Fraser Cunningham

What I do

I head up the Company and Commercial department overseeing a range of Corporate transactions (e.g. company/business sales and acquisitions) and restructuring work (e.g. demergers and shareholder agreements) together with a broad range of commercial contracts (e.g. Agency, Franchising, Distribution, IT, IP agreements through to terms and conditions of sale/purchase). 

Recently advised on the sale of a technology company to a large Swedish Equity fund and on the restructuring of a pharmaceuticals company to facilitate the sale of a particular division.

Possibly an obsession with grammar.

Travel, Sport (golf, football, F1 in particular), property renovation

Excellent service from Fraser in the commercial team. Make the process of getting a personal guarantee signed very simple and efficient. Highly recommend.

Client, Company and Commercial - Trust Pilot

Excellent, legal service re business sale - I used the services of Smith Partnership to complete the legal side of the sell of my business. The service I received from Fraser Cunningham was first class with a personal, understanding approach. I can highly recommend.

Client, Company and Commercial - Trust Pilot

Dealt with the commercial department of Smith Partnership Solicitors. Fraser Cunningham and his team guided me through the whole process of a business acquisition which resulted in quick and efficient completion. Great service, competitive price. Highly recommend.

Client, Company and Commercial - Trust Pilot

We contacted Smith Partnership in need of independent legal advice regarding personal guarantee paperwork. Fraser Cunningham was our point of contact following our initial enquiry. From our initial emails to our in-person meeting at the Derby offices we were beyond impressed with Fraser. Down to earth, professional, efficient & knowledgeable; we knew we were in good hands & would not hesitate to use the services of Smith Partnership in the future thanks to the fantastic experience Fraser granted us with.Thank you.

Client, Company and Commercial - Trust Pilot

Fraser Cunningham has been a fantastic person to deal with over the past few years. Always prompt and helpful - nothing is too much trouble for him. Fraser is also extremely knowledgable about his subject. I can't recommend this guy enough!

Client, Company and Commercial - Trust Pilot

I have had the pleasure of working with Alex and Fraser who have supported and help me with a number of issues that I needed legal support with, I informed them both that I am severely dyslexic and therefore do not read and write particularly well. Throughout the whole process both Alex and Fraser were outstanding in how they supported me as well as showing kindness, understanding and compassion thus making the process completely accessible to me.

Client, Company and Commercial - Trust Pilot

[Specialises] in mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs and restructurings, including multinational deconstructions and demergers. It is also building a significant client base for commercial work, mainly in the sports and technology sectors. Fraser Cunningham leads the team from the Derby office, while Dennis Thomas is the main contact in Leicester, and is noted for his expertise in matters at the intersection between corporate and commercial property work.

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