My main sector focus is on energy & utilities and telecoms, media and technology (TMT).Clients I act for include investment banks and listed and private companies, from substantial listed groups to entrepreneurial start-ups. The deals I get involved in usually have an international element. As well as the core areas of financings and IPOs, I have specialist experience in City Code M&A and shareholder activism. I have advised on a number of UK takeovers including offers, schemes of arrangement and mandatory bids. I also advise sports clients on takeovers, including on the application of the Code to former listed or publicly traded companies. I often give advice to listed companies on the contents of controlling shareholder agreements and on their response to shareholder activists.As well as being a regular speaker on corporate finance, you'll find me ranked as a leading individual for capital markets in Chambers & Partners and for capital markets and M&A in the Legal 500.