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I specialise in equity capital markets transactions, M&A and advisory mandates, acting for clients ranging from founders to financial institutions. I am active in both traditional and novel business sectors, including energy and resources, technology, cannabis, and psychedelics.

I am an experienced corporate and equity capital markets lawyer.

I enjoy advising clients in diverse, challenging and often novel sectors, including mining, oil and gas, renewable energy, technology (including blockchain and cryptocurrencies), financial services, cannabis and psychedelics.

I act for UK and international issuers, founders, investors and financial institutions on a wide range of capital markets and M&A transactions including: LSE Main Market and AIM IPOs (including dual IPOs); secondary financings and M&A transactions for listed issuers; UK financings for overseas issuers; public takeovers, private acquisitions and joint ventures; activist shareholder situations; corporate governance matters; and corporate reorganisations.

After 7 years as a partner in the London office of a major Canadian law firm, I have a particular interest in advising Canadian companies on capital markets and M&A transactions in the UK.

I am consistently ranked in the Legal 500 UK for Equity Capital Markets, Mining & Minerals, and Oil & Gas work.

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Expertise

Capital Markets

Energy & Renewables

Life Sciences & Healthcare

Fintech

Corporate Law

Experience

  • Advising leading UK cryptocurrency miner, Argo Blockchain Plc, on its £22.4 million private placing to US institutional investors led by New York investment bank H.C. Wainwright & Co.
  • Advising UK SPAC Pineapple Power Corporation plc on its financing and Standard listing on the Official List and the LSE’s Main Market. Pineapple is focussed on the renewables and cleantech sectors.
  • Advising UK onshore oil and gas operator, Angus Energy plc, on its AIM listing and subsequent equity and debt financings, and M&A activities.
  • Advising Kazakhstan-focussed oil and gas E&P company, Caspian Sunrise plc, on a number of M&A transactions, including the US$25 million acquisition of the specialist drilling vessel “Caspian Explorer”
  • Advising TSX and NASDAQ listed TransGlobe Energy Corporation, an independent international oil and gas company with exploration and production operations in Egypt and Canada, on its introduction to AIM with a market capitalisation of £135 million.

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