Amar Adatia Legal Director

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 2009 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  Birmingham

Amar Adatia

Amar leads our solvent structuring and group reorganisation practice in the UK.

A director based in Gowling WLG's Birmingham Office, Amar has significant experience in making restructurings (whether local or global) a positive experience for clients. Amar firmly believes that change does not have to be bad, scary or expensive and he uses his deep knowledge of the mechanisms of a restructure to help his clients stay in control, minimise their risk and maximise their reward.

In addition to his restructuring work, Amar regularly advises a broad range of clients on technical corporate governance issues. Issues include directors' duties, dividend traps and succession planning.


Amar's clients are very broad and diverse ranging from large multi-jurisdictional corporate groups through to family run businesses, local authorities and not-for-profit organisations.


  • Set up the global corporate structure for a significant accounting practice in six different jurisdictions.
  • Delivered a sophisticated pre-AIM reorganisation for a corporate group with a significant number of shareholders (based in the UK and abroad).
  • Advised local authorities and not-for-profit organisations on internal restructurings, including the transfer of businesses and assets and/or setting up new structures in preparation for future sales.
  • Assisted in the devising, and delivery of, a number of demergers (both pre-sale and to implement succession planning).

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2018

    • Career
      July 2018
      Gowling WLG (UK), Director
  • 2016

    • Career
      February 2016
      Gowling WLG (UK), Principal Associate
  • 2015

    • Career
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, Principal Associate
  • 2009

    • Career
      October 2009
      Wragge & Co LLP, Solicitor
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2007

    • Career
      September 2007
      Wragge & Co LLP, Trainee
  • 2006

    • Education
      June 2006
      University of Liverpool, BA Law (First)