As a partner in our International Corporate Group in London, I play a key role developing our international VC practice.

I am a corporate lawyer specialising in venture capital, private equity and M&A. I enjoy working in the tech space and I regularly advise founders, high growth companies and investors in venture capital financings and M&A transactions.

Navigating the early stage financing space, assessing financing options, negotiating deal terms for a growth financing deal and considering what your exit strategy looks like – these are the challenges I deal with on a day-to-day basis working with disruptive businesses in the tech space. We have a leading venture capital practice in the UK (band one in Legal 500) and we are involved in deals across a broad range of sectors (from fintech, cybersecurity, healthtech to other emerging sectors like femtech, proptech and MADtech). We use our in-depth knowledge and sector experience to deliver quality (but pragmatic) advice for our clients.

Bird & Bird has an excellent international network and I regularly work with colleagues in other offices to further develop our international capability. Over the years, I have been involved in a number of multi-jurisdictional venture financings and M&A transactions. I have been very fortunate to have been closely involved in a few iconic transactions in the tech space, such as the Series E financing of Darktrace (I have been involved with them since their Series B financing), the acquisition by F-Secure of MWR Inforsecurity, and the early stage financing of Atlassian and its re-domiciliation from Australia to the UK.

Before joining the team at Bird & Bird, I worked in the private equity practice of a leading national Australian law firm and at the Economic Development Board in Singapore administering co-financing scheme for start-ups.

  • Authenteq: Advising on its Series A financing led by capital300 and its seed financing led by Draper Esprit and Initial Capital.
  • Buffalogrid: Advising on its seed financing led by Local Globe.
  • Crowdcube: Advising on its Series D financing led by Draper Esprit, Series B financing led by Numis Securities and follow-on financing by Draper Esprit.
  • Darktrace: Advising on its Series E financing led by Vitruvian, Series D financing led by Insight Ventures, Series C financing led by KKR and Series B financing led by Summit Partners.
  • Falcon DHQ: Advising on its seed financing.
  • Idealflatmate: Advising on its seed financing.
  • Verifly: Advising on its Series B and Series A financings.
  • Arm: Advising on its investment in BluWireless Technology.
  • Index Ventures: Advising on its investments in various tech businesses such as WhiteHat, Factory Market, Daye, SafetyCulture and Citymapper.
  • Korean Investment Partners: Advising on its Series A follow on financing of Vaccitech.
  • Local Globe: Advising on its investments in various tech businesses such as Narrative Digital and Soda Seed.
  • RT Capital: Advising on Series A financing in Nuclera Nucleics.
  • Sapphire Ventures: Advising on its Series C financing of CultureAmp.
  • F-Secure: Advising on its £105 million acquisition of MWR Inforsecurity.
  • Precision Medicine Group: Advising on its acquisition of Argint International.
  • The founders of TrustedHousesitters (the largest global online platform for free pet-sitting): Advising on their sale of a stake to Rockpool.
  • AXIO (backed by Electra Partners): Advising on its disposal of the Vidal Group to Japanese listed M3, Inc., disposal of the MIMs group in the Asia-Pacific region to a Japanese purchaser consortium, disposal of MRO Network to Penton, disposal of IASIST to IMS Health and acquisition of Chipworks Inc.
Education
  • Harvard Business School, Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • University of Sydney, LLB and Bachelor of Commerce
Admissions
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer (England and Wales)
  • Law Society of New South Wales, Australia in 2004

Bird & Bird launches twoVenture, an online platform for the UK high growth community

02 April 2019

Bird & Bird today announces the launch of twoVenture, an online platform to inform and guide high growth companies in the UK on the legal issues and concerns th...

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