Yavan Brar

Yavan Brar

Partner, Head of Corporate and Commercial Department

Office: 0118 977 4045
DDI: 0118 989 9713
Mobile: 07971 588364
Fax: 0118 977 4560
Email: yavan.brar@herrington-carmichael.com
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Services: Corporate, MBOs and MBIs, Private Equity, Due Diligence & Legal Audit, Banking & Corporate Lending, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Reorganisations, Partnerships & LLPs, International Services

Areas of Responsibility
Yavan established the corporate and commercial department in 2008 concentrating on supporting businesses and their commercial requirements. Having built a team of expert corporate and commercial lawyers with a wide range of industry specialisms, Yavan is able to offer pragmatic solutions to complex legal problems.

Yavan, a technically able expert, has extensive experience advising on M&A, corporate restructuring, banking, business ownership issues and intellectual property rights matters.

Experience / Recent Projects

Yavan’s recent experience includes

  • Advising national on line retail company on its sale to a Joint Venture conditional upon an Australian Securities Exchange listing with a deal value of A$40,000,000.
  • Advising a national financial services provider on fund raising £5,000,000 from BVI private equity to facilitate its acquisitive growth program. 
  • Acting for two special purpose vehicle subsidiaries of a prestigious property developer on loan facilities of in excess of £20 million and c£8,000,000 provided by a Luxembourg based investment fund including negotiating facility documents and meeting complex conditions precedent.
  • Acting for the MBO team in a £14.5million acquisition and in the post completion restructuring of a seven company group with a group turnover of £50million. 
  • Advising estate management and compulsory land acquisition consultancy and project management company on complex restructuring including long term shareholder exit plan, incorporation of four holding companies for incoming equity investment and provision of a group company management document protecting the interests and control of the founding shareholders / directors.
  • Advising property investment and management group on restructure including application for HMRC clearance for planned section 110 demerger to separate investment and management businesses.
  • Advising on and negotiating the sale of the entire issued share capital of an information technology consultancy business in connection with new investment. Including advice on warranties, disclosure process and complex completion accounts mechanism. The transaction was complicated by the fact that the purchaser was investing to secure the financial stability of the company by meeting creditors of the target directly. 
  • Advising purchaser on reverse takeover of an AIM listed company. 


Client quotes
"Yavan's approach in dealing with negotiations and in dealing with the city lawyers on a multi-million pound investment were commercially focused, ensured that progress was made and that we concentrated on the areas of the greatest importance. It greatly assisted in ensuring that a potentially complex closing was dealt with effectively and with a successful result. Always approachable and responsive, Yavan and his team are professional and a pleasure to deal with. When the deal was complete, our new partners also remarked on the extremely pragmatic and professional input from Yavan and his team."
Clayton Sullivan-Webb, Managing Director, Grundon Waste Management Limited.

“Herrington Carmichael LLP has coordinated three purchase and sale transactions for us in the last two years. The advice and guidance provided by the corporate team, led by Yavan Brar, has been well explained, commercially sound and supported by well drafted legal documentation. Yavan led the project for the shareholders coordinating not just the legal advice, but also the tax and financial advice. The coordination of the tax advice and its clarity and application within the legal agreements commercially was of real benefit. Herrington Carmichael also provided advice on HR, property and dispute resolution issues. All legal advice, completions and support provided by Yavan and his team was first rate.

The Herrington Carmichael team were exceptional and very well supported by a focussed and diverse team. When additional resources were needed it certainly felt that there were many willing hands to help. Final costs were within what had been indicated at the outset, and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Herrington Carmichael. The confidence Herrington Carmichael gave us all in making decisions and negotiating on our behalf, in what is a difficult period, was tremendous.”
Will Clark, Managing Director and Part owner at Gavin Jones Ltd

"Herrington Carmichael LLP's corporate and commercial offering is led by excellent dealmaker and strong networker, Yavan Brar, who specialises in transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate re-structuring"
Legal 500.

Interests and Hobbies
Yavan is kept busy with his three small children and has therefore abandoned all hope of a quiet moment to himself or any spare time!