We’re delighted to welcome Nirav Patel as a partner in our Corporate practice, where he will strengthen the firm’s M&A advisory offering and bring a wealth of experience in advising ESG-focused companies.

Nirav has 10 years’ experience advising financial institutions such as private equity funds, UK and foreign government-backed funds and development finance organisations.

Nirav specialises in M&A and private equity investments, including corporate real estate transactions, and acquisitions and disposals of corporate vehicles. He has also worked extensively in corporate structuring and general corporate advisory as well as advising on the corporate aspects of implementing private wealth planning structures.

Nirav has also advised impact investment funds on equity investments and disposals within developing and frontier markets such as Ghana, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.

Martin Bunch, our managing partner, commented, “Nirav’s experience in working with ESG-focused, impact-driven clients will inform and accelerate the work we’re already doing for clients in this space.”

“Helping purposeful organisations achieve real positive impact is a key strategic focus for Bates Wells, and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome Nirav’s expertise and aligned values to our partnership.”

Nirav Patel said, “I have known Bates Wells for several years through my network in the impact investing sector. The firm truly is the legal home for purposeful businesses. I am extremely excited to become part of the team helping businesses who want to increase their focus on ESG in all aspects of corporate matters and transactions”.