Rachelle Sellek, Commercial & Technology Partner at Acuity Law

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Rachelle Sellek has a rare combination of commercial pragmatism and keen attention to detail, and always answers queries with highly experienced insight and a calm manner. This makes her a reassuring presence on complex transactions.

Rachelle Sellek

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Specialising in advising her clients on all aspects of commercial and corporate arrangements, Rachelle Sellek is a well-established lawyer with particular knowledge of outsourcing and software agreements. Recent successes have seen her advising a high-profile software service company on its commercial arrangements, providing trusted counsel regarding a global master services agreement, and acting for a client on a cross-border technology joint venture.

Rachelle’s trustworthy, diligent reputation, built up over 20 years in the sector has led to invitations to sit on various professional bodies, most notably joining the steering group for Innovation Lab Wales – an organisation seeking to encourage innovation in LegalTech and Access to Justice whilst helping counter criminal and terrorist use of the internet.

  • Corporate mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Joint ventures, shareholders agreements
  • Commercial contracts including sales agency, distribution
  • Commercialisation of IP
  • Corporate restructuring and funding rounds
  • Restructuring and acquiring businesses
  • Outsourcing
  • Advising on the acquisition of Merlwood Timber by Premier Forest Products. Rachelle has acted for Premier Forest for several years advising on several acquisitions as part of their buy and build strategy
  • Advising the majority shareholders of Wealthify (a robo-investment platform) on the disposal of a majority shareholding to Aviva plc
  • Advising on the corporate aspects of a property joint venture for the development of a new school and sixth form centre and residential homes
  • Advising a leading dental group on the implications of the Insurance Distribution Directive
  • Advising Seren Photonics on the first stage of a £1,000,000 funding round to provide capital for the continued development of its next generation microLED displays
  • Advised IQE plc in respect of its entry into a number of research collaboration and consortium agreements with various third parties including universities, automotive companies and technology companies
  • Advising the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Bath, on its operating model for its first year of operation
  • Advising Creditsafe on complex cross border data protection compliance, particularly in relation to transferring personal data from and to the UK after Brexit
  • Advised Premier Forest Group on the disposal of its Irish subsidiary, Premier Forest ROI Limited; the eight-site subsidiary comprising Brooks Timber and Building Supplies and Dublin Plywood and Veneer, to Northern Ireland headquartered Murdock Builders Merchants.
  • The Commercial Team is ranked Tier 1 in the Legal 500.
  • The Corporate Team is ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500.
  • The Corporate Team is ranked Band 1 in Chambers & Partners.
  • Corporate and Commercial Team of the Year – Wales Legal Awards 2020.
  • Rachelle has been listed as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500.
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