I am a corporate partner at Bates Wells with a focus on UK capital markets and M&A.

I advise issuers, nomads, brokers and financial advisers on private placings, IPOs (AIM and the Main Market of London Stock Exchange plc), secondary fundraises and dual listings.

I also advise on cross-border and domestic M&A (acting for both public and private companies) and my practice covers a broad range of corporate work, including rights issues, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations.

I have extensive experience acting for clients in the impact economy, the construction materials sector, the technology sector and the natural resources industry.

  • I advised on the sale of economics consultancy Vivid Economics and climate analytics platform Planetrics to McKinsey & Company
  • I acted for AIM quoted CentralNic Group Plc on its acquisition of the Hexonet Group and its acquisition of Ideegeo Group Ltd
  • I advised Fedcap Rehabilitation Services, Inc on its acquisition of Kennedy Scott Limited
  • I advised Perkbox Limited on its £4.36m expansion fundraising
  • I advised FM Conway Limited on its acquisition of Berkshire Macadams Limited, its acquisition of United Asphalt and on its acquisition of a minority interest in Toppesfield Ltd
  • I acted for advised Schleuniger Holding AG on its acquisition of a 20 per cent strategic investment stake in LW Solutions Ltd
  • I advised on the sale of Eos Wealth Management Limited to Close Brothers Asset Management
  • I acted for AIM quoted Blenheim Natural Resources on its £750,000 placing and its investment in IGS
  • I acted for Research Views on the sale of GlobalData’s healthcare business to AIM quoted Progressive Digital Media Group Plc for circa £67m

Qualifications and career

  • University of York, B.A. (Hons), History and Politics, 2002
  • The College of Law of England and Wales, Post Graduate Diploma, Law, 2003
  • The College of Law of England and Wales, Legal Practice Course, 2004
  • Solicitor at Joelson Wilson LLP, 2007
  • Associate at Fasken Martineau LLP, 2011
  • Senior Associate at Bates Wells, 2014
  • Partner at Bates Wells, 2016

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • The Law Society of England and Wales