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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Simon Warburton

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Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial

Position

I am a lawyer in our finance team acting for a diverse range of clients in achieving a wide variety of financing solutions. I enjoy applying my broad experience to all aspects of finance and have thrived on operating in new markets and developing new products throughout my career. I am noted for particular expertise in financing receivables but I am increasingly engaged in leading Mills & Reeve's initiatives in the Fintech space. Clients are increasingly seeking advice on P2P lending, crowdfunding, cryptocurrencies, blockchain and the regulatory requirements for introducing tech solutions to the wider financial services sector.

Career

Principal Associate at Mills & Reeve, Oct 2011 - to date; Associate at DLA Piper, March 2007 - July 2010 and Solicitor at Squire Sanders, Sept 2005 - March 2007.

Languages

N/A

Education

University of Leeds BA (Law) 1993-1996, University of Reading MA (Rural Land & Business Management) 2010-2011 and Haywards Health College 1989-1992.


East Anglia: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Mills & Reeve LLP¬†¬†provides 'excellent service, and its particular strengths are its industry knowledge, commercial approach and value for money'. 'In terms of sector knowledge and business acumen, the firm is on a par with City firms for¬†asset-based lending', remarks one client.¬†William Roles¬†leads the banking and finance practice and clients praise him for his 'industry knowledge and commercially-minded approach'. He assisted lender HSBC bank with a ¬£20m acquisition finance provision to¬†the Spicerhaart Group. Acquisition finance and asset-based lending expert¬†Zak Virgin¬†is 'an excellent banking lawyer ‚Äď creative and pragmatic'. Both Roles and Virgin are 'approachable and readily at clients' disposal for ad-hoc advice as well as more detailed instructions'.¬†Sarah Seed¬†and¬†Laura Holdaway¬†are recommended for not-for-profit and real estate finance respectively. Seed and principal associate Simon Warburton¬†( who specialises in fintech, crowdfunding and ABL and is 'superb - he is knowledgeable, has endless patience and provides excellent advice') advised The Cambridge Building Society on a ¬£15m investment from the Cambridgeshire County Council Pension Fund.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Fintech

Within: Fintech

Led by principal associate Simon Warburton, the team at Mills & Reeve LLP is especially active on the corporate side, though it also assists clients with IT and GDPR issues. Transactions and regulatory corporate work have kept the practice busy: Tom Pickthorn advised Finnish investment service group Privanet on equity crowdfunding regulations in the UK. Stephen Hamilton acted for Bango on its £9m purchase of Audiens, and assisted Paypoint with its purchase of Romanian company Payzone. On the fundraising side, Zickie Lim advised TAB UK on a £1.2m investment led by Mustard Seed Capital. Mark Pearce advised Premia Solutions on the GDPR implications of its insurance products, and Peter Wainman acted for commodity-trading software company Brady on contractual issues. Other clients include Validus and IQ Capital Partners.

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