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Linklaters LLP

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ONE SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8HQ, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7456 2000
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James Wootton

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Work +442074563671
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Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Corporate and Capital Markets

Position

James is a corporate partner based in London and advises companies, financial institutions and funds on a wide range of corporate, M&A and capital markets matters. He specialises in particular in equity capital markets transactions and has advised in recent years on the UK IPOs of Allied Irish Banks, TSB Banking Group, Countryside Properties, Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks, Royal Mail and ConvaTec, among others, as well as numerous secondary capital raisings. He also operates at the forefront of regulatory developments across the equity capital markets space and regularly advises banking industry groups in this area.

Career

Trainee 2004-2006; Associate 2006-2015; Partner 2015 to date.

Education

Eton College; New College, Oxford


London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets – mid-large cap

Within: Next Generation Partners

James Wootton - Linklaters LLP

Within: Equity capital markets – mid-large cap

The London ECM group at Linklaters LLP quarterbacks many of the firm's high-profile cross-border equity highlights, working in conjunction with colleagues across its extensive North and South American, European and East Asian office network. Clients have noted in particular the team's deep bench and strong pedigree of ECM specialists. At the senior end sits John Lane ('a doyen of UK corporate finance') and Jason Manketo ('one of the best US securities lawyers in London'), while on the more junior end of the partnership James Wootton 'has already developed a strong name for himself', and newly promoted partner Tom Thorne is 'continuing the line of top-class capital markets partners'. In addition to the team's work on foreign exchanges, the firm's peers have also noted its strong reputation in significant London Stock Exchange listings.

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