Alex Forwood

Senior Associate
  • Experience

Alex is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Team in Chelmsford. He qualified as a Solicitor in March 2015 after completing his training contract with Birketts.

In the corporate sector Alex regularly advises on acquisitions by large corporate groups, company disposals by individual shareholders, and corporate reorganisations. He has acted for international groups on cross-border acquisitions and disposals in a variety of different sectors. In addition, Alex regularly advises a broad range of clients from start-ups to established businesses on shareholder investments, shareholder partial exits and corporate governance matters. 

Most recently, Alex has been involved in acting on a number of corporate transactions in the private equity sector, including new investments by private equity investors and disposals by private equity owned portfolio companies.

Alex is also a member of Birketts’ Food and Beverages Sector Group, which brings together fee-earners in the firm with particular experience in acting for clients in the Food and Beverages sector. He manages several relationships with food and beverages clients for Birketts, and has a strong track record in delivery of mergers and acquisitions in the sector. He is keen to be part of driving the firm’s growth in the sector.

In the finance sector, Alex has acted for both borrower and lender clients, including high street banks and private lenders. He has experience of dealing with refinancing transactions and new funding matters, as well as amendments to and novations of existing finance arrangements and security.

Recent transactions on which Alex took a leading role include:

  • Advising global composite manufacturer AOC on the sale of its subsidiary company AOC (UK) Ltd to BÜFA Composite Systems (BÜFA).
  • Advising the shareholders of Motocaddy Holdings Limited, the world’s leading golf trolley and cart bag brand, on the sale of a majority stake to private equity firm Ethos Partners.
  • Advising Hydro International, a Clevedon based provider of water management solutions, on the acquisition of M&N Electrical and Mechanical Services Ltd.

Alex is recommended and named as a ‘Rising Star’ by Legal 500 [UK 2024]. In this edition, a source notes “Our main point of contact was Alex Forwood. He showed a lot of common sense in balancing legal and commercial needs as well as making himself available to push the deal through.”

Prior to working for Birketts, Alex studied Law at the University of Southampton graduating in 2010, moving on to study the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Law in London.

Alex is recommended and named as a ‘Rising Star’ by Legal 500 [UK 2024]. In this edition, a source notes “Our main point of contact was Alex Forwood. He showed a lot of common sense in balancing legal and commercial needs as well as making himself available to push the deal through.”

In the previous edition, one client noted “Alex Forwood stands out for our business as an individual who embraces collaboration whilst fully understanding the subject. His historical knowledge provides added value through the ability to move the subject forward at a better pace.” Another added “We have had many dealings with Alex Forwood and Daden Hunt and they both merit special mention due to their professional approach at all times. As it’s an area of required detailed technical expertise, Alex and Daden bring clarity and understanding to each decision point and this we really value.”

Outside of work Alex is an avid follower of e-sports, football and the NFL. He is also a keen (but unpredictable) golfer!

Prior to working for Birketts, Alex studied Law at the University of Southampton graduating in 2010, moving on to study the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Law in London. 
 

Awards

Legal 500 Rising Star 2024 logo

Alex Forwood stands out for our business as an individual who embraces collaboration whilst fully understanding the subject. His historical knowledge provides added value through the ability to move the subject forward at a better pace.

Legal 500 [UK 2023]

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