Managing Partner - Co-founder
Antoine was previously a Solicitor at Linklaters and then a Partner in several City and international law firms. He left private practice in 2009 to found a development and construction company, which focuses on developing internationally branded business traveller hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa, while continuing to practise law for owner-managed companies in-house. This experience has enabled Antoine to provide a uniquely “hands-on” and commercial approach to legal services.
Antoine has navigated the full gamut of issues affecting owner-managed businesses, from acquisitions and disposals of shares, joint ventures, capital reorganisations, private equity, financing issues, commercial contracts, through to a broad range of dispute resolution matters.
Construction disputes are a specialist focus. Antoine has many years’ experience of handling construction related claims, gained from acting as in-house counsel to construction companies, principal of his own international construction company and adviser to insurers in the construction sector.
“He’s not like other lawyers – he approaches it as a businessman.”
“The best person for the job – highly intelligent and sensible.”
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Specialismscorporate and commercial, construction claims, commercial dispute resolution (including court claims, adjudication and UK and international arbitration), insurance, professional negligence
Qualifications and Professional Bodies
- in house construction companies / hotel development business
- Holman Fenwick Willan (Partner)
- Linklaters (Solicitor)