With over 30 years’ experience of corporate and M&A work, Crispin is a partner in the Corporate Group and a leader in his field. Crispin not only works across the UK (working between the London and Midlands offices of Shoosmiths) but also manages transactions outside the UK. Across most sectors, Crispin has a wide breadth of experience in terms of clients (whether UK or international, private or public, corporates, institutions, private equity and venture capital houses, growth companies, start ups and individuals). Work includes M&A, investments and divestments, equity capital markets, private equity and venture capital transactions, corporate governance and general corporate matters.
Crispin also jointly heads Shoosmiths International managing and co-ordinating Shoosmiths’ relationships with law firms around the globe, including through its membership of the World Services Group (WSG), a global network of law firms, as well as its participation in the International Bar Association (IBA).
Prior to joining Shoosmiths in 2009, Crispin spent his years at Freshfields (eight years) and Eversheds Sutherland (12 years). Crispin edited the Directors Chapter of Tolleys Company Law Handbook for ten years and is recognised in directories as being a leading expert in his field. He was awarded UK M&A Lawyer of the Year 2020 by Lawyer Monthly. Legal directory quotes include: ‘cutting-edge advice’, ‘fantastic client-focused service’, 'good commercial sense with a view to getting deals done quickly’, ‘pragmatic approach to complex multi-party negotiations’.