I am a Legal Director in our Corporate group in London where my current role includes a mix of client work, lawyer training, professional support, internal transactional work and other project work, including a project to consider the impact of Brexit for us and our clients.

I have extensive experience advising clients in corporate transactions. I am used to advising companies through their life cycle – from creation through funding to exit, with corporate advisory support at each stage. I have previously advised a number of clients from initial external investment rounds to listings on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. My particular areas of transactional expertise are in relation to venture capital investments and mergers and acquisitions, often with a cross-border element.

My extended role allows me to use my experience of transactional work for other internal projects. I also like having the time to consider in detail some of the technical questions we as a group encounter on English corporate law.

Before joining Bird & Bird in 2009, I spent three years as an associate and a further seven years as a corporate partner in the London office of a leading US law firm.

  • Advising on the re-organisation and contractual arrangements between various EU subsidiaries of a major US telecoms company;
  • Advising on the issue of a legal opinion in relation to a contingent payment arrangement for a client in the gambling industry; and
  • Advising on various substantial capital reductions and dividends
Education
  • I am a law graduate from University College, Cardiff.
Admissions
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 1993

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