About Crest Legal

We provide legal advice for business sales & acquisitions, funding and commercial contracts.



Tak is a highly skilled, experienced and entrepreneurial lawyer. He founded Crest Legal in 2017.

He started his legal career with the top corporate law firm Slaughter and May, and then Allen & Overy, before becoming a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright.  He originally graduated in medicine and worked as a junior doctor before qualifying as a solicitor.

Tak frequently provides corporate, commercial and finance advice to entrepreneurs. He has advised on numerous transformative transactions for client businesses.

He specialises in fundraisings and exit deals, particularly in the tech sector. He has a wealth of in-depth experience in advising founders on funding rounds, shareholders' agreements and governance, and share incentive schemes. He is regularly involved in business sales and acquisitions, and corporate restructurings. 

A client described Tak as “providing a remarkably professional and efficient service. His response rate is rapid and his advice, and support, have proven to be excellent on every occasion”.  

Tak has been ranked as a 'leading lawyer' in a number of legal directories including Legal 500 and Chambers.

He is also a Visiting Lecturer at BPP University Law School, a Trustee for Primary Care Respiratory Society and a Director of Simply Equity.

Tim Gir


Tim is a solicitor with over 30 years of legal experience, having started his career with Allen & Overy in London. 

He has a long track record of providing clear and pragmatic advice to entrepreneurs and business owners on an extensive range of business legal matters, including business sales and acquisitions, setting up businesses, shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, angel investment, venture capital investment, joint ventures, corporate governance, commercial contracts, and terms and conditions.

Tim also has accreditation for higher rights of audience in all courts and can conduct cases as an advocate.

He provides practical, friendly and helpful advice on business legal matters to people starting new businesses - a client comments ‘Friendly, helpful and experienced service. Advice was clear and I felt looked after’.

How We Work

All transactions are led by Tak Matsuda who has a wealth of experience in corporate and commercial transactions gained in international law firms. 

Crest Legal has adopted technology for remote working to work flexibly. We do not have high overheads of many law firms with employees working in physical office spaces in expensive locations.

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