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Grant is located at:

Bournemouth Office
Russell House
Oxford Road
DX: 7623
Southampton Office
Alleyn House
Carlton Crescent
SO15 2EU
DX: 96882
London Office
Moor Place, WeWork
1 Fore St
DX: 307436


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Grant Esterhuizen has attained a strong reputation due to his aptitude for assisting with corporate transactions in the software and manufacturing fields, including notable experience handling cross-border mandates. Clients describe him as a "very experienced and tenacious negotiator," with one source noting: "He is extremely commercial and finds solutions, giving you black and white advice in common-sense language."Close quote
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I really value Grant’s straight advice in an increasingly litigious world.
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Herb UK
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Grant Esterhuizen specialises in both corporate and commercial law, and is able to assist clients with joint-venture agreements, M&A and commercial contracts, invariably on a cross-border level.Close quote
Corporate & Commercial: South West
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Grant Esterhuizen deals with a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial matters and is noted for his familiarity with SME clients, often at an international level. Clients describe him as an “extremely knowledgeable and professional” partner who is “hands-on and diligent.”Close quote
Corporate/M&A: The South
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Practice head Grant Esterhuizen is highly regarded in the local market and has been engaged by a number of UK corporates in various share transactions involving foreign purchasers. Esterhuizen advised the shareholders of a south west aerospace group on the sale of the entire issued share capital to a US-based acquirer. Similarly, the department head acted for the shareholders of South Coast Oil and Lubricants in a high-value share transaction with a Brazilian acquirer. Close quote
Corporate & Commercial: South West

Grant is a partner at Lester Aldridge who heads up the firm’s Commercial Group and Corporate Team. He is dual-qualified UK solicitor and South African attorney and has specialised in company and commercial law since qualifying in the UK.

Grant has over 20 years’ experience advising on commercial and corporate matters. His advisory scope includes joint ventures, commercial agreements and corporate transactions. He has particular experience in cross-border corporate transactions, having closed transactions involving buyers or sellers based in foreign jurisdictions such as China, Australia, Canada, USA, Brazil, French Polynesia and Europe.

Grant has clients across a number of SME sectors and has a specific specialism in advising clients in the software development, software licensing, manufacturing and export sectors.

His clients regard him to be commercial yet tenacious in his approach.

Recent examples of work or case studies

  • Grant advised a south west aerospace group on the sale of its entire issued share capital to a US-based acquirer.
  • He advised the shareholders of South Coast Oil and Lubricants business in a high-value share transaction with a Brazilian acquirer.
  • He advised on the sale of a high profile back-pack company to a US-based acquirer.


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