Oksana Howard is a Partner and Head of the Corporate & Commercial Department of Colman Coyle Solicitors, whose background is international City-based law firms.
Oksana advises on a broad range of corporate, commercial and non-contentious employment matters, supporting both domestic and international companies of various sizes and industries, as well as partnerships, entrepreneurs, shareholders and directors, assisting with their legal needs from the time of incorporation of their business to its further development and expansion.
Oksana specialises in corporate M&A (often with cross-border element), buying and selling companies and businesses, management buy-outs, joint ventures, re-organisations and demergers, private equity deals and all aspects of banking and finance transactions, including drafting and advising on loan agreements and security documents and advising investors and HNW individuals on investing into the UK companies and outside of the UK or expanding their business into the UK and internationally.
In addition to her corporate and transactional expertise, Oksana also advises on various commercial contracts and matters, including: Shareholders’ Agreements, Partnership Agreements, Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policies, data protection issues, Agency, Franchise and Distribution Agreements, and Supply of Services Agreements, as well as EMI schemes.
Oksana also advises on various non-contentious employment matters and prepares junior and senior employment contracts.
She also assists her clients with immigration and property matters.
She is a member of IR Global – the international network of professional services providers and she often works with legal and financial advisers from other jurisdictions, as a member of IR Global M&A Committee.
“Thank you Oksana!! It’s been quite a convoluted and long-winded process, and we wouldn’t have been able to conclude the project without your consultation and guidance. Really appreciated :-)” Sean Reuben, CFO of Incubeta Holdings and DQ&A Media Group
“When I am working with lawyers from other countries for our clients, I need someone that will provide services as part of our team, and Oksana Howard was very efficient working with us. Oksana did everything promised timely.” How Satisfied with service overall: Extremely Satisfied – Don Looper, Looper Goodwine P.C., Houston, Texas
“We have used Oksana to advise on the English law aspects of a cross- boarder M&A transaction in relation to acquisition of the US based group of companies and, in particular, to advise in relation to the financing side of the transaction. We were very happy with Oksana’s services, as she was very responsive, diligent and professional throughout, advising our management team on various legal and commercial nuances of the finance documentation which had to be negotiated between the parties, involving multiple jurisdictions. We will gladly use Oksana again on other English law requirements of our growing international business and would highly recommend her services to other companies and businesses.” Sally Laycock, Finance Director, Net Media Planet Ltd
“Oksana made a great impression from our first contact with her. She’s been consistently responsive and well prepared. We found her advice very useful during the creation of our shareholder agreement and our recent issuance and redistribution of shares both of which she handled for us. As a start-up it’s been good to know we have legal advice we can rely on and I would not hesitate to recommend her.” Randon Burns, Managing Director, Silfra Translations Ltd
“Oksana, thank you so much for your help. The deal closed on Friday and we would not have been able to get closed without your expertise and timely attention to this deal.” Michael Roberts, RM Partners Law, Chicago, Illinois
“It was a pleasure to cooperate with Oksana Howard, jointly serving my Netherlands based client with regard to a contract for the UK market.” Rutger Schouten, Schouten Advocaten, Netherlands
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