Hitendra Patel

Director, Corporate & Commercial

Banbury office

Hitendra is a Director and Head of Department of the Corporate and Commercial team.

Hitendra has over 20 years experience in corporate and commercial law, including business sales, mergers and acquisitions, MBOs and MBIs, high value corporate transactions, joint ventures, distributorship agreements and franchises.

Hitendra has been with SE-Solicitors since it demerged from Shoosmiths in 2002. His experience includes a broad range of corporate transactions such as insolvency and corporate restructures, venture capital investments and limited liability partnership.

Hitendra studied at The University of Lancaster and the College of Law in Chester. He completed his training with a leading West Sussex practice and went on to work at Mishcon De Reya and Brabner Holden (now Brabners) before joining Shoosmiths in 1996. He was promoted to partner in 1998 and to Head of Company Commercial in 2022.

Interests outside work gravitate around (in order of priority) his children, wife, the garden and himself! Hitendra admits with pride that he does not play golf, tennis, cricket, football or other sport.

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What clients say about Hitendra

“After 30 years of running my own company I was approached by a larger group that wanted to buy me out. The whole process of selling your life’s work is in itself hard work. I certainly couldn’t have achieved the results I did without the knowledge, experience, care and support that SE Solicitors provided me. The actual Share Purchase Agreement was a 90 page document and I’m very pleased I had such a great team checking through it. Hitendra kept me very much in the loop with what was happening and was always available to go through any concerns. The sale went through and I’m extremely grateful to Hitendra and his team for the high quality advice, support and service they provided to me. “
Client 2024 – Business Sale
“Many times in the last 3 months you have been the reason I have carried on with this messy and many times petty agreement. You have always been quick and to the point and so much better than the buyer’s solicitor. I’m sure I will been SE again but definitely not for one of these! “
Client 2023
“Hitendra Patel was the partner in charge. I have dealt with numerous corporate partners in large London firms over the years and no one comes close to his ability, intellect, commercial acumen and work ethic. He is a very humble, calm, soft spoken but determined individual who will fight your corner with rational and commercial arguments with great success.”
Client, The Legal 500 2024
“SE professionals experts in there field from the first contact . Big thanks to Hitendra and Chelsea and all the team for there dedication and support to close our merger deal right up to the dead line . A very stressful process Hitendra smoothly guided us through the stages to completion Would recommend the team of experts at SE to get your deals completed on budget and on Time .”
Robert Miller – Client 2023
“After our first solicitor stepped aside, we are thankful that SE Solicitors was able to act on our behalf. We are very grateful to you and your team for the advice and expertise you imparted to us before and during the sale of our business. Thanks to you the whole process was smooth and stress free. I will certainly be contacting you in the future should the need arise.”
“Hitendra Patel helped us form our company structure and our Shareholders agreement. He worked closely with our accountants to achieve the best possible outcome and I would highly recommend him.”
Lana Kopanja London Claremont Clinic

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Hitendra Patel, Coporate Law & Commercial at SE Solicitors