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Hogan Lovells International LLP

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Maegen Morrison

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Corporate

Position

Maegen is a corporate partner in our London office; she heads our UK equity capital markets practice and advises financial institution sector clients on their corporate finance transactions. She also brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her role at Hogan Lovells and proactively guides her clients through their most complex transactions, managing high pressure situations with ease and good humor.


London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets

Within: Equity capital markets

The practice at Hogan Lovells International LLP has strong issuer and underwriter experience, and is frequently active in a wide range of sectors. Though active mostly on the AIM, the team also handles Main Market matters: group heads Maegen Morrison and Daniel Simons acted for J.P. Morgan Cazenove and Numis Securities on its £80m equity placement in brewery business Marston's, and Don McGown assisted Shaftesbury with a £265m Main Market placement. The team has seen several changes in the last year: the US-qualified John Basnage left to become managing partner at Anthem Advisory, but the team welcomed US-qualified counsel Bryan Stephens from Linklaters LLP in March 2018. Investment funds specialist Jonathan Baird is highly active in equity capital markets; he arrived from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in September 2017.

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Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Hogan Lovells International LLP's team, which is jointly led by Maegen Morrison and Daniel Simons, is active in a significant number of high-value AIM transactions; it handled 11 equity capital markets transactions on AIM in 2017. In the IPO space, Simons and senior associate John Holme acted for Cenkos Securities in the £572.7m AIM IPO of Eddie Stobart Logistics (one of the largest ever on AIM). Simons also worked with Morrison and counsel Karla Dudek to advise Canaccord Genuity (as NOMAD, financial adviser and broker) on GBGI Limited's £130.4m AIM IPO. In 2018, on the issuer side, Jonathan Baird  (who joined in 2017 from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP) was the lead adviser to Urban Exposure Plc on its £150m institutional placing and AIM listing. Beyond IPOs, the firm also handles secondary fundraisings and other complex transactions. The firm's clients also include names such as Acal Plc, Shaftesbury Plc, Macquarie and Liberum. Sarah Shaw joined in January 2018 from Allen & Overy LLP, while US-qualified securities counsel Bryan Stephens is another recent arrival. In other developments, John Basnage  moved to Anthem Advisory and Nigel Read departed to become a consultant at NR Transaction Consulting.

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M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Counting energy, technology, financial services, real estate and insurance as key sector strengths,¬†Hogan Lovells International LLP¬†provides an ‚Äėexcellent service‚Äô, which is ‚Äėalways responsive with practical/commercially aware advice‚Äô and ‚Äėcompares very well with the competition, including magic circle firms‚Äô. ‚ÄėThe team has a broad spectrum of industry and sector knowledge‚Äô, and is ‚Äėalways trying to push the deal forward‚Äô.¬†Ben Higson¬†heads the firm‚Äôs London M&A offering. Higson ‚Äėis excellent, as are his team; commercially aware, pragmatic and strategic‚Äô; his focus is in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors, with a growing specialism in the Japanese market. Senior M&A partner¬†Steven Bryan¬†‚Äď who is praised for his ‚Äėstrong energy industry knowledge‚Äô, as well as for his ‚Äėtransactional expertise and communication skills‚Äô ‚Äď advised Brookfield Business Partners on the acquisition of a 85% stake in Greenergy. Other highlights included Maegen Morrison¬†handling AB InBev‚Äôs various divestments arising from its takeover of SABMiller, including its ‚ā¨7.3bn disposal of the latter‚Äôs businesses in several Eastern European states, and¬†Nicola Evans¬†advising AXA on its ¬£295m disposal of Bluefin Insurance Group to Marsh & McLennan.¬†Sarah Shaw¬†joined from¬†Allen & Overy LLP.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Fintech

Within: Fintech

With impressive capabilities across the full range of fintech matters, including robo-advice, payments, peer-to-peer lending, blockchain and open banking, the team at Hogan Lovells International LLP has excellent strength in depth and is experienced in both technology and financial regulatory work. Assisted by Jonathan Chertkow, Emily Reid and Richard Diffenthal, John Salmon has been advising Open Banking on its project to create open APIs in the UK's retail banking sector; this involves regular negotiations with the nine large banks funding it, as well as commercial negotiations with payment service providers. Rachel Kent acted for DualityBanx on obtaining FCA authorisation, and advised Brolly UK Technology on various regulatory issues. Salmon and Diffenthal acted for Refineryy on the development and implementation of its blockchain-based platform to facilitate commercial real estate transactions. Chertkow assisted Monzo Bank with launching its lending products as part of its move into offering full current account services. Other fintech clients include Habito and Zopa. On the corporate side, Maegen Morrison, John Connell and Don McGown acted for Paysafe Group on its £3bn takeover offer from a Blackstone- and CVC-led consortium.

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