Working as a senior associate in our International Corporate Group in London, I am an experienced corporate lawyer specialising in equity capital markets transactions. I am also a member of Bird & Bird's energy sector group.

I am a senior corporate lawyer in the London office, specialising in equity capital markets transactions. In my day to day role, I advise financial institutions and public companies on AIM and Main Market listings (on the premium and standard listing segments) and secondary fundraisings. I also assist listed companies with corporate governance and securities compliance matters.

In addition to my capital markets experience, I work on a variety of corporate matters for public and private companies, including mergers and acquisitions, financings, corporate restructurings and joint ventures. Working in the Corporate team in London has increased my exposure to cross-border transactions and I regularly work with my colleagues in our international offices.

Our clients work across a variety of industry sectors, however, I have a particular focus on energy and resources. I am also a member of the firm's energy sector group.

I completed a secondment to the Scottish Co-Investment Fund as a junior lawyer. This was an invaluable experience, as it gave me an insight into the decision making process for making investments in public and private companies.

  • Canaccord Genuity Limited: advising as nominated adviser and broker on the initial public offering of Kore Potash plc on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange, with a market cap of AUS$92.6m.
  • Liberum Capital, as sole bookrunner: advising on a secondary fundraising for AIM-listed Gresham House PLC, raising gross proceeds of £15 million.
  • IG Design Group plc: advising a leading designer, innovator and manufacturer of celebration, gifting, stationery and creative play products, on its oversubscribed placing to raise up to £50 million before expenses in connection with its acquisition (through its wholly owned subsidiary) of 100 percent of the equity interest in Impact Innovations, Inc., a leading supplier of gift packaging and seasonal décor products.
  • Calero Software LLC: advising a leading global provider of Communications and Cloud Lifecycle Management software and managed services, on its acquisition of Scottish headquartered Veropath Ltd.
  • Harvest Minerals Limited: advising the AIM quoted natural fertiliser producer, on its oversubscribed placing of £9.7 million with existing and new institutional and other investors.
  • Alpha FX: advising a foreign exchange specialist on its oversubscribed secondary placing raising £20m. The financing follows its successful IPO in 2017 and being named as 'deal of the year' by the London Stock Exchange.
Education
  • The University of Glasgow, Diploma in Legal Practice, Law
  • University of Strathclyde, LLB Honours, Law
Admissions
  • Law Society of Scotland 2006
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority in 2009