Simon Charles > Marriott Harrison LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Marriott Harrison LLP
11 STAPLE INN
LONDON
WC1V 7QH
England

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner; specialist area: AIM and FSMA regulation, company law and corporate finance. Recent transactions: main market reverse takeover of Ark Therapeutics Group Plc to form Premier Veterinary Group plc, acquisition of Kamanchi Ltd for Nasstar Plc, various fundraisings for Imaginatik plc and advising RFC Ambrian, Sanlam Securities and Zeus Capital on numerous fundraisings and AIM admissions.

Career

Trained Beachcroft Stanleys; qualified 1994; LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae 1995-99; Titmuss Sainer Dechert 1999-2000; corporate finance department, Numis Securities Ltd (corporate finance) 2000-03; partner Marriott Harrison 2004.

Languages

Welsh.

Memberships

Law Society; Solicitors Pro Bono Group; JUSTICE.

Education

University of Glamorgan (1991 LLB Hons 2(1)); College of Law, Chester (1992 LSF).

Leisure

Motoring, good food, comedy, music (Monteverdi to Morrissey), art, the life and achievements of president Richard Nixon, member of The Worshipful Company of Feltmakers.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

Marriott Harrison LLP focuses on transactions across a broad spectrum of industry sectors, including media and technology, leisure and retail, education and healthcare. Clients include entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses, for whom the firm acts on investments and cross-border acquisitions. Outside the UK, the firm’s international capabilities are facilitated through an international network of referralfirms. Practice head Simon Charles is experienced in corporate financing, and has a strong track record in advising clients on acquisition financing activities. The firm promoted David Strong to the partnership this year, while at the other end of the spectrum, Jonathan Pearce and Andrew Wigfall retired.