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10 QUEEN STREET PLACE, LONDON, EC4R 1BE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7551 7777
Fax:
Fax 020 7551 7800
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42609 CHEAPSIDE-1
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www.bateswells.co.uk

Simon Steeden

Tel:
Work 020 7551 7624
Email:
Bates Wells

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

Within: Electoral

Bates Wells is considered a 'go-to' firm for electoral and campaigning laws, and practice co-head Simon Steeden is highlighted for his all-round expertise and ability to guide clients through the legalities of running campaigns and the make up of new political groups. Rosamund McCarthy co-heads the elections, politics and campaigning team, and her work has included advising the designated lead campaign group for a remain vote in the EU referendum. Melanie Carter heads the public and regulatory group, advising on areas such as electoral law rules relating to non-party campaigning and acting for a candidate for the London mayoral elections. Associate Jessica Collings' work takes in electoral law and lobbying regulations, where she also handles contentious work, investigations and judicial reviews. The team also advises on the interface between digital campaigning and the current electoral law system.

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