Ian Waine
Senior Partner

‘Ian Waine stands out in my experience. Apart from being a very interesting and engaging individual, Ian always impresses when it comes down to the matter at hand. His advice is clear and concise and yet he’s still open to hearing our opinion – this attribute, in particular, is one of the reasons we have used Prettys for many years.’ Legal 500 [UK 2024]


Ian advises on all aspects of non-contentious corporate and commercial work including mergers, acquisitions and disposals, private equity investments, joint venture and other trading arrangements, governance, outsourcing and lending, security and other financing.

He also has expertise in insolvency Law and provides advice to directors, shareholders and insolvency practitioners, on a regular basis.

Ian is known for the depth of his experience, his ability and willingness to understand clients’ businesses and for providing advice which is results-driven, strategic and commercial.


  • Advising the shareholders of an insurance broking company to a private equity-backed buyer 
  • Advising the shareholders of a forward processing company on its sale
  • Advising a well-known and expanding restaurant chain on a variety of corporate, commercial and financial matters
  • Advising a substantial logistics company on acquisitions, and strategic agreements relating to road, rail and ports
  • Advising a long-established group on a variety of matters including group re-organisations and funding
  • Advising a substantial property company in relation to a reorganisation 
  • Advising high-net-worth individuals in relation to private company investments 
  • Advising a national provider of clinical services on a number of strategic contracts
  • Advice to borrowers on substantial banking and other funding documents