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Tim Wass

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Tim supports corporate clients on IPOs, public fundraisings, public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings and general corporate advisory issues. He specialises in particular on public securities transactions, and advise public companies listed on both AIM and the Main Market (and their NOMADS and sponsors). He also acts for bidders, targets and financial advisers in public M&A deals, and have advised a number of target shareholders on strategic and procedural issues during public M&A bid processes.


Qualified into the corporate team at CMS Cameron McKenna in February 2010, having trained at the firm, before moving to Mills & Reeve in September 2012, and subsequently to Simmons & Simmons in July 2015. His experience includes three secondments from CMS Cameron McKenna (two to BP’s in-house team and one to the Marsh & McLennan in-house team), and a current secondment from Simmons & Simmons to the M&A legal team at HSBC.


English, German


Law Society


The Perse School, Cambridge (1996 – 2001):
GCSEs (1999) – 3 A*s, 6 As, 1 B
A-levels (2001) - German (A), History (A), English Literature (B), French (B)

The University of Nottingham/The University of Toronto (2002-2005):
BA History (attained 2.1)

London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Next generation lawyers

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    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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