Tony Grant

Tony’s practice is primarily transactional, including buying and selling companies and businesses, investment transactions, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, international transactions, media transactions and sports law.

Tony trained and spent his early qualification years at Allen & Overy and was then at Denton Wilde Sapte (now Dentons) for 24 years, 12 years of which were spent in Hong Kong where he was senior partner and in charge of its offices in the Far East. He was subsequently head of that firm’s corporate department in London and then head of its TMT (technology, media and telecoms) department. He left in 2004 and joined up with Jonathan Dawe to form Grant Dawe in 2006.

Although Tony is principally a corporate lawyer he also has considerable experience in media and sport.


St. Johns College, Cambridge University (MA, LL.M (First Class)) (law)

Professional Qualifications

Qualified as a solicitor in:

England and Wales, 1977

Hong Kong, 1980 (no current practicing certificate)

Ireland, 2009 (no current practicing certificate)

Contact Details

Direct telephone: +44 (0) 20 7386 2242
Mobile: +44 (0) 7771 842844

Recent transactions

Advising Splice Investments Limited on its acquisition of MKK Sports Limited, a major supplier of sportswear and equipment to cricket and other clubs, schools and colleges

Advising Discovery Communications on its acquisition of of Raw Limited, a leading UK TV production company

Advising Medley India on its acquisition of the pharmaceutical business of Zanza Laboratories

Advising the shareholders of BIS Limited, a data centre and managed services business, on its sale to Six Degrees Group

Advising Discovery Communications on its acquisition of Espresso Group, a leading digital supplier of children’s educational content

Advising the shareholders of Sapphire Media International, a pan-European TV channel and distribution company, on its sale to LFP Media B.V.

Advising the Formula 1 Teams Association, representing the Formula 1 Teams, on the Concorde Agreement and related arrangements with the FIA and Formula One Management

Establishing several start-ups (with EIS/SEIS investors), including companies whose businesses include online gambling, cleaning products, car washing, online over-50s website, synthetic biology research, supply of bed linen


I have known Tony Grant for more than two decades and have benefited from his wisdom and counsel, not only in the UK but overseas as well. Hiring a solicitor who is a good draftsman, is simple. Finding an individual, who is insightful; a strategic thinker, and one who gives honest and direct advice, is extraordinarily difficult. Add in the essential attribute – integrity – and Tony is one of the best solicitors that I have ever worked with, and I have done business in sixty countries!

Rick Michaels, Chairman & CEO Communications Equity Associates

I have used Tony Grant and Grant Dawe for numerous transactions and they have always delivered an exemplary level of service combined with a deep technical and commercial understanding of the various deals. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

David Pyemont, former owner and CEO, BIS Limited

Cooper Gay Swett Crawford is a global insurance business with over 70 offices handling five billion dollars of premiums and we have enjoyed a relationship with Grant Dawe for almost 10 years. They have acted for the group on numerous acquisitions totaling hundreds of millions of dollars and have always done an outstanding job. Tony Grant ensures we enjoy a tremendous personal service that we truly value.

Toby Esser, CEO, Cooper Gay Swett Crawford

I have been a client of Grant Dawe for over 8 years and recommend both Tony Grant and Jonathan Dawe as highly professional and capable in all our dealings with them”. Ron Littleboy, Chairman, Optimisa plc

“Tony acted for me when I sold my company; he provided excellent advice and in particular guided me to focus on certain more critical areas while also suggesting what was less important - he was of course absolutely right!

Simon Garnham, former principal shareholder and CEO, Chiltern International Holdings