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Simon Steeden

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Bates Wells Braithwaite

Work Department

Charity and social enterprise.

Position

Partner in charity and social enterprise department. Provide corporate and commercial, financial, charity and social enterprise law advice, including advice on charity and social enterprise formation and governance, mergers and trading activities, social and community finance, environmental financing, cross border charitable activity and philanthropy, electoral and campaigning law. Recent work includes restructuring of Charity Bank, advising investors into the Social Stock Exchange, the Luxembourg-listed Scope bond issue, Fair Finance and Abundance, advising Hackney Community Transport on its innovative social financing and loan note issue, advising the dual-qualified US-UK charitable foundation of a global investment bank on governance, regulatory compliance, taxation issues and international grant-making.

Career

Trained Denton Wilde Sapte; qualified 2007; solicitor Slaughter and May 2007; joined Bates Wells Braithwaite 2008; partner 2014; director Friends of the Earth, England & Wales.

Member

Charity Law Association; Environmental Law Association; Royal Society of the Arts.

Education

Hurst Community School, Baughurst; Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke; Hertford College, Oxford University (2001 BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics), College of Law (2004 CPE; 2005 LPC).


London: Public sector

Electoral

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Steeden - Bates Wells Braithwaite

Within: Electoral

One of the best election law firms’, Bates Wells Braithwaite has an outstanding track record advising on elections, referendums and parliamentary affairs with experts in constitutional, commercial and media law being able to advise across the political spectrum. It continues to advise the Cabinet Office and Lord Hodgson on the Independent Statutory Review into the regulation of non-party campaigning in respect of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, as amended by the controversial Lobbying Act. It also continues to provide a range of advice to 38 Degrees on its campaigning activity. Other clients include Britain Stronger in Europe, the Green Party, the National Union of Students and the Trade Union Congress. Simon Steeden and Rosamund McCarthy co-head the team and Melanie Carter and Jessica Collings are key team members who ‘are both excellent solicitors - creative, hardworking and imaginative.’

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