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

Recent Work

Rachelle is a partner and shareholder of Acuity Law, and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

She has significant experience in advising clients on all aspects of commercial and corporate arrangements, specialising in high-profile corporate work, with particular expertise in sizeable joint ventures and international transactions.

Rachelle is well established and respected, and has built a reputation as a strong, diligent, and trustworthy lawyer over more than 20 years in the corporate, commercial and IT sectors. She has extensive experience in a range of commercial contracts, including systems implementation and integration, SaaS contracts, international data transfer agreements, intellectual property, development agreements and supply contracts.  

Rachelle has a substantial track record acting for clients in the data and information compliance sectors, such as Trusted Data Solutions and NorthRow. Her work for these clients includes advising on data and privacy issues, licensing, SaaS, reseller and end user agreements, both in the UK and internationally.

In addition, Rachelle has acted for Premier Forest Group for many years, advising on several acquisitions as part of its buy and build strategy, including the sale of Premier Forest’s Irish subsidiary to Murdock Builders Merchants and its high-profile acquisition of rival Merlwood Timber.

  • 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 a trio of acquisitions for leading UK timber importer Premier Forest Products, including Decor Panel Limited, PWIDF and North-East Sheets & Panels Ltd (NESP)
  • Acting for specialist manufacturing plant, Polestar Cooling Limited, on its acquisition of the business and certain assets of LMS Limited, an industry-leading manufacturer of cooled incubators, pharmacy fridges and temperature-controlled cabinets
  • Acting for Trusted Data Solutions’ on the sale of its legacy data management business to Kerv, its first disposal in the UK
  • Advising NorthRow on the terms of a SaaS agreement with a large international software company specialising in employee payroll solutions. This is one of NorthRow’s largest contracts to date
  • Representing leading UK timber importer Premier Forest Products on its acquisition of respected regional supplier of timber products, joinery and roof trusses, Monmouthshire Timber Supplies Limited. The acquisition extends Premier Forest’s product portfolio and service capabilities
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Corporate Team is ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500
  • The Commercial & Technology team is ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500
  • The Corporate Team is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners
  • Rachelle is listed as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500.
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