A huge thanks to Oliver for holding the pen throughout. As ever these deals are a team effort but it was reassuring to have such a safe pair of hands guiding us through the marathon sprint to the finish line.
Oliver has given us excellent support.
I am a Senior Associate in the Impact Economy team at Bates Wells and am passionate about purpose-driven business. I advise on a wide range of corporate and commercial issues across the impact investing, responsible business, social enterprise and charities space. I also have a deep interest in the B Corporation movement and the interplay between business and human rights. In particular, the development, application and impact of the Modern Slavery Act.
I trained and gained private practice experience with Pinsent Masons LLP and subsequently worked in financial services as legal counsel for 8 Miles LLP (a pan-African private equity fund) and Triple Point (an alternative investment management firm) focused primarily on project finance, venture capital and private equity transactions.
Earlier on in my career, I spent two years working with Canon Andrew White and Archbishop Justin Welby focused on the Middle East peace process as part of Coventry Cathedral’s International Centre for Reconciliation. I studied English Literature at Durham University and am a qualified CEDR mediator.
My advice on structuring investments has related to Social Investment Tax Relief, social impact bonds, and the investment activity of charitable foundations
My advice here includes some high profile Charity Commission regulatory reviews