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Jocelyn Ormond

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Jocelyn has experience of advising financial institutions, other public and private companies and private equity investors on a broad range of corporate and private equity transactions, financing arrangements, commercial contracts and corporate governance issues. He has notable expertise in relation to private and public M&A, joint ventures (including public private partnerships) and equity capital markets (including AIM) with a particular focus on the Life Sciences (and wider healthcare) and Financial Institutions sectors.

London: Corporate and commercial

Venture capital

Within: Venture capital

Leveraging the firm's overarching IP, regulatory and asset management strengths, Simmons & Simmons is well-placed to advise investors and investees in funding throughout the investment continuum, particularly in relation to deals within the fintech, life sciences and TMT sectors. The firm's prowess and focus on fintech-related matters is underscored by its own FinTech fund, which was established in 2016 and provides free legal advice to start-up fintech businesses which are chosen by the firm as worthy recipients. As well as fintech-related work, 'commercial and detail-oriented' corporate partner Jocelyn Ormond also regularly handles venture capital mandates within the digital health space and co-leads the firm’s Digital Health Cross-Border group.

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London: Public sector


Within: Healthcare

Simmons & Simmons predominantly focuses on advising private healthcare providers and investors on mid-market private M&A, joint ventures and private equity transactions. The team, led by Jocelyn Ormond, also has a strong offering in digital health, particularly in relation to complex IT infrastructure arrangements, market access, product liability, cross-departmental collaborations and investments. Charles Mayo specialises in public/private partnerships.

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  • Failure to counter financial crime: Norwich Union Life

    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of £1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
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