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Mills & Reeve LLP

BOTANIC HOUSE, 100 HILLS ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB2 1PH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0344 880 2666
DX:
122891 CAMBRIDGE 4
Web:
www.mills-reeve.com

Dona Ardeman

Tel:
Work 01223 222499
Email:
Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Dona is a corporate solicitor specialising in investment fund creation and early stage investment work in the private equity, venture capital and alternative finance sectors. She acts for a wide range of clients, from investment managers and venture capital funds, universities, technology transfer offices, crowdfunding platforms and business angels to entrepreneurs, companies and their officers. She also advises on a range of matters from the structure, setting up and running of an investment fund, angel syndicate, alternative finance platform or business through to financing, restructure, and exit.

Career

Trained Mills & Reeve LLP; qualified 2006; solicitor 2006-11; senior solicitor 2011-2015; principal associate 2015

Languages

German

Member

Law Society


East Anglia: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Mills & Reeve LLP is known for 'very prompt response times and it can be relied on to meet deadlines and produce high-quality and considered input that balances depth of expertise and pragmatism'. Practice head Neil Burton 'rates very highly and is very helpful'. With senior associate and charity law specialist Mark Ashton he assisted Francis Crick Institute with setting up a trading subsidiary, as well as advising on endowments and fundraising. Sarah Seed leads a charity fundraising group that handles high-value bond issues and smaller schemes for schools and other charities. Caroline Dean and principal associate Lucy Whipps are recommended for property matters and clients praise their 'excellent experience and ability to ensure that transactions are progressed as expediently as possible'. Dean provided early-stage advice to John Innes Centre on a proposed £250m building at Norwich Research Park. Principal associate Dona Ardeman in the corporate team is 'a valuable partner - very able, thorough, pragmatic and responsive'. 'Very approachable and clear' principal associate Patrick Gass in Cambridge is recommended for employment law matters. He worked with partner Nicola Brown on a commercial agreement for an international science and education charity. Contested legacy specialists David Catchpole and Lucy Howard, and property partner Nick Finlayson-Brown are among the other lawyers who contribute to the practice.

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