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Frank Shephard

Global Head of Corporate, Manchester

Frank is the Global Head of Corporate at DWF with over 25 years' experience as a corporate lawyer.
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Ranked as a leading corporate lawyer in both Chambers and Legal 500, Frank deals in all aspects of corporate finance work including flotations and fundraisings, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. 

He acts for public and private companies as well as private equity funders, investment banks and management teams with a particular focus on the financial services, retail, technology and telecoms sectors.

Frank provides commercial, pragmatic corporate legal advice with a distinctively approachable style.

He holds the Corporate Finance qualification from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.


  • London Stock Exchange Regional Advisory Group


Frank has been described by Chambers and Partners as having a reputation for suggesting ‘practical and pragmatic solutions‘. Clients have said he is ‘very commercial, focused on the points that matter and good at managing a deadline’ and ‘one of the few quality public company lawyers operating in the North West’. Chambers and Partners has said he is lauded for being ‘trusted by the client and held in high regard’ and ‘he is a great sounding board and is very experienced’.