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Addleshaw Goddard

MILTON GATE, 60 CHISWELL STREET, LONDON, EC1Y 4AG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7606 8855
Fax:
Fax 020 7606 4390
DX:
47 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
https://www.addleshawgoddard.com

William James

Tel:
Work 020 7880 5771
Email:
Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Corporate transaction and specialist advice in the payment sector and rail sector.

Career

Trained Reynolds Porter Chamberlain; moved to Theodore Goddard on qualification; partner Theodore Goddard 1998; joint head of corporate 2002-03; deputy head of corporate 2003-05; partner Addleshaw Goddard.

Languages

French.

Education

Malvern College for Boys; City of London Polytechnic (LLB Hons Business).

Leisure

Cycling, indoor rowing, cooking, children.


London: Corporate and commercial

Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

In 2017, Addleshaw Goddard underscored its market-leading reputation for mid-cap private equity transactions by handling a significant number of high-end mandates for some of the most active midmarket private equity houses. A three-partner team including Mike Hinchliffe, Marc Field and William James acted for ECI in its investment in a minority stake in analytics and technology company Media iQ. The firm also undertook a significant amount of work for LDC, such as its buyouts of Chargepoint and Fishawack; the key advisers on these deals were Paul Medlicott, and managing associates George Danczak, Katie Parker and Rabia Burton. The firm also excels in larger transactions (above £500m); Andrew Green and associate Ben Heywood advised Inflexion on its £800m investment in Radius Payments Solutions. It also has a strong profile acting for management teams in similar large deals. Following its merger with Scottish firm HBJ Gateley in 2017, the firm now counts on the experience of David Kirchin Murray Jack, Andrew Ley and Andrew Walker. Yunus Seedat heads up the national team, which was strengthened by the arrival of Peter Wood from Pinsent Masons LLP, and also includes Nathan Pearce and Graham Cross. Andrew Carpenter joined DWF.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Fintech

Within: Fintech

Addleshaw Goddard's 'dynamic, approachable' practice provides 'truly outstanding, confident advice overlaid by business acumen' and has 'unparalleled industry knowledge'; it 'puts clients' interests ahead of everything else'. With strengths at the intersection between the technology, payments and financial regulatory spaces, the practice counts mobile payments and open banking as particular areas of expertise; it has also handled ICO-related advisory work. Practice head Fiona Ghosh's 'tremendous business acumen complements her obvious legal expertise'; she 'looks for the tough questions clients don't think of' and is 'first-class all around'. Ghosh advised fintech accelerator Rainmaking.io on the partnership and participation aspects of its new venture, Rainmaking Colab. She also advised Mespo on regulatory matters and on its contracts with Salt Edge concerning data procurement for account information services. The department also handles corporate work: Elvan Hussein acted for NIBC Bank on its investment in Ebury. Other clients include Penta Finance, FNZ (UK), Worrapay and the Card Processing Advisory Service. Corporate and commercial partner William James is frequently active in the fintech space; financial services regulatory partner Amanda Hulme is also recommended.

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