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Bjorn Benckert

Avery Law LLP

Location London

4.9

From 49 reviews

About Bjorn

  • An experienced corporate and finance lawyer who trained and practiced at two City law firms, Norton Rose LLP and Dewey & Leboeuf, before founding Avery Law LLP

  • Client portfolio includes start-ups, in particular tech, and regularly advises in particular on fundraisings (both debt and equity), shareholder agreements, EMI options, share subscriptions, sweat equity and vesting schedules for investors, share sales, acquisitions and corporate restructurings.

Years of experience

14

About their firm

Avery Law is a modern and redefining law firm for the changing legal-marketplace providing legal services with a resolute focus on corporate, commercial and banking. The firm fully embraces the virtual model, re-inventing the way in which sophisticated and value-driven advice is provided. The firm encompasses a true entrepreneurial approach offering its clients a departure from the conventional form of legal services resulting in a value driven, less costly and more efficient service.

The firm provides English law advice to corporates and private individuals from around the world on a wide range of transactional matters. Through their time working for both large international law firms in private practice the partners have obtained comprehensive practical experience. For that reason the partners provide a highly recommended and specialist service.

For further information please view our website at www.averylawllp.com.

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from 49 reviews
4.9 out of 5 stars
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by Henri (Private Individual) on 10 May, 2018
  • Hired Bjorn for: power of attorney
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Excellent work, rapid turnaround, and friendly. I'll most definitely call on Bjorn again.

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by Clive (Private Individual) on 1 May, 2018

I was pleased to have worked with Bjorn, he acted in a very professional manner and did a great job!

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by James (Microbusiness) on 26 Apr, 2018
  • Hired Bjorn for: confidentiality agreement (NDA)
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Bjorn got our NDA done very quickly. It wasn't personalised for our needs - but it was very cheap and quick - and we amended it. So no complaints. Would recommend.

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by Christin (Microbusiness) on 20 Apr, 2018

Bjorn was great. I had originally been told that this job would cost about £6000. Bjorn completed the task in a couple of days, via email, filled in and submitted forms, and provided me with scanned copies of the paperwork, for the price of a couple of bottles of Krug and a bowl of nuts on Chancery Lane. Good job Bjorn!

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by Stjepan on 19 Apr, 2018

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by Gerry (Microbusiness) on 28 Mar, 2018

Bjorn was flexible and attentive to my requirements throughout the entire process. I never felt awkward or that I was being pushed for time when asking for explanations (this occurred on countless occasions). I cannot speak highly enough of Avery Law and would certainly recommend them without any hesitation.

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by Yannick (SME) on 8 Mar, 2018
  • Hired Bjorn for: asset purchase agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Excellent work, very responsive lawyer.

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by Lee (Microbusiness) on 7 Mar, 2018

Bjorn was efficient and professional for a fair and reasonable fee, not something you can say for most lawyers! Would highly recommend

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by Dean (Microbusiness) on 6 Mar, 2018
  • Hired Bjorn for: share purchase agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Bjorn was fantastic, I couldn't have asked for more from him. I would recommend Bjorn to everyone. I had a short time scale to buy a buisness and Bjorn ensured this happened fast and with every corner covered.

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by Jussi (Microbusiness) on 28 Feb, 2018
  • Hired Bjorn for: share purchase agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Very pleased with the service I received. Highly professional yet good value compared to many other firms I consulted before instructing Bjorn. High recommended!

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by Albert (Private Individual) on 16 Feb, 2018

Thank You very much Bjorn. Your expertise was much appreciated. Thanks for your patience and understanding. Work has been completed 100%. Would certainly recommend your services to others. Many Thanks

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by Richard (Startup) on 16 Feb, 2018

Great service, flexible approach and good communication - highly recommended.

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by Stephen (SME) on 2 Feb, 2018
  • Hired Bjorn for: asset purchase agreement share purchase agreement employment contracts freelance/consultancy agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Excellent service from Bjorn Benckert - Avery Law LLP Good business understanding and practical recommendations Excellent value for money - Stephen Evans, MD Evans Hart Ltd

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by Inés (Startup) on 1 Feb, 2018

super fast and really clear

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by Will (Startup) on 1 Feb, 2018
  • Hired Bjorn for: share purchase agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Bjorn assisted us on a complex sale (exit) of a company involving 3 VC funds and 15 individual shareholders. It was a very intense sale process over a short period of time and Bjorn made a great contribution towards its successful outcome by whole-heartedly engaging in the process by guiding and advising us in a commercial and practical way. I can recommend Avery Law to anyone who is thinking of buying or selling a company. Great value for money!

Bjorn's reply:
https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/15/perkbox-acquires-loyalty-bay/
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by Diane (Startup) on 31 Jan, 2018

Bjorn helped me establish a limited corporation. Did a great job.

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by Julie (Startup) on 19 Jan, 2018
  • Hired Bjorn for: asset purchase agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Bjorn certainly looked after our interests, and pointed out any concerns he had with the documentation relating to our impending business transaction, and advised on the best way forward. The whole process was quite painless and I would definitely use Bjorn again for our business needs.

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by Percy (Startup) on 19 Nov, 2017
  • Hired Bjorn for: share purchase agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Bjorn was excellent to work with. He got to grips with existing documentation very quickly and prepared the required materials for me in a very short timeframe. He explained everything clearly and in simple terms, something I find many solicitors either can't or won't do! Efficient, high quality and good value.

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by Paul (Microbusiness) on 25 Oct, 2017

Highly recommend Bjorn. Very fast to respond and went through everything with me clearly (in laymans terms) and patiently. I wouldn't hesitate in using Bjorn again in the future.

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by Michaela (Startup) on 10 Oct, 2017

Bjorn was great, I would highly recommend him to all startups.

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by Peter (Microbusiness) on 4 Oct, 2017
  • Hired Bjorn for: share purchase agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Great lawyer, great team, fair price. Highly recommended!

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by Winston (Microbusiness) on 19 Jul, 2017

Overall, Bjorn was a pleasure to work with, and I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again or recommend him to anyone. He was very prompt to meetings by phone, and super responsive to emails. He explained matters and answered questions in an easy to understand manner, discussed options and consequences of choosing a particular direction, and was very helpful in explaining, in our situation, the process/procedure of an IPO, what's to be expected, not expected, and how to go about our actions.

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by Lauren (Microbusiness) on 18 Jul, 2017
  • Hired Bjorn for: share purchase agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Bjorn was a supportive solicitor - and gave me a lot of appropriate guidance during a stressful time. He was very quick to reply which was very helpful. Would definitely recommend their services- amazing value for money.

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by Margaret (Large business) on 6 Jul, 2017
  • Hired Bjorn for: restructuring
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Very helpful, held my hand all the way through the project (merging two companies etc was not something I had had experience of) I was sort of a middle woman between my FD and Bjorn - it was a little complicated in as much as we are an American owned company, so getting documents signed etc was not as easy as could have been. The combining of the two companies and everything that went with it went very well, everything is now filed at Companies House.

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by Maury (Startup) on 30 Jun, 2017

Excellent work on a significant, challenging Series A fundraising

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by Nathan (Startup) on 16 Jun, 2017

Bjorn is a really great professional who helped us with advice and shareholder agreements. He is very helpful and always responds quickly which helped the whole process enormously.

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by Mikko (Startup) on 16 Jun, 2017

Great working together. Will use Bjorn for corporate legal advice going forward.

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by Esther (Startup) on 2 Jun, 2017

Bjorn was ace. Approachable and human, he really helped us pull together the right documents at the right time.

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by Jug-Raj (Microbusiness) on 31 May, 2017

Fantastic knowledge, very speedy and pays a lot of attention to detail. He knew everything without hesitating and we felt comfortable throughout the whole process. Would wholeheartedly recommend him!

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by Angie (SME) on 30 May, 2017
  • Hired Bjorn for: asset purchase agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

I was very pleased with the way Bjorn handled the proposed sale of my business. He totally understood our priorities and was straightforward with us. He refunded all the deposit apart from one hours work when the sale of our business did not go through which was decent of him

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by Maury (Microbusiness) on 30 May, 2017

Bjorn and his partner David Turney did a super, practical job handling a Series A investment round for one of my portfolio companies, opposite a very challenging private equity investor and their lawyers. Bjorn has excellent knowledge both of the applicable law, and of UK practice on investment transactions.

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by David on 7 May, 2017

Bjorn gave me advice on contract I was having issues with. He was quick to respond and answered all of the questions I had. I found him both professional and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Bjorn and would use him again in the future.

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by Andy (SME) on 28 Apr, 2017
  • Hired Bjorn for: investment structure
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Thoroughly enjoyed my short interaction with Bjorn. And, more importantly, he also provided swift and articulate advice. Many thanks.

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by James (Startup) on 10 Mar, 2017

Excellent advice and service. Very impressed.

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by Jana (Private Individual) on 8 Feb, 2017

Bjorn Benckert helped me with Shareholder Agreement and Service Agreement and thanks to his great support I was able to set up the new UK based branch easily and with no unnecessary difficulties.

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by Beth (SME) on 23 Jan, 2017

Björn was a pleasure to work with. Very straight forward and proactive.

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by Matteo (Startup) on 17 Jan, 2017

All good, great lawyer, recommended.

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by Nick (Microbusiness) on 5 Dec, 2016

I've had the pleasure of working with Bjorn over the past couple of months and I have nothing but positive words to say about him. He's quick, professional and goes above and beyond to deliver a fantastic experience.

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by S Ahmed (Microbusiness) on 3 Dec, 2016
  • Hired Bjorn for: outsourcing contract
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Very good service and prompt response received from Bjorn.

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by Saurabh (Startup) on 17 Nov, 2016

good support

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by Nick (Microbusiness) on 11 Nov, 2016

It was an absolute pleasure working with Bjorn. He's patient, professional and thorough in understanding and drafting a range of legal documents. I can highly recommend Bjorn and his team!

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by Simon (Private Individual) on 10 Nov, 2016

Bjorn was great. Would use again.

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by Steve (Microbusiness) on 21 Oct, 2016
  • Hired Bjorn for: franchising
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

I found Bjorn to be knowledgeable and helpful and wouldn't hesitate to use him again, which I'm sure I will.

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by Awais (SME) on 7 Oct, 2016
  • Hired Bjorn for: service agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Bjorn and his colleagues were quick efficient and helped us with a particularly urgent requirement. Would definitely recommend their services to anyone.

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by Kundan (Private Individual) on 14 Sep, 2016

Great service and professional work at a reasonable price. Definitely recommended.

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by Emilio on 19 Aug, 2016

From my initial first enquiry to Bjorn Benckert, I felt that he had a noticeable integrity relating to his legal services. I found him very responsive and professional in dealing with my enquiries. I was very satisfied with the final results and outcome that Bjorn provided for me, creating positive results in a short period of time. Avery Law is very good value for money considering their experience and professionalism.

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by Ian on 9 Aug, 2016

Bjorn Benckert was very commercially aware and responsive to all my requests. He has a piercing attention to detail and understanding of complex legal issues, both of which he applies to any legal problem. His city background is very noticeable and such Avery Law provides phenomenal value for money. Bjorn and Avery Law comes highly recommended for any corporate work.

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by Arlo (Microbusiness) on 4 Aug, 2016
  • Hired Bjorn for: service agreement
  • Verified client Verified Lexoo client

Very responsive, great advice and very quick turnaround. I can definitely recommend Bjorn/Avery Law and will use them again if/when I need legal advice relating to our business.

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by Eric on 2 Aug, 2016

Mr. Benckert is an outstanding lawyer who has a great understanding of how businesses function, where the real issues lie and how to address them, and he is modest and personable, which are refreshing traits for a lawyer to have.