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Travers Smith LLP

10 SNOW HILL, LONDON, EC1A 2AL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7295 3000
DX:
1111079 LONDON CITY EC1
Email:
Web:
www.traverssmith.com
London, Paris

Spencer Summerfield

Tel:
Work 0207 295 3000
Email:
Web:
www.traverssmith.com
Travers Smith LLP

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.


London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets ‚Äď mid-large cap

Within: Equity capital markets ‚Äď mid-large cap

Travers Smith LLP has historically been recognised for its AIM work on both the manager and issuer side, though the practice group works seamlessly across London's AIM and main markets, providing English law and US securities law advice. The firm is consistently instructed by corporate issuers in notable mid and upper-mid market IPOs, and also has strong relationships with prominent nomads and financial advisers in addition to larger investment banks. The group also has expertise in the listed funds market. Of particular note, the firm was recently involved in the main market IPO of Smithson Investment Trust, which marked the UK's largest-ever launch of an investment trust. Philip Cheveley heads up the corporate M&A and ECM practice, while Spencer Summerfield leads the wider corporate team.

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Equity capital markets ‚Äď small-mid cap

Within: Leading individuals

Spencer Summerfield - Travers Smith LLP

Within: Equity capital markets ‚Äď small-mid cap

Travers Smith LLP has historically been recognised for its AIM work on both the manager and issuer side, though the practice group works seamlessly across London's AIM and main markets, providing English law and US securities law advice. The firm is consistently instructed by corporate issuers in notable mid and upper-mid market IPOs, and also has strong relationships with prominent nomads and financial advisers in addition to larger investment banks. The group also has expertise in the listed funds market. Clients have recognised the partner-level expertise provided by individuals such as Spencer Summerfield, Philip Cheveley and Andrew Gillen, as well as the deep bench of senior associates, which includes the highly recommended Tom Coulter.

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

Within: Leading individuals

Spencer Summerfield - Travers Smith LLP

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

Travers Smith LLP handles M&A work for corporates, private equity houses and sponsors, including real estate and infrastructure funds. Across both the public and private markets, the firm manages cross-border mandates through a network of international partner firms, and has recently acted for numerous FTSE100 and FTSE250 firms. Philip Cheveley leads the corporate M&A and ECM practice, while Spencer Summerfield heads the corporate department; Summerfield's broad practice covers cross-border corporate financing, including M&A and joint ventures, with a particular nod to the infrastructure sector in which he holds a number of key client relationships. Recent headline matters include acting for Bridgepoint on the sale of Pret A Manger to JAB Holding Company..

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

The infrastructure sector group at Travers Smith LLP brings together specialists from a number of the City firm's teams, with M&A and private equity lawyers joined by commercial, competition, employment, finance, real estate, environment and tax experts to provide a cross-practice transactional team. The firm's client portfolio includes listed companies as well as infrastructure funds, and the group is particularly active in the renewables, water, construction and airports sectors. Practice head Spencer Summerfield also leads the corporate department at the firm, while newly promoted partners Mohammed Senouci and Jonathan Walters are also an integral parts of the team.

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