Personal Profile

Tim is a Partner in the Corporate department and is Head of the Public Company group.

He has specialised in equity capital markets, public M&A and securities regulation for over twenty-five years, having advised government bodies, stock exchanges, financial institutions, listed and substantial unlisted corporates and management on listings, on and off-market equity fundraisings, mergers, acquisitions and restructurings, and in relation to securities regulation and corporate governance.

Tim's practice is international, particularly in relation to the Middle East.  He has experience gained on the ground as the Middle East Regional Managing Partner of a leading international law firm with offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Jeddah.

He is named as a leading lawyer for international corporate matters, and lectures to the business community and law professionals on corporate law and securities regulation.

Key Experience

Tim's recent experience has included advising:

  • Frutarom on the Main Market listed flavours and fragrances business on its takeover by IFF (US$ 7.1bn)
  • Berenberg and Canaccord Genuity on the admission to the Main Market of Sirius Real Estate (£480m)
  • Peel Hunt and finnCap on the IPO of Van Elle (£110m)
  • Cenkos and Rabobank on Benchmark Holdings' reverse takeover of INVE Aquaculture (£408m)
  • Cenkos on the subscription, placing and open offer and convertible note issue by Flowgroup
  • Peel Hunt on the Main Market secondary fundraisings by Hansteen (£80m and £60m)
  • China Huarong on its cornerstone stake in the IPO of Draper Esprit (£130m)
  • Rentokil Initial on its acquisitions of SAMES in Saudi Arabia and National Pest Control in the UAE

In addition to the above most recent experience Tim's international work has included acting for the Swiss Stock Exchange on the formation by way of joint venture with eleven leading investment banks and the subsequent takeover of the pan-European stock exchange "virt-x" (£400 million); Bear Stearns on the creation of its Middle Eastern asset management and investment banking operations in joint venture with the King of Saudi Arabia (£2 billion); Mubadala on its tri-partite venture with Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky to create the AMMROC military facility in the UAE (£1.5 billion); Northumbrian Water on the first and multi award winning so named "accelerated IPO" (£2.2 billion); Singer Capital Markets on its formation by way of MBO out of the Icelandic investment bank Kaupthing; Wal-Mart on its takeover of Asda (£6.7 billion); InBev on its simultaneous acquisitions of Bass and Whitbread (£2.3 billion); PCCW on its acquisition of Hong Kong telecom (£26 billion) and British Land on its securitisation of  the Broadgate Estate (£1.1 billion).

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