Lawyer profile for UK 2021
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Capital Markets: AIM - UK-wide
"He is always available, he's really easy to talk to and he's able to translate legal knowledge into commercial understanding to help work out the right options for the client's business."
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Seb is a partner in the London corporate team and has extensive experience advising both private and public companies and financial institutions. His work covers a range of corporate issues with a particular focus on IPOs, secondary fund-raisings, M&A, including public company takeovers, and assisting listed companies on corporate governance and their continuing obligations.
He has wide cross-sector experience and has recently acted on a full range of issuer-side transactions from a FTSE250 Main Market IPO for a financial institution to a variety of smaller Main Market and AIM transactions in the retail and health and care sectors.
Seb was seconded to Investec's Corporate Finance Group in 2004 and Citigroup's ECM legal team in 2011 and has strong links with a variety of investment banks across the UK.
The legal directories describe Seb as ‘a known figure in the market for AIM IPOs and secondary offerings’ and as a ‘highly experienced practitioner with a wealth of knowledge’. He is also recognised for small and mid-cap flotations.
Seb joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in 2019 from the City office of a leading international firm. Prior to that, he was a partner in the London office of a US law firm.