Paul Crook is a Consultant and was Global Head of Corporate Know-how and Training from 2003 - 2012. He was a partner in the corporate department for 20 years from 1984-2003. He obtained an MA and an LL.M from Jesus College, Cambridge, joined the firm in 1976 and qualified as a solicitor in 1978. From 1980 to 1982 he was seconded as the first in-house secondee lawyer to the London Stock Exchange. He spent three years (1993-1996) leading the corporate practice in the firm’s Paris office and was admitted to the French Bar in 1994. He has considerable experience in a wide range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (public and private, domestic and cross-border), international joint ventures, equity issues and leveraged and management buyouts. Paul was for many years a member of the Company Law Committees of the Law Society and of the City of London Law Society. He also sits on the Advisory Board of Gore-Browne on Companies.
Paul led A&O's Project Rwanda (delivering legal training to lawyers and judges in Rwanda) and was one of the first Directors of International Lawyers For Africa. He also delivers training each year in India and Myanmar.
Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1978
Admitted as avocat, France, 1994
MA, Law, Jesus College, Cambridge University, 1974
LLM, Law, Jesus College, Cambridge University, 1975