GERAINT TILSLEY



Geraint is a highly experienced business lawyer advising on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures and governance issues both in the UK and internationally.

His clients include corporations, entrepreneurs, banks, venture capital and private equity houses as well as public sector organisations such as Welsh Government and many of Wales’ leading national institutions.


Geraint joined Geldards in 1998 after studies at Cardiff University (LLB in Law and French, 1997), the University of Rennes (France) and the College of Law in Chester (LPC with Distinction, 1998). He became a Partner in the firm in 2008.

He has a personal interest in the arts sector and is company secretary of Wales Millennium Centre, which is one of the UK’s leading performing arts centres.

Geraint regularly advises clients in Welsh, Spanish and French, and also understands basic Portuguese and Italian. He lives in Cardiff with his wife and three young children


WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Geraint Tilsley has significant expertise in venture capital and private equity work on behalf of a number of prominent clients. Clients appreciate that he is "approachable, clear, and pragmatic as well."
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2019

"Geraint Tilsley is frequently called upon by a range of private equity and corporate clients to advise on their major transactional and financing work. Sources report: "His advice goes beyond pure matters of law, which enables us to make informed, commercial decisions."
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2017

"Geraint Tilsley is regularly instructed in complex M&A and investment deals. Market sources praise him for being "thoughtful in his approach.""
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2017

"Geraint Tilsley is frequently called upon by a range of private equity and corporate clients to advise on their major transactional and financing work. Sources report: "His advice goes beyond pure matters of law, which enables us to make informed, commercial decisions.""
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2017

“Geraint has provided fantastic support and advice over a number of years on a range of legal areas. He has always been quick to respond to requests and is very pragmatic in his approach”
David Pearce, Strategic Director (Business Performance), Wales Millennium Centre

“The legal support Geraint has provided to me in numerous technology VC investments, several involving complicated syndications and structures, has been invaluable. His approach is both professional and knowledgeable and he has been a key element in getting deals over the line.”
Dr Melanie Goward, Deputy Fund Manager, Technology Ventures Investments, Finance Wales Investments

"Clients say: “He's been excellent in difficult situations that potentially could have escalated.” 
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2016

"Geraint Tilsley earns praise for his ability to 'come up with pragmatic, practical solutions'.” 
Chambers & Partners Directory, 2015


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