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Experience

I am an experienced senior associate in the Corporate and Commercial department who advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters both domestically and internationally, across a broad range of sectors including non-destructive materials testing, education, technology, financial services, cyber-security, hospitality, impact economy and social enterprise.

 

I have experience advising clients on corporate structuring, business establishment, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, business/asset purchases, commercial contracts, companies’ law and corporate governance.

I was most recently recognised in the Legal 500 directory for corporate M&A.

I also speak German.

  • I was the lead Associate advising Element on its acquisitions of (i) NDT Limited, (ii) the business and assets of Cobham Technical Services and (iii) Aerotech Inspection & NDT Limited.
  • I was the lead Associate, advising AIM quoted CentralNic Group Plc on its acquisition of the Hexonet Group, with operations in Canada and Germany for consideration of up to €10 million and also on its acquisition of Ideegeo Group Limited for NZD 5.75 million.
  • I was the lead Associate, advising the shareholders of Mecmesin Limited on the sale of its entire issued share capital to Physical Testing Properties Limited, a portfolio company of US Private Equity investor Battery Ventures.
  • I was the lead Associate, advising Aggregate Industries, a member of LafargeHolcim, being a leading manufacturer and supplier of aggregates, asphalt, cement and ready-mixed concrete with revenues of £1.29 billion on its acquisition of Maxi Readymix Concrete.
  • I was the lead Associate, acting for the shareholders in their USD 23 million sale of a cyber-security business to a US based investment fund. The transaction included post-completion structuring of a new holdco, in which the Sellers were receiving shares.
  • I was the lead Associate advising the owners of Certus Solutions, a global award winning Oracle implementation partner, in their £17 million sale to Accenture Limited.
  • I advised the start-up Banjo Television Limited on the investment it received from Viacom through the latter entity’s subsidiary TV production company Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited and production division Elephant House and subsequent re-financing.
  • I advised Perkbox Limited on its acquisition of Loyalty Bay Limited, including a restructuring of Perkbox’s operations and a capital fund-raising round to secure additional seed investment.
  • I was the lead Associate on the acquisition of UK corporate finance advisor Catalyst Corporate Finance LLP by Alantra Partners S. A.,a Spanish-incorporated investment management company, listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange, with international operations in investment banking, and asset and wealth management.
  • I advised Aston Eyetech Limited, a next generation eyecare technology company on an additional investment funding round.

Qualifications and career

  • March 2017 - Joined Bates Wells
  • May 2014 – February 2017 - Associate (Corporate), Clyde & Co LLP, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Mar. 2012 – Apr. 2014 - Trainee Solicitor, Trowers & Hamlins LLP, London, UK
  • LPC, Kaplan Law School, London, UK
  • LLM in International Commercial and Business Law, University of East Anglia
  • LLB in Law with German Law and German Language, University of East Anglia (Year spent studying at Universität Trier, Germany)