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Simmons & Simmons, Gideon Sharp, London, ENGLAND

Gideon Sharp

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Simmons & Simmons

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Gideon is a partner in the corporate group. He specialises in private equity and advising financial institutions (such as banks and hedge funds). Gideon also has significant experience in the life sciences, TMT and energy and infrastructure sectors. He advises on a wide range of corporate transactions, including M&A, equity financing, joint ventures and general company law, often with a cross-border element. Recently, Gideon’s practice has included acting on a number of growth capital and M&A transactions (auction sales, secondary buyouts, public to privates and business sales) including: AnaCap on its acquisition of Cabot Financial and on its acquisition of the IFG International Division, Oak Investment Partners and Goldman Sachs Principal Investment on growth capital transactions and Barclays on its sale of Intelenet (alongside Blackstone) to Serco and on its sale of part of its Indian credit card business. Gideon is ranked in The Legal 500 for private equity transactions.

Career

Trained Simmons & Simmons; qualified into the corporate group 1999; partner 2008; secondment to Barclays Bank plc M&A legal team 2003/04. Publications of note: various PLC and private equity journal articles. Speaker at SuperReturn conference.

Languages

French.

Education

Kings College School, Wimbledon; Bristol University (1995 first class BA History); City University (1996 Diploma in Law); College of Law (1997 LPC commendation).

Leisure

Family, tennis, walking, theatre/cinema.

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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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