Debbie Farman

Managing Director, Jordans Corporate Law

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Debbie Farman

Debbie is Managing Director of Jordans Corporate Law, a law firm authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, UK.


She joined Jordans in 2013 and led the team in successfully obtaining one of the first alternative business structures in the UK, which enabled Jordans to provide legal services to its client base (which includes many professional intermediaries).

The acquisition of Jordans Corporate Law by Vistra, makes Vistra the first global corporate service provider with the unique capability of providing integrated legal solutions to its clients.

The law firm provides business law solutions – including corporate, commercial and employment advice, as well as complex corporate governance services. It has seen exponential revenue growth since its inception. Debbie will continue to drive maximum growth of legal and compliance services, and is keen to replicate the business law solutions model through the Vistra group locally and globally.

A qualified solicitor with more than 15 years' corporate law experience Debbie’s career includes 10 years in the corporate and private equity teams with Eversheds LLP, an international law firm, in the Cambridge, Paris and London offices. Here she focussed predominantly on mergers, acquisitions and MBOs. Debbie also spent three years on the senior management team as Head of Legal for Vertex Financial Services, a regulated BPO backed by US private equity. In her role, she helped fragment and sell various elements of the business.

Debbie is a regular speaker at internal and external seminars. She is a contributing author to company secretarial and legal publications and publishes many blogs and articles on corporate law and corporate governance.

 

Why is the spotlight on limited partnerships?

In mid January 2017, the government announced a “call for evidence” on a review of the current limited partnership law. Within the same week, they released a revised draft legislative reform order amending the Limited Partnerships Act 1907. This reform will largely relieve private equity and venture capital funds, who favour LP structures, of certain administrative requirements. The...

Initial People with Significant Control - Confusion reigns

Following the introduction of the requirement to identify the initial “people with significant control” (“PSC”) on incorporation of a UK company, which came into force on 30 June 2016, it appears the legal fraternity is more than a little confused over the limited choice of PSC statements that Companies House will accept on incorporation. On its Form IN01, the Registrar offers two choices:...

Buying a business? It pays to be prepared

In my last blog, I highlighted some key actions for business owners looking to sell.  But what of established businesses seeking expansion through acquisition?   Once again, whether this is a new venture or part of a programme of acquisitions, it pays to be prepared. This does not necessarily mean that business owners need to know exactly when they will start their “buy...

Checklist for preparing your business for sale

Some business owners have an eye on “exit” at the start of a venture. They have a business plan that includes an understanding of where they wish to be in, for example, 3 to 5 years’ time. They may even have identified potential future acquirers, once they have taken the business as far as they can. But most don’t think this way. Typically, the owner of a family run business is...

Latest update - Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

As most everyone in business in the UK is now aware, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015 and became an Act. With it comes some significant changes to companies doing business in the UK. In spite of the title, the Act (sometimes known as SBEEA) is going to impact companies of all sizes and sectors. With that in mind, we've created an...

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