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Amar Maan


Amar Maan is an international M&A partner who is experienced in advising corporates (established and 'disruptive'), investors, senior management teams and entrepreneurs upon a wide range of matters including: complex and cross border M&A; controlling and non-controlling investments and fundraisings, carveouts, demergers, group reorganisations and joint ventures. He has advised on deals ranging from under GBP1 million to over GBP1 billion. 

The co-founder of a Private Equity firm praised Amar for “making complicated deals easier”, and the CEO of a client praised his “strong and precise communication and constant push for momentum”.

He has practised in Chicago (USA) and Abu Dhabi (UAE).

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2007


  • Advising Hoist Finance on the GBP370m sale of its UK collections business and GBP585m unsecured loan book to Lowell Group. 
  • Advising Visa on the sale of its UK smart ticketing and travel payments business to Unicard.
  • Advising Cheung Kong Infrastructure on the acquisition of the electricity distribution business of EDF Energy for USD9bn.
  • Advising Toyota Fleet Mobility on the GBP100m acquisition of Inchcape Fleet Solutions (rebranded as KINTO).
  • Advising Merlin Entertainments on the AUD174m sale of two Australian ski resorts and an airport to Vail Resorts, Inc.
  • Advising a European infrastructure fund on its GBP60m investment in a London based fibre connectivity provider.
  • Advising a renewables infrastructure fund on the proposed acquisition of, and subsequent joint venture arrangements relating to, a portfolio comprising 20 SPV’s covering 28 solar projects.
  • Advising Bradford & Bingley on the sale of a GBP2.2bn portfolio of social housing loans to Dexia and the sale of a GBP1.9bn portfolio of commercial mortgages to GE Real Estate Finance.
  • Advising Canara Bank on the merger of its UK business with Syndicate Bank’s UK business.
  • Advising LSL Properties plc on its acquisition of the Halifax Estate Agency business from Bank of Scotland and its subsequent acquisition of Marsh and Parsons.
  • Legal Practice Course - Distinction, Leeds
  • Law Degree - LLB (hons), Nottingham


  • Next Generation Partner, Legal 500 (2023)
  • Named in the 2017 edition of Legal 500 as having strength in the banking and insurance sectors


  • Opportunities in England’s Eight New Freeports, November 2021
  • Payment Services – Disrupting a Disruptor’s Market, July 2020
  • Key terms in UK and US M&A deals, 11 Jan 2018


  • M&A Academy, Leeds 2017 and London 2019 
  • Law and Finance, Bradford Grammar School, April 2019 
  • Global M&A Report, Leeds 2019

Additional Information

  • Senior Legal Advisor to New Perimeter which involved leading a multi-jurisdictional research pro bono project, in partnership with Standard Chartered Bank, looking at the rise of domestic violence, and government response, during the COVID-19 era.
  • Regular participant in the firm's Break into Law initiative 
  • Supervisor for the firm’s Summer Internship Scheme 
  • Legal adviser to New Perimeter which involved working with US Department of State in connection with initiatives to combat human trafficking 
  • Legal adviser to the Institute for Human Rights and Business in connection with preparing an international report on the impact of mega-sporting events such as the Olympics Games

Memberships And Affiliations

  • The Law Society and The Leeds Law Society