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Kris helps clients to float and raise capital on the London Stock Exchange (including the Main Market, AIM and the Specialist Fund Market). He also has considerable experience advising issuers and their sponsors/nominated advisers on initial public offerings, secondary issues and issues of convertible securities. Kris regularly advises on a range of domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, including public takeovers and joint ventures.


Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner, 2014.

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London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Fintech

Gowling WLG advises on investments, intellectual property matters, commercial contacts, regulatory issues and platform structuring mandates. The multidisciplinary practice benefits from a dedicated financial services regulatory team, which has expertise in cryptoassets regulation, consumer credit, payment services and the use of AI in financial services. David Brennan co-heads the team alongside Ian Mason, with the latter advising on the regulatory aspects of fintech, including ICOs, cryptocurrencies and blockchain developments. Kristian Rogers is another key team member.

London > Investment fund formation and management > Listed funds

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Gowling WLG has a stand-out closed-ended listed funds team that advises funds, investment banks and their brokers, throughout fund lifecycles, including IPOs and secondary fundraisings, as well as capital restructurings and reorganisations. The group works closely with the firm’s tax and financial services regulatory lawyers, giving it the ability to provide a rounded service. Nick Heather , who stepped down from the partnership and became of counsel in 2022, continues to lead the practice group, drawing on a strong track-record in domestic and overseas fund listings on the London markets. John Reed is an expert in fund structurings for on- and offshore fund managers, as well as public M&A transactions involving investment funds; while Oliver Riley and Kristian Rogers  are also practitioners of note. Principal associate Kate Seabourne  has a growing investment fund IPO and secondary fundraising practice.