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Stephanie Featherstone

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Corporate / M&A


Stephanie is a Managing Associate in the firm’s Corporate group. She specialises in M&A, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and fundraisings. Her particular expertise is in complex cross-border M&A.


Stephanie trained with, and spent 4 years upon qualification at, a Magic Circle law firm. She moved to Simmons & Simmons in 2015. Stephanie is primarily based in the Firm’s Bristol office and has played an integral role in building and developing the team there. Stephanie has previously spent time on secondment to the Legal M&A team of a major pharmaceutical company in Switzerland and time in private practice in Hong Kong.


Cambridge University (Law degree) and University of Law, Moorgate.

London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Simmons & Simmons' AIM work has been on the increase since the arrivals in 2014 of Patrick Graves and Jocelyn Ormond from Osborne Clarke and DAC Beachcroft LLP respectively. Although the firm is particularly well-known for its work in the Main Market arena, it is equally as active in AIM transactions. Chris Horton leads the team, which has a strong focus on acting for companies, NOMADs and brokers in matters connected with the TMT (including fintech) and healthcare/life sciences  sectors. In 2017, Ormond, supervising associate Dan Whitewood and others acted for the shareholders of Intelligent Ultrasound in the disposal of the company to AIM-listed entity MedaPhor Group Plc. Charles Mayo advised Stifel Nicolaus Europe (as NOMAD and joint broker) and WG Partners (as joint broker) on the dual-listing on AIM of international diagnostics company Novacyt (which was already listed on the Euronext Growth Market). Other clients include 1PM, Rex Bionics Plc, Numis Securities and Petards Group. Managing associate Stephanie Featherstone is recommended.

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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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