex problems, as well as a deep understanding of corporate M&A law. I seek Neil’s advice on everything from corporate matters to partnership agreements and transactional work. He is supported by a strong team around him.'
    Legal 500 2022