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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
DX:
12 LONDON CHANCERY
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www.simmons-simmons.com

Jonathan Mellor

Tel:
Work +44 20 7825 4297
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Simmons & Simmons

Work Department

Debt Capital Markets

Position

Debt Capital Markets Partner.

Career

Over 30 years experience working in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. Specialist in Structured Equity.


London: Finance

Debt capital markets

Within: Debt capital markets

Simmons & Simmons is known as a key adviser on high-end debt capital markets transactions for large corporates such as British Land, Rentokil, Pearson and fintech company LendInvest. It also acts for many of the world's leading investment banks. The 'knowledgeable, calm' Piers Summerfield is 'a very commercial and pragmatic lawyer'; he acted alongside the 'commercial, business-oriented' Jonathan Mellor for Stifel on a $250m convertible bond offering by UK-based oil and gas company Hurricane Energy. Summerfield also acted for LendInvest in the establishment of its £500m EMTN programme. The other key partners in the practice are Simon Ovenden, who has 30 years' experience in corporate and sovereign bond issuances, and Charles Hawes, who frequently advises arrangers and institutional investors. Ovenden's highlights included assisting Wal-Mart Stores with two cash tender offers, one valued at $5bn and the other $2.5bn. US securities partner Christopher Walton, who joined from Clifford Chance LLP, focuses on equity and debt capital markets transactions across the EMEA region.

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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.
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