Capital Markets: AIM Department

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What the team is known for Well-regarded department offering valued advice across numerous sectors, for a client base composed of NOMADs, major corporations and brokers. Regularly instructed to act on sophisticated AIM IPOs, secondary offerings, takeovers and restructurings. Particularly strong in the energy and natural resources sector, with other notable expertise in the healthcare and tech industries. Advises groups based in the UK and elsewhere, with notable recent work advising clients from the CIS region.

Strengths Sources report: "They are all very effective and very reliable and their advice is very solid and commercial."

"They are extremely reliable, we always know we will get good service and they know the legal side of things inside and out," notes one client.

Another client says: "They're very pragmatic, helpful, and proactive; it's easy to ask them questions and they're happy to explain things."

Work highlights Acted for StatPro on its takeover by Ceres Bidco, a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based Confluence Technologies.

Notable practitioners

Anthony Brockbank
is recognised for his corporate and AIM work. He regularly assists brokers with placings and fund-raisings for AIM-listed groups, with notable experience of matters relating to companies in the energy sector.
"He is a very formidable lawyer, he knows things back to front and he's also utterly charming."

Brad Isaac
is a respected capital markets lawyer, with notable work in relation to fund-raisings and flotations. He acts for a range of clients, including companies and brokers.
"He really knows his stuff and is decisive. He is very effective, very efficient and commercial about things." "He is technically adept and he knows the rulebooks extremely well."

Dominic Gurney-Champion
maintains a wide-ranging corporate practice, which includes work on AIM placings and fund-raisings.
"Dominic is entrepreneurial, reliable and unflappable: he remains one of the best lawyers in his field." "He is very commercially savvy and builds very strong relationships with his corporate clients."

George Cotter
is routinely called upon to represent clients in a wide range of AIM matters, including takeovers, placings and fund-raisings. He is adept at handling matters with cross-border elements.
"He is very good at getting on with things and excellent at executing within the time frame." "George is excellent, available, well rounded, commercial and pragmatic."

Neil Matthews
leads the firm's equity capital markets practice. He offers extensive experience in AIM transactions, including fund-raisings and IPOs.
"He is pragmatic, knowledgeable and approachable."