Tessa Laws


+44 (0)7767 882 759


Tessa is a corporate and business lawyer. Having qualified at Rosenblatt Solicitors, Tessa became a partner there and the head of the corporate department at Rosenblatt for three years, where she developed a renewables practice and started the Japan desk.

In 2010, she left to set up her own practice, newlawslegal.

In 2018, newlawslegal merged with Acuity Law and Tessa is now a partner in the London office.

Tessa has a strong track record in advising solar developers in the UK and the teams behind creative businesses. She has served on a couple of AIM listed company boards and was a member of the Quoted Companies Alliance for many years.

  • Corporate deals and transactions – mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Private equity funded transactions and PE backed buy and build strategies
  • EIS and VCT structures and investments
  • Management buyouts and buyins
  • Shareholder arrangements
  • Engineering and procurement contracts
  • Operating and maintenance arrangements
  • Bond structures
  • Advising Porta Communications plc on its reverse takeover and admission to AIM
  • Advising a beauty manufacturing company on its refinancing and negotiation with HSBC
  • Advising a shareholder in a 50:50 owned wine business on his messy commercial 'divorce' from the remaining shareholder
  • Advising the two sellers of Once Chocolate Communications Limited on their sale to Allison & Partners, a US based global communications agency
  • Advising a Cyprus based landowner on his fundraising with a private equity house to jointly developing Cyprus' first wind farm; introducing the funder to the developer
  • Advising the management team of Lion Television in its sale to All3Media – one of the first independent tv production company exits