Based in London, I am a partner in Bird & Bird's International Corporate Group.
I advise a wide range of clients on all manner of corporate transactions, including both public and private M&A, together with equity capital markets transactions.
As a corporate transactional lawyer, I always seek to develop a close collaborative relationship with clients I work with, so that a client's commercial objectives can be achieved cost-efficiently and with minimal fuss. I particularly enjoy working with entrepreneurs or as an integral part of corporate clients' executive management teams, helping them to implement corporate strategies over extended periods of time (be it programmes of acquisitions, divestments or corporate restructurings).
With more than 25 years' experience, I have helped numerous clients achieve their corporate objectives through corporate transactions. I have a particular expertise in public takeovers, having spent several years working on secondment at the UK's Takeover Panel earlier in my career.
As much of Bird & Bird's transactional work is cross-border, it is invaluable to have a strong knowledge of this space when it comes to in-bound M&A work. Therefore, I combine my general capital markets work (advising both issuers and banks) with advising on different takeover situations, including acting for bidders, targets, their financial adviser and also the Takeover Panel itself.
As a sector-focused law firm with which places an emphasis on technology and innovation, most of Bird & Bird's clients are passionate about what they do, so I always get to work with an array of interesting people. Although clients I act for span a variety of sectors, I have a particular focus on the aerospace and aviation, life sciences, and financial services sectors.
You'll find me ranked as a leading individual for corporate finance work by Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500.