As a Legal Director in our International Corporate Group in London, I advise on a broad array of corporate transactions with particular focus on equity capital markets.

I am a corporate finance lawyer advising on initial public offerings (IPOs), fundraisings and takeovers, as well as private mergers and acquisitions. I act for a wide range of listed companies, investment banks and brokers.

I have particular expertise in the energy, natural resources (oil and gas and mining, in particular), life sciences and healthcare sectors and act for a number of clients in these sectors, advising them on their IPOs, fundraisings and corporate or asset acquisitions and disposals.

I have worked at a city firm of brokers, having spent nine months there on secondment. This has given me a good insight into the industry and to be able to view things from the client's perspective.

  • Acting for Canaccord Genuity and Jefferies International in relation to an equity and vendor placing by Gresham House PLC, together with an associated acquisition by Gresham of certain funds from Livingbridge VC LLP.
  • Advising IBEX Global Solutions PLC on a recommended £44.3 million cash takeover offer made by The Resource Group International Limited (TRG).
  • Acting for WH Ireland Ltd, the nominated adviser and broker, on the re-admission to the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange of UK Oil & Gas Investments PLC and a series of pre-admission fundraisings, raising gross proceeds of £12.5 million.
  • Advising Panmure Gordon as nominated adviser and broker to Faron Pharmaceuticals Oy on a £15 million equity fundraising. Faron is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company.
  • Advising Harvest Minerals on a secondary placing for the company to raise approximately £10m. Harvest Minerals is an AIM listed potash and phosphate exploration and development company with projects located in Brazil.
Education
  • Durham University, BA Hons, Geography and French
  • The College of Law, Guildford, Common Practice Examination and Legal Practice Course
Admissions
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2002