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Watson Farley & Williams

Capital Markets: AIM

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What the team is known for

Advises brokers, investment banks and NOMADs across a number of industry sectors, with expertise in energy matters. Broad transactional experience in AIM IPOs, secondary offerings and M&A. Well equipped to handle international transactions, with experience working in a range of jurisdictions. Noted capabilities in 'hybrid' deals across both the equity and debt spaces.

Strengths

Clients say: "They are responsive and always meet deadlines. They are professional and courteous and I feel they represent our best interests at all times."

Work highlights

Continued to advise AIM-traded Coro Energy on several transactions, including its investment in a 20.3% stake in ion Ventures.

Notable practitioners

Jan Mellmann is a well-regarded AIM practitioner with particular expertise in the mining sector. He often works on deals with cross-border elements.
"He is an experienced lawyer whose strengths lie in his attention to detail, and ability to assimilate information quickly and act accordingly." "He is bright and has a good commercial understanding of our business."


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Overview

Overview

We cover all areas of AIM-related expertise, advising both listed companies and their advisers, including IPOs, secondary placings, equity line financings, rights issues/open offers, takeovers, reverse takeovers, private placements, acquisitions, demergers and spin offs, warrant/option issues, as well as associated continuing obligations and corporate governance matters.

Features

Sector focus

We are well-known for our work in the transport, energy and natural resources sectors and are recognised by Adviser Rankings Limited for our work in the energy and natural resources sectors in particular. The team is also expanding into additional sectors, including healthcare, construction and technology.

Leading lawyers

Our core team consists of three highly regarded partners: Jan Mellmann, Martin Thomas and Dearbhla Quigley, each of whom have been ranked as leading lawyers by Chambers UK. They are supported by a wider team who have extensive experience of the AIM market and related transactions.

International breadth

We offer clients an international service. Our core UK team is supported by talent from our other offices, including Singapore partner Chris Kilburn, who previously headed the London Corporate team and continues to work on AIM matters from Singapore, Sebastian Wulff (Partner, Germany), Rosa Ng (Partner, Hong Kong), Suhail Mirza (Partner, Dubai), and Steven Hollander (Partner, New York).

Members

Heathwood, Danny

Hodges, Jenny

Kilburn, Chris

Mellmann, Jan

Williamson, Sarah

Clients

88 Energy Ltd

Allenby Capital Limited

Charaat Gold Holdings Ltd

Diversified Gas & Oil plc

Mariana Resources Ltd

Mirabaud Securities LLP

North River Resources plc

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited

Tamesis Partners LLP

Tower Resources plc

Western Areas Limited

Westmount Energy Limited

Industries

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial services

Hardware & Electronics

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Software & Computer Services

Technology

Transportation

Capital Markets: AIM

Watson Farley & Williams

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Location

15 Appold Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2A 2HB

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Capital Markets: AIM


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