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Nigel Gordon

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Nigel Gordon is a partner in the corporate department at Fladgate.

He specialises in capital markets work and a combination of capital raising and mergers and acquisitions.

Nigel acts for a number of entrepreneurial growing companies, both public and private, across industries ranging from casinos to mining companies, but he has particular experience in the natural resources, life sciences, property and financial services sectors. He has been actively involved in the AIM market since its inception in 1995.

He has lectured on the practical requirements on bringing natural resources companies to market and on corporate governance issues. He has extensive experience in court-based corporate procedures such as schemes of arrangement and share capital reductions in order to achieve the business objectives of clients. Nigel works extensively with clients with assets in Africa.

Nigel has particular experience of advising on transactions involving Canadian capital markets, including dual listings.

He acted for Pan African Resources on the £107m acquisition of Evander Gold Mines from Harmony Gold Mining, and on the rights issue which raised approximately £50m, which partially funded the acquisition.

Nigel is recognised as an expert in his field by the independent guides to the legal profession, including Chambers UK and Legal 500.

He qualified in 1987. He was a partner for 20 years at a central London law firm, which then became the London office of an international firm, before joining Fladgate in January 2016.

Career

Articled Palmer Cowen; qualified 1987; assistant solicitor Streather & Co 1987; assistant solicitor Stringer Saul LLP 1988; partner Fasken Martineau LLP (formerly Stringer Saul LLP) 1995; head of corporate (London) and co-head of mining (London) Fasken Martineau 2012-2015; joined Fladgate LLP as a partner 2016.

Education

Kingston Grammar School; Liverpool John Moores University (1984 BA)


London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Fladgate LLP, whose team is led by Grant Gordon, undertakes a wide ambit of purely AIM-related work for domestic and overseas-based companies, as well as NOMADs and brokers; its particular areas of sector strength are technology, energy and natural resources, and life sciences. David Robinson acted for Baskerville Capital Plc in its £1.8m placing and admission to the Standard list segment of the Main Market. Paul Airley and senior associate Linda Whittle advised PennPetro Energy Plc on its acquisition of oil and gas assets in Texas, and on its Main Market admission. Airley also handles Anglo-Canadian capital markets transactions.Avram Kelman has expertise in Anglo-Israeli matters. Nigel Gordon, whose experience of the AIM market dates back to its inception in 1995, acts for a number of companies that are dual-listed in the UK and South Africa. Senior associate Zehra Kofturcu is another name to note. Chris Chrysanthou departed for an in-house role at Alliance Pharma Plc.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Mining and minerals

Within: Mining and minerals

Fladgate LLP has a particular expertise in mining transactions in Africa and Eastern Europe. In recent highlights, practice co-head Nigel Gordon assisted Xtract Resources with a capital raising by way of placing and acted for Papua Mining in its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of BGM Investments and a conditional placing to raise up to £2m. Tri-Star instructed a team led by David Robinson to handle a series of transactions to restructure its balance sheet, including the conversion of loan notes into equity, and Paul Airley oversaw Opera's acquisition of Kibo Gold from Kibo Mining and the admission of the new group to the AIM. Senior associate Zehra Kofturcu is also name to note.

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Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

With a particular strength in corporate transactions in Africa and Eastern Europe, the oil and gas offering at Fladgate LLP is spearheaded by Paul Airley who recently advised Roxi Petroleum on the proposed merger of its key assets, including the BNG project in Kazakhstan. David Robinson assisted PowerHouse Energy with a £2.5m placing and loan note conversion, and Grant Gordon and Nigel Gordon handled Eco Oil & Gas' admission to AIM and £5.09m placing. Also notable is consultant Neil Vickers who acted for Cantor Fitzgerald, GMP FirstEnergy and Stifel Nicolaus as joint bookrunners on a $40m accelerated bookbuild to enable TSX and SDX Energy to acquire the oil and gas assets of Circle Oil in Egypt and Morocco.

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