OUR PEOPLE

One of our three corporate partners remains primarily responsible and involved in each corporate instruction which we handle

In addition, we have a number of senior and junior lawyers working at the firm who assist the partners as appropriate depending on the type of transaction and work involved

Each of our partners has experience in working outside the UK - in the USA, the Middle East and the Far East

Tony Grant

Tony trained and worked following qualification at Allen & Overy. He moved to Denton Hall (now Dentons) where he worked for 24 years. For 12 years, he was senior partner in Hong Kong and in charge of their Far East offices. On returning to London, Tony was successively head of Dentons’ corporate and technology, media and telecoms departments. He left Dentons in 2004 and was a founder partner of Grant Dawe in 2006.

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Jonathan Dawe

Jonathan began his career at Denton Hall, qualifying in 1993 and becoming a partner on the firm’s merger to form Denton Wilde Sapte in 2000. He worked in Dubai between 2001 and 2004 as the head of the corporate department. He left Dentons in 2005 and founded Grant Dawe with Tony Grant in 2006.

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Max Gower

Max trained at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and qualified there in 1999. His time at Freshfields included six months in Hong Kong and nearly two years in New York. He left Freshfields in 2005 and joined Davenport Lyons and became a partner there in 2008. He joined Grant Dawe as a partner in 2014.

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Sanah Choudhry

Sanah studied Anthropology at Durham University and joined Grant Dawe in 2012. She completed her training contract with the firm in October 2014 and, since qualification, has been building up her experience on acquisitions and disposals of companies as well as on EIS and SEIS investments.

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Monty Halliday

Monty studied History at Newcastle University and has previously worked in the company secretarial department of a leading London law firm and also worked for an on-line retail start-up business. He joined Grant Dawe in May 2014 as a paralegal and commenced his training contract with the firm in September 2014.

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Kate Wright

Kate trained and qualified at Clyde & Co in 1997 and worked subsequently as a solicitor for CMS Cameron McKenna in Hong Kong and with Healys in London. She joined Grant Dawe in 2012 and works in particular with start-up and growing companies, with a specialism for SEIS and EIS investment work.

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Chris Bloor

Chris is an experienced employment lawyer and joined Grant Dawe in March 2014. He trained and worked at Stephenson Harwood and subsequently White & Case. He moved in-house to Shell and worked in a number of roles, including head of UK employment law and of UK employment and industrial relations. He handles employment matters at Grant Dawe.

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Julie Baxter

Julie trained with Irwin Mitchell and qualified in 1995, with a specialism in IT law. She worked in-house with CACI Limited, a direct marketing systems and software company and has held other in-house positions. She joined Grant Dawe in 2012 and works on IT and telecoms company and commercial matters.

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