The Law Society
Craig ThompsonPartner and head of Corporate
Craig is Head of the Forsters’ Corporate team. He has over thirty years of experience acting on corporate-related matters across multiple sectors.
In particular, Craig advises on share and asset acquisitions and disposals, reorganisations, joint ventures, shareholder and partnership arrangements and commercial contracts. He has extensive experience in the manufacturing sector, most notably in steel, automotive and aviation, and also in the corporate real estate sector. Many of the transactions that he works on include an international element.
Craig’s clients are diverse and range from small start-ups to household names. They include family offices, private equity firms, high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, property companies, funds and corporates.
Renowned for his genuine interest in, and understanding of, his clients’ businesses, Craig works in partnership with his clients in order to achieve their strategic objectives, both on a legal and a commercial level. He enjoys the intellectual challenge of resolving complex issues, which he deals with deftly, and clients prize his wealth of experience, business acumen and approachability.
Craig is recognised as a 'Top Recommended Lawyer' in the Spear's 2021 Corporate Lawyer Index.
Forsters advises on the £275 million sale of Cult Beauty to The Hut Group
A Forsters team led by Head of Corporate, Craig Thompson, and Associate, James Hamilton, advised Net-a-Porter founder Mark Quinn-Newall's Neurotribes investment fund on the sale of its substantial stake in Cult Beauty to The Hut Group for £275 million.
A cross departmental team, led by Client Relationship Partner, Craig Thompson, and Senior Associate Daniel Bryan, has advised long-standing client, Greybull Capital, on their high-profile purchase of the McLaren Group's Applied business division.