Ward Hadaway Lawyer Writes the Book on Deal-doing

Posted on the 11 April 2017

Ward Hadaway Lawyer Writes the Book on Deal-doing

A Lawyer from North law firm Ward Hadaway can justifiably claim to have written the book on deal-doing for lawyers – for the fifth time in a row.

Robert Thompson, a Corporate Partner at the Newcastle office of Ward Hadaway, has edited the tenth edition of Sinclair on Warranties and Indemnities on Share and Asset Sales, a leading reference book widely regarded as the key text on corporate transactions subject to English law.

The book is used in a wide range of deals by corporate lawyers both nationally and internationally.

The latest edition of the text is the fifth one edited by Robert, a highly regarded corporate lawyer with over 25 years' specialist experience in this field.

The book also features contributions from expert colleagues at Ward Hadaway in areas including tax, property, pensions, employment, insolvency, IT and data protection.

Publishers Sweet & Maxwell are expecting strong sales for the book across 18 different countries, including in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia as well as the UK and the EU.

Robert Thompson said: "Historically, editing a guide of this importance was the preserve of the larger London firms. As regional firms developed their expertise, that is no longer the case.

"These days, clients need look no further given the in-depth specialism that exists at the leading regional firms and often at a fraction of the cost of their London counterparts. The fact that I and some of my colleagues at Ward Hadaway have now edited this work for the last 13 years speaks for itself.

"Warranties and indemnities are a fundamental part of every deal given they are the tools lawyers use to apportion risk between the “buy” and “sell” side.

"This reference book provides the practitioner with what they need to approach that task with confidence and understanding, as well as providing the reader with the latest legislation, common law, best practice and convention in an otherwise complex area of law and practice.

"This book is likely to find a place in the library of virtually every legal academic institution and law firm in the country as well as in many firms abroad who practise English law on share and asset sales.”

John Pacione, Commissioning Editor at Sinclair on Warranties publisher Sweet & Maxwell, said: “Sinclair on Warranties is a key title in Sweet and Maxwell’s Commercial Series - we are therefore very pleased it is in such expert hands with Robert and his team at Ward Hadaway.

"Given the often detailed nature of warranties, the guidance provided by Robert and his colleagues at Ward Hadaway in the tenth edition of the book is invaluable in helping guide practitioners safely through the thickets of this particular area of legal practice.

"There is a strong demand for the book – which is available in print, as a Proview ebook, and online as a Westlaw commentary title – and we expect sales in around 18 other countries in addition to the UK; in EU territories and further afield as we have strong overseas reach into Commonwealth jurisdictions with an underpinning of English Common Law."

The tenth edition of Sinclair on Warranties and Indemnities on Share and Asset Sales is out now with further details available at www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk