Alex O’Leary


'We have been impressed with the way you have dealt with the sale . We could not of asked for more.'
Jimmy Digges, following the sale of his company



Corporate and Commercial Law

Alex is an associate in our Corporate and Commercial Team, primarily advising on business sales and purchases, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures, partnership and shareholders’ agreements, investment agreements, and general company law and related commercial advice.

Alex also advises on a wide range of commercial agreements including non-disclosure agreements, exclusivity agreements, terms and conditions of business, supply agreements and website terms and conditions.

Alex has experience in corporate finance transactions, acting for both lenders and borrowers, including advising on both secured and unsecured loan agreements, security documents in respect of secured loans, intercompany loans and directors and shareholders loan agreements.

Alex studied Law with Accountancy at the University of Brighton before completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, with distinction. Alex then trained and qualified at a boutique commercial practice in the West End. Prior to joining Hanne & Co, Alex headed up the corporate department of a medium sized regional firm.

Outside of work Alex enjoys travelling, socialising and playing and watching football.


Further testimonials

“I just wanted to say thank you very much for your hard work on my Bridge Loan case. It would not have completed on time without your assistance. We were very happy with the outcome.”

“Excellent legal advice. Very proactive and responsive. Good value for money unlike many legal firms.” (Client testimonial following the sale of his business)



Loans to family members and friends – do I need FCA authorisation?

Business Purchase or Sale – Purchase Price Structure

How to buy a business – the legal process

Dealing with the death of a sole director/shareholder

Roman Abramovich fails to sell £1 billion shares in Russian Mining company due to misinterpretation of a Shareholders’ Agreement

Buying or Selling a Business? – How Much Are the Legal Fees?

Purchasing a Company – Didn’t Get What You Were Expecting?

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – Key Changes to Data Protection Law



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Contact Alex

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Notable Cases

  • Advising on the sale of shares in an accountancy practice to a top 20 accountancy firm for over £1m.
  • Advising on the sale of the business and assets of an estate agency to a global real estate PLC for £550k
  • Advising on the purchase of the entire issued share capital of a dental practice for £850k.
  • Advising on the merger of two law firms.
  • Advising on both the sale and purchase of special purpose vehicle companies (SPV’s) set up specifically to own real estate. The aggregate value of these transactions exceeds £100m.
  • Advising an online business on its issue of shares to private equity investors (angel investors) for £500k, including the creation of an alphabet share structur
  • Advising an international e-cigarette business on the appointment of a marketing and sales agent in the UK.
  • Acting for peer to peer lenders providing bridging loan facilities.


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