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.
Last week, the High Court handed down its judgment in the much publicised COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case, which was brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on behalf of policyholders, the majority of which were small- and medium-sized enterprises. While the ruling has been hailed a success for policyholders, the extent to which insurers will have to pay out under such policies is still an unknown and the devil will certainly be in the detail.