Tessa Laws

Consultant Partner
Recent Work

Tessa is a corporate and business lawyer based in our London office.

After qualifying at Rosenblatt, where she was a partner, head of the corporate team, and founder of the firm’s Japan Desk and renewable energy practice, Tessa left to set up her own practice, Newlawslegal.

In 2018, Newlawslegal merged with Acuity Law, bringing Tessa’s more than twenty years’ of City legal experience, working on flotations, investments and mergers in London, the UK and internationally to the firm.

At Acuity, Tessa provides hands-on commercial advice and guidance to a wide range of clients, from individuals to institutions. Her recent work has focused primarily on the marketing, media and renewable energy sectors, where she advises management teams on share sales and acquisitions, investment vehicles on their investments and individuals on their business structures.

She particularly enjoys advising management teams in the media arena, be that content creation, TV production, advertising or public relations, on receiving external investment and ultimate exit.

She has completed multiple deals within the sub-£20 million agency space and enjoys working for buyer or seller. This year, Tessa has led several successful and high-profile deals including the acquisition of Karian and Box by Ipsos and the acquisitions of Advent Communications and Genesis by PLMR, one of the UK’s most successful and fast-growing multi-award-winning political lobbying and media agencies.

She has served on several AIM-listed company boards and was previously a member of the Quoted Companies Alliance.

*Tessa Laws is a Consultant at Acuity Law working on a self-employed basis*

  • Advising Gung Ho Communications Limited in the launch of a new standalone division, GUNG HO CREATIVE STUDIO. The new service will provide creative strategy, visual identity, campaigns, creative content and full end-to-end production
  • Acting for management team in connection with the management buyout of B2B PR, content and business development specialist Propeller Group
  • Advising Alistair Watkins on the sale of Joluxan Holdings Limited and its subsidiary Influence Sports & Media Limited, a leading sports and media agency, to The Mission Group Inc
  • Advising Cadastra Digital Marketing, a global marketing, technology, business strategy, data and analytics solutions company, on the acquisition of Leicestershire digital marketing strategy business Digital Ethos
  • Advising Neil Taylor and The Horsley Partnership Ltd in their disposal of Schwa Consulting Limited to Definition Agency Limited
  • Corporate deals and transactions – mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Private equity funded transactions and PE backed buy and build strategies
  • EIS and VCT structures and investments
  • Management buyouts and buyins
  • Shareholder arrangements
  • Engineering and procurement contracts
  • Operating and maintenance arrangements
  • Bond structures
  • The Corporate Team is ranked Tier 1 in The Legal 500
  • The Corporate Team is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners
  • The Media & Entertainment Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500
  • The Media & Entertainment Team is ranked Tier 1 by Chambers and Partners
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