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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

Mark Howard

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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Energy and natural resources, healthcare, technology, media and telecommunications; corporate.


Mark is a corporate transactional specialist with considerable experience in a board range of deals and advisory work. In particular, he advises on private and public M&A, primary and secondary listings on AIM and the main market, VC/PE investments, joint ventures, restructurings and corporate governance matters. Mark‚Äôs clients range from early-stage growth companies to listed public companies, as well as nomads and brokers. Most of his clients operate internationally and so many of his transactions have a cross-border element. He is a regular seminar speaker on matters of corporate law and practice and the editor of the firm‚Äôs ‚ÄėPublic Company Update‚Äô. Experience: advising the senior management of TTT Moneycorp in relation to the ¬£212m acquisition of TTT Moneycorp by private equity house Bridgepoint from RBS Special Opportunities Fund; advising Liberum Capital, WH Ireland and Sanlam Securities on a placing for Fastjet Plc, an African low-cost airline, to raise gross proceeds of ¬£50m; advising NASDAQ-listed Advanced Energy Industries Inc, a global leader in innovative power and control technologies used in thin-film plasma manufacturing processes and solar energy generation, on its acquisition of HiTek Power Group; advising Leyshon Energy Limited on its admission to AIM following a demerger (effected via a pro rata in-specie distribution) from dual-listed (AIM and ASX) Leyshon Resources Limited.

London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP counts customers and suppliers of IT services, and leading telecoms operators among its client roster. It handles a range of corporate, commercial and contentious matters with particular experience in the retail and financial services sectors, and the computer games industry. Mark Bailey, who focuses on technology and infrastructure matters and has particular expertise in IT sector contracts and data centre projects, jointly leads the team with corporate transactions partner Mark Howard. Megan Paul also handles a range of outsourcing agreements, and Paul Stone is a specialist in EU and competition issues.

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