Mr Spencer Summerfield > Travers Smith LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Travers Smith LLP
10 SNOW HILL
London
EC1A 2AL
England

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner, Head of Corporate

Spencer has a broad corporate practice but his principle area of work is M&A, IPOs, corporate joint ventures and general corporate advice. His clients include a number of large quoted and private companies, based in the Uk and overseas and infrastructure funds.

Career

Spencer trained at Travers Smith and became a partner in 1997. He became Head of Corporate in 2013 having been Head of Corporate Finance since 2003.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

(Hall of Fame)

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London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure

(Leading individuals)

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Specialising in mid-market infrastructure, Travers Smith LLP is particularly adept at brownfield M&A and renewables sector matters. The team is ‘extremely knowledgeable in this field and they are efficient and responsive across a broad spectrum of the utility sector. This includes both commercial, contractual and regulatory aspects of the industry‘. The firm can also leverage its strength in private equity to support its infrastructure offering. Head of infrastructure and corporate Spencer Summerfield advises on a range of deals across the sector.

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

Travers Smith LLP routinely handles public and private M&A instructions from a range of listed UK corporates and international entities, as well as buyout houses. The team is especially noted for its public takeover credentials, regularly working with bidders, targets and financial advisers on prospective acquisitions. Practice head Andrew Gillen, who also heads the ECM team, is noted for his international client base, while Spencer Summerfield‘s broad client roster includes various listed and private companies and financial intermediaries, both in the UK and internationally. The firm’s M&A head Philip Cheveley left for Shearman & Sterling LLP  in 2021.

Travers Smith LLP routinely handles public and private M&A instructions from a range of listed UK corporates and international entities, as well as buyout houses. The team is especially noted for its public takeover credentials, regularly working with bidders, targets and financial advisers on prospective acquisitions. Practice head Andrew Gillen, who also heads the ECM team, is noted for his international client base, while Spencer Summerfield‘s broad client roster includes various listed and private companies and financial intermediaries, both in the UK and internationally. The firm’s M&A head Philip Cheveley left for Shearman & Sterling LLP  in 2021.