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Solicitor, Mary Anne Fedeyko, who joined TSP in 1991, qualified in the UK in 1989. She leads TSP’s Corporate and Commercial team and specialises in corporate, corporate finance and commercial law and has wide experience of company restructuring, mergers and acquisitions. She has exceptional technical expertise in large industry acquisitions and contracts. She acts for clients in local industry and commerce as well as those with parent-companies based outside the UK – in Canada, the United States and Europe – and as such is very often involved in multi-jurisdictional transactions.
Mary Anne, who is originally from Canada, completed her law degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1983, qualifying as a solicitor there in 1984. She practised at a large Canadian firm before transferring her skills to the UK and worked at Freshfields in London whilst qualifying in this country. She left Freshfields in 1991, joining Thompson Smith and Puxon and became a partner of the firm in 2001. When the structure of the firm changed in 2006 Mary Anne became a director of Mary Anne Fedeyko Ltd, a corporate partner in Thompson Smith and Puxon. In January 2016 Mary Anne was appointed as TSP’s Senior Partner.
Thompson Smith and Puxon has, for a number of years, been highlighted by the Legal 500 as a Leading Firm in this practice area. However, in 2017, the team was awarded a Top Tier recommendation in Essex, one of only two firms to be given this award, and Mary Anne was singled out as a Legal 500 Leading Individual in the Legal 500’s Guide to Elite Lawyers nationwide.
The Legal 500 said “Thompson Smith and Puxon’s corporate and commercial practice is ‘professional, friendly and easy to work with’, and is particularly experienced in the healthcare sector. The ‘incisive, cool-under-fire’ senior partner Mary Anne Fedeyko has a ‘sharp intellect and always delivers’. Recent work for Fedeyko includes assisting with the restructuring of a farming company, including a demerger and all associated documentation. She also advised on the sale of millions of shares in a property portfolio company and a joint venture spreading across France, India and the UK. Fedeyko and solicitor Caroline Nicholls, who handled the reorganisation of key client Clacton on Sea Golf Club, ‘provide sound and considerate advice with a commercial approach’.” Mary Anne was also recommended for her Agriculture and Estates work.
In 2016 the legal 500 wrote Mary Anne is singled out for her “good business acumen and legal experience” and her team offer “well researched advice on a wide variety of corporate matters.”
In 2015 the Legal 500 commented that Mary Anne Fedeyko leads TSP’s “responsive, flexible and proactive” team with “brio”, “nothing seems to daunt her and she is always a pleasure to work with” and in 2014 “Mary Anne Fedeyko’s “lively, proactive and extremely professional” team at Thompson Smith and Puxon is active across acquisitions and disposals, company restructuring, insolvency, and agency and distribution agreements. Clients range from start-ups and SMEs to large PLCs. ”
Also described by the Legal 500 as “dynamic” and “a first-class lawyer”, Mary Anne assists a number of overseas companies operating in the UK market. Her magic circle firm training and experience coupled with her Canadian background mean that she is able to deal with all of her clients’ needs effectively.
Andrew Hebard, President and CEO of Technology Crops International, based in the USA, said “We have worked with TSP for a long time now and have always been exceptionally impressed by the nature and breadth of the work that they are able to undertake for us.”
“TSP is an ideal fit for TCI. In particular, Mary Anne’s background means that she knows how Canada and the USA work. She understands the culture and how we like to get things done and we have never been disappointed”
To find out more about the Corporate and Commercial services that Mary Anne can offer click here.
Mary Anne Fedeyko is also an accredited mediator, having undergone rigorous training and assessment, passed qualifying exams and undertaken the observations necessary to secure this accreditation. She is registered with the Civil Mediation Council and at Clerksroom. She is available to mediate in all types of dispute, other than Family and Employment. To find out more about the mediation service that Mary Anne can offer click here.
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