Specialist in corporate finance, banking and company law, including venture capital and private equity work, secured and structured lending as well as the sale and purchase of companies or business assets and with unrivalled knowledge of the region
Russell has long experience in dealing with complex funding arrangements in support of specific projects, as well as advising the commercial and corporate divisions of a number of leading banks and finance houses. Key projects have included secondary buy-outs and public company de-listings.
Following a number of high profile transactions, Russell played a central role in developing the firm’s reputation as a leading legal adviser to the insurance sector, building and strengthening the firm’s standing within the broader financial community.
He sits on the board of South London Business. Following a three year term as senior partner, Russell is now a senior consultant with the firm focusing on delivering legal and consultancy services to the mid corporate market.
- Corporate finance
- Private equity
- Secured and structured lending
- Sale and purchase of companies or business assets
- Company law
In the real world … Russell is a keen rugby supporter and game fisherman, a very poor golfer and a member of the MCC.
Year of qualification: 1975
What our clients say...
"Able to pick up complex issues very quickly and get things done"
A client via Chambers and Partners 2015 - Corporate M&A
"They are excellent; on the ball, very good at responding and very flexible"
A client via Chambers and Partners 2016 - Corporate M&A
"They have great awareness of the local market and the issues facing our clients"
A client via Chambers and Partners 2015 - Banking and Finance
What the legal directories say...
The firm's senior corporate partner Russell Bell lends his considerable experience to managing client relationships and providing strategic business advice to a number of the firm's long-standing clients, including several large banks and finance houses.
Chambers and Partners 2017
Russell Bell's 'combination of technical legal knowledge and commerciality inspires confidence'
Legal 500 2015 - Banking and Finance
Russell Bell is well known in the corporate sphere, with over three decades' experience of handling management buyouts, funding arrangement and M&A work.
Chambers and Partners 2015 - Corporate M&A