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Daniel Bellau

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Daniel is a Corporate Finance Partner and Head of Corporate. He advises on all aspects of corporate law, specialising in public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments and fundraisings and equity capital markets transactions including flotations and secondary offerings on the Official List, AIM and ISDX Markets.

Daniel also advises on partnership matters, debt finance transactions and restructurings. Daniel has particular experience in the real estate, TMT, hotel and leisure sectors and his clients include entrepreneurs, SMEs, funds and Nomads and Brokers.


Trained Lovell White Durrant (now Hogan Lovells); qualified 1999; solicitor Olswang 1999-2004; senior associate Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP 2004-07; partner Memery Crystal LLP 2007-09; partner Hamlins LLP 2009 to date.




University of Manchester (1995 LLB Hons English Law and French Law 2(1)); Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France (1994); College of Law (1996 LPC).


Running, cycling.

London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Hamlins LLP's reputation in the small-cap space is evidenced by the fact that it has been the lead sponsor of the networking community Small Cap Network UK for nine years. Its practice covers the gamut of advice on IPOs, secondary fundraisings and other transactions across the NEX, AIM and Main Markets. The 'clever and commercial' practice head Daniel Bellau has experience of a wide range of industries, including the hotels and leisure, real estate and TMT sectors. In 2017, Bellau acted for AIM-listed company MoneySwap Plc in a £3.5m investment by Wraith Holding BV by way of a share subscription. Outside of company-side work, Bellau advised Hybridan LLP as broker and Liberum Capital as NOMAD on a £1.9m fundraising for Halosource Inc. Trevali Mining Corporation, Winkworth Plc, Stand Hanson and Allenby Capital are among other clients.

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M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Daniel Bellau leads the team at Hamlins LLP, which handles public and private M&A and is known for advising overseas quoted companies. The technology, media, leisure and real estate sectors are particular areas of focus. Highlights included advising new client Trevali Mining Corporation on the English law aspects of its $418m acquisition of a portfolio of zinc assets from Glencore; acting on the merger between GPEA, the parent company of the Guild of Property Professionals and Fine & Country, and online estate agent easyProperty to form e-Prop Services; and assisting Park Plaza Hotels Europe with the £14m acquisition of a significant minority stake in South Bank Hotel Management. Aselle Djumabaeva-Wood, who is dual qualified in the UK and Russia, consultant Louise Wolfson and media and IP expert Matthew Pryke are also noted.

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