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Duncan is a member of the corporate team who heads the entrepreneurial private companies team, advising companies on a range of matters including acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and investments.
He acts for clients wishing to export or invest overseas and also international clients wishing to invest in the UK whether through acquisitive or organic growth.
Duncan is the corporate partner for Foot Anstey's Property, Infrastructure and Construction sector specialising on renewable corporate transactions.
Duncan is recognised as a 'leader in his field' by Chambers UK legal directory and as a recommended lawyer in Legal 500.
Duncan Sykes "typifies the group with his responsiveness and high-quality advice." Legal 500 2019
Duncan Sykes is known for his "very commercial and pragmatic style." Sources observe that he is "a calm, excellent communicator" with a "strong character, and people listen to what he has to say." Chambers 2019
Sources note: "He's really good in all-party meetings. Other lawyers respect him and he gets his position across." Chambers 2018
"He has quite a laid-back, calm manner about him which I find very easy to deal with. He had oversight of what was going on and made sure everything was moving on correctly." Chambers 2017