Christian Farrow, Corporate Partner at Acuity Law

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Words From Our Clients

“I cannot endorse Christian highly enough- he is exactly the kind of quick-thinking corporate lawyer you dream of having alongside you in the heat of a deal. He is level-headed, a shrewd negotiator and remains hands-on from start to finish, which is so unusual.”

“Christian’s support and guidance has been exceptional and his commercial advice has proved invaluable to the growth of our business. I have no hesitation in recommending his excellent service (except to our competitors!).”

“In a fast-moving market we need a no-nonsense legal advisor that delivers and thinks on their feet. Over the years Christian has proved beyond any doubt that he is that class act.”

"Christian Farrow is an extremely safe pair of hands, imaginative, hard working, commercial and knowledgeable."

"Christian Farrow is exceptional in his ability to boil an issue down to the essentials. He is perfectly capable of giving as good as he gets, but will often advise when it is worth just going straight to the end game rather than scoring points."

Christian Farrow

Recent Work

Christian co-leads our Corporate team and regularly advises listed and private companies on acquisitions, disposals, mergers, IPOs, fundraisings and joint ventures, frequently with a cross-border aspect.

His unrivalled track record in leading on multimillion-pound transactions across a range of sectors, most notably in financial services and renewables, means that he is highly regarded by his clients and peers alike.

Over the years, Christian has advised on many landmark transactions and regularly acts opposite contemporaries at large, national and top-tier City law firms.

His impressive client list reflects his status as a trusted lead adviser for heavyweight clients both within Welsh business and beyond, with prominent names including Admiral Group Plc and FTSE-listed Capita Plc among his portfolio of clients.

Christian’s contribution to the deal market in Wales has been frequently recognised within the business community, where he was most recently nominated as Dealmaker of the Year in the 2022 Insider Wales Dealmakers Awards. He is ranked as a leading individual in Wales by The Legal 500.

Christian champions the innovative use of new technology to improve deal efficiency and client experience. He has created a pioneering legal platform-based product, Document Assist, which enables companies to self-produce high-quality legal documents with easy access to real-time legal support.

  • Advising companies on employee ownership and the implementation of share schemes
  • Corporate deals and transactions – mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Private equity-funded transactions and PE-backed buy and build strategies
  • Banking and finance structures, including complex and structured arrangements
  • Restructuring and distressed situations
  • Acted for BSN Social Care in its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of AFA Fostering Ltd
  • Acting on the sale of Wales Environmental Holdings Limited to Hartsmil, the parent company of Biomarsh Environmental
  • Advising on the £21.5 million sale of Astutis Limited, a leading player in the field of workforce health and safety training, to Wilmington plc
  • Acting for the shareholders and management team of a leading facilities and environmental services provider MSS Group (UK) Limited in its sale to RSK Group for a multimillion undisclosed sum, including a submission under the National Security and Investment Act 2021 regime
  • Advising OBConnect Limited, a highly innovative fast growth company at the forefront of fintech innovation, in connection with its £3 million investment by PayPoint Plc
  • Advised IX Group Limited on the sale of its subsidiaries to Kester Capital, a primary buyout specialist
  • Acted on the management buy in and investment in Cardiff-headquartered Learna Limited
  • Advised the selling shareholders of Lenstec Optical Group Limited, a Wales-based optical products manufacturer, on the sale of the business to Essilor Group, a global brand and world leader in ophthalmic optics
  • Advising Eco2 on a series of developments in the renewable energy sector, including three biomass power station projects involving £100m+ financings and leading to the sale of the project companies to financial institutions
  • Advising a US-based high-end property developer on the acquisition of the Smallbone of Devizes business out of administration, and the associated commercial and intellectual property arrangements
  • Advising on the acquisition by Neptune 6 of the shares in Newport Wafer Fab (NWF) from Infineon AG, and the associated commercial and finance arrangements. Christian continues to support NWF as it expands its operations to become a leading player in the international semiconductor sector
  • Advising FTSE listed company Capita plc in its acquisition program, acting on multiple transactions in the £5 million to £30 million range
  • Advised Bright Network, a media technology programme which enables employers to reach and recruit high quality graduates and young professionals, on a £3.5 million investment led by Maven Capital Partners and Seneca Partners Limited
  • Advised Admiral on several high value corporate matters including a large commercial JV project and a MBO
  • Advised on the sale of Southampton-based lighting control developer Lite IP Limited (Lite IP) to the Glamox Luxonic Limited
  • Christian was nominated as Dealmaker of the Year in the 2022 Insider Wales Dealmakers Awards
  • Christian previously won ‘Young Dealmaker of the Year’ at the Insider Wales Awards
  • Christian was ranked in Wales Online’s Top 35 Entrepreneurs under 35 in 2015
  • Christian is listed as a Leading Individual by The Legal 500
  • The Corporate Team is ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500
  • The Corporate Team is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners
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