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Simmons & Simmons

CITYPOINT, ONE ROPEMAKER STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 9SS, ENGLAND
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Work +44 20 7628 2020
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Fax +44 20 7628 2070
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12 LONDON CHANCERY
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Simmons & Simmons, Edward Baker, London, ENGLAND

Edward Baker

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Work 020 7825 4062
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Simmons & Simmons

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Corporate.

Position

Edward has wide experience of corporate transactions and specialises in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, both public and private. Edward has advised a number of corporates on public and private acquisitions and disposals and ECM transactions and also advised a number of investment banks on public bids and ECM matters. He worked on a number of complex cross border transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions and ECM deals. His experience includes advising J.P. Morgan Limited and Numis Securities Limited on the recommended offer for May Gurney Integrated Services PLC; BXR Group on its development capital investment funding to become majority stakeholder in a Malawian mango growing business; Ernst & Young as financial adviser to CQS Cayman on its mandatory offer for CQS Rig Finance Limited; and UBS on PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited’s £1.22bn bid for Cove Energy plc.

Career

Trained Ashurst Morris Crisp, Edward; qualified 1994; seconded as assistant secretary to the UK Panel on Takeovers and Mergers 1996-98; partner in the corporate and commercial group Simmons & Simmons 2003.

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Legal Developments by:
Simmons & Simmons

  • 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.
    - Simmons & Simmons

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