Capital Markets

Our capital markets lawyers are known for their pragmatic and commercial approach to capital markets matters.  They focus on ensuring that your transaction is completed on time and on budget, so that you can focus on the continuing success of your business.

The capital markets team have wide experience of advising small and mid-cap companies listed on AIM, the standard segment of the Official List and the Aquis Exchange, and advising other market players such as Nomads, corporate advisers and brokers.  They pride themselves in providing accurate, clear and cost-effective advice to their clients.

Specialist capital markets legal expertise

The team have a particular specialism in Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), and are experienced in helping management teams who are new to world of capital markets through the IPO process, explaining the process and documents in plain English. 

They also advise on a wide range of transactional and other matters including: 

  • reverse takeovers;
  • secondary fundraisings; 
  • acquisitions and disposals by public companies; 
  • share buy-backs; 
  • reductions of capital;
  • schemes of arrangement;
  • advice on employee share schemes;
  • UK Market Abuse Regulation and UK Disclosure and Transparency Rules compliance; 
  • Takeover Code issues;
  • compliance with the rules of the various UK markets. 

Capital markets cross-practice legal expertise

Where appropriate our capital markets lawyers work with closely with other teams within the firm, such as our banking, employment, tax, regulatory and real estate teams.  This allows them to provide a complete and seamless service to capital markets clients in every aspect of their legal needs.

Our capital markets lawyers have excellent relationships with other City professionals and are always glad to make introductions to other advisers such as brokers, corporate advisers, Nomads, reporting accountants and registrars.

Recent Transactions

  • Advising Peterhouse Capital Limited on a placing agreement in relation to a reverse takeover of East Star Resources plc and connected fundraising (January 2022)
  • Advising Vector Capital plc on its secondary fundraising by way of placing (June 2021)
  • Advising executive board members of a digital advertising business in connection with its admission to trading on AIM (May 2021)
  • Advising Peterhouse Capital Limited in relation to a placing agreement in connection with the reverse takeover of Spinnaker Opportunities Limited by Kanabo Research Limited (January 2021)
  • Advising Wildcat Petroleum Limited on its admission to the Official List and to trading on the Standard Segment of the London Stock Exchange (December 2020)
  • Advising Vector Capital plc on its admission to trading on AIM (December 2020)
  • Advising a director of a public company operating in the cladding industry on his duties (November 2020)


Further information 

If you would like more information or require legal advice in relation to capital markets, please contact our specialist capital markets lawyers.

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