Edward Dawes is a partner in the Corporate Group in Birmingham. Described in the 2017 edition of Chambers UK as "very proactive" and "good at providing creative alternatives" and by The Legal 500 UK as “exceptionally bright, very responsive and practical,” Ed has more than 25 years of experience helping companies to plan and execute corporate transactions with particular focus on corporate acquisitions and disposals, recommended and hostile takeovers, UK equity market fundraisings and regulatory compliance
Ed has been consistently ranked since 2001 as a leading corporate/M&A lawyer by Chambers UK in the Midlands section of its clients’ guide to the legal profession and the 2017 edition reports client comments about Ed as including "very proactive" and "good at providing creative alternatives." Previous editions have described him as “very capable at handling high-value acquisition work,” as a "commercial, no-nonsense lawyer" and as "everything you want in a corporate lawyer."
Ed is a contributing editor to Sweet & Maxwell’s Company Directors: Law and Liability and was instrumental in the development and publication of the CBI’s Practical Guide to Corporate Governance. Ed is also a member of the London Stock Exchange’s Regional Advisory Group.