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 > Projects, energy and natural resources > Infrastructure (PFI and PPP)

Travers Smith LLP has expertise in cross-border and high value transactions for infrastructure funds as well as having experience of geo-thermal energy and infrastructure matters and renewable energy such as solar and wind.  ‘Trusted adviser’ Spencer Summerfield heads the infrastructure team as well as co-heading the corporate team. Jonathan Walters was recently promoted to partner last year and focuses on advising infrastructure funds. The team is described by clients as having ‘first rate lawyers‘ and offeing ‘creative, commercial solutions’.

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

(Leading individuals)

Spencer SummerfieldTravers Smith LLP

Travers Smith LLP ‘s well regarded  City team carries out M&A transactions for a range of corporates, private equity houses and sponsors, including infrastructure and real estate funds. The team has significant experience acting on public and private M&A deals, both domestically and internationally. Spencer Summerfield leads the corporate department.

London > Industry focus > Energy and infrastructure

Travers Smith LLP‘s energy and infrastructure team comprises a cross-practice group of lawyers led by  Spencer Summerfield . The transaction-focused team includes specialists in corporate, regulatory, private equity and banking. ‘Very efficientRichard Brown specialises in joint venture and corporate transactions in the infrastructure and utilities sectors. Summerfield is noted for his M&A capabilities.

London > Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets - mid-high cap

Travers Smith LLP‘s team acts for more than 60 publicly listed companies, a significant number of which are on the FTSE 350 index. It also has a strong profile among London-based investment banks and nominated advisers, as well as investment funds (and their managers and financial sponsors). The firm’s ability to deliver English and US law advice makes it a strong choice for IPOs, cash placings, open offers, reverse takeovers and block trades, among other transactions. US securities law expert Dan McNamee and recently promoted partner Tom Coulter advised RBC Europe (a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada) as bookrunner on a placing programme by renewable infrastructure fund Greencoat UK Wind Plc, and a £375m placing and offer for subscription. Spencer SummerfieldAndrew Gillen and recently promoted partner Jonathan Walters are among other key figures. Adrian West is another name to note.

London > Corporate and commercial > Equity capital markets - low-mid cap

Travers Smith LLP‘s team acts for more than 60 publicly listed companies, a significant number of which are on the FTSE 350 index. It also has a strong profile among London-based investment banks and nominated advisers, as well as investment funds (and their managers and financial sponsors). The firm’s ability to deliver English and US law advice makes it a strong choice for IPOs, cash placings, open offers, reverse takeovers and block trades, among other transactions. Richard Spedding advised Investec and Peel Hunt as joint bookrunners on a £160m placing of new ordinary shares for GB Group Plc. Spencer SummerfieldAndrew Gillen, and recently promoted partners Jonathan Walters and Tom Coulter, are among other key figures. Adrian West is also another name to note.