Ian Foster

Ian Foster – Solicitor and Director

Ian is a corporate and commercial lawyer with wide experience of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures and collaborations, reorganisations, and general company and commercial work in a number of different sectors.

Ian is also fluent in Japanese and has a good knowledge of, and extensive contacts in, the Japanese market.

Ian read law and Japanese at the University of Leeds and Kobe Gakuin University, Japan, before training as a solicitor at Denton Hall (now SNR Denton) in London. He joined Herbert Smith as a solicitor in 2001.

Ian is a Solicitor and Director in Star Legal responsible for corporate and commercial work.

Legal experience includes:

  • Numerous business and share acquisitions in a variety of different sectors
  • Restructurings and reorganisations, including de-mergers, buybacks and capital reductions
  • Establishment of joint ventures and R&D collaborations
  • Sale and leasebacks and lease in lease out finance transactions
  • Refinancing transactions
  • Establishment of Investment Schemes and regulatory requirements
  • Drafting and negotiation of a wide variety of commercial agreements, including supply and framework agreements, distribution and agency agreements
  • Advising on and establishment of partnerships and LLPs and shareholder arrangements
  • Compliance and regulatory advice
  • General company, commercial and contract advice

Sector experience includes:

  • Building supplies and materials
  • Financial products and wealth management
  • Travel and leisure
  • Electrical and audio equipment
  • Printing
  • Beverages
  • Poultry and eggs
  • Agriculture and energy
  • Textiles
  • Media and IT

Need more information?

Ian Foster is available at the following Star Legal branch(es):

0117 905 9262

Ian Foster is also available for the following services:

Commercial Law