Jeff is a US qualified partner in the London office of Allen & Overy. He advises companies, investment banks and selling security holders on a wide range of international offerings of equity, equity-related and debt securities. He also advises clients on cross border mergers and acquisitions and on-going compliance with U.S. securities regulations.
Jeff has more than 15 years' experience advising clients in both developed and developing markets on complex and innovative multi-jurisdictional securities offerings. He has particular experience in capital market transactions in the financial institutions, energy and natural resources, TMT and industrial and manufacturing sectors.
Recent highlights include advising on the:
- IPOs by Worldpay, ADNOC Distribution, Arion Bank, Virgin Money, Equiniti, NIBC Bank, Shurgard Self Storage, Van Lanschot Kempen, X-Fab, Spire Healthcare, Dis-Chem Pharmacies, OCI NV and Funding Circle SME Income Fund.
- Secondary Offerings by Capita, Sirius Minerals, Hellenic Bank, Equiniti, KPN, Wereldhave, Fagron, Capitec Bank, SBM Offshore, Sweco and Beffimo.
- Spin-offs and demergers by Naspers (of Prosus NV) and by OCI (or Orascom Construction).
- High Yield bond offerings by Kuwait Energy, Vue Cinemas, Iceland, KCAD and Arqiva.
- Accelerated bookbuild offerings relating to Aena, Bank Leumi, OCI, Basic Fit, Logista, Soitec, ASR Nederland, ABN AMRO, Standard Chartered, BNP, Oman Oil, Pennon Group, and Poundland.
Allen & Overy LLP
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Admitted to the Bar, State of New York, 2003
Registered foreign lawyer, England and Wales, 2015
News & insights
News: 10 SEPTEMBER 2021
A team from across Allen & Overy’s Banking, Corporate and International Capital Markets practices is advising on easyJet plc (easyJet)’s GBP1.2bn rights issue and the company’s new GBP400m revolving…Read more
Publications: 30 JULY 2021
With effect from 10 August 2021, the UK Financial Conduct Authority is implementing its Listing Rule changes and guidance for UK Special Purpose Acquisition Companies.Read more
Publications: 29 JANUARY 2021
With the EU and the UK having reached a free trade agreement which sets out a framework for the substantial agreements to be put in place to govern their future relationship and the UK having left the…Read more
Publications: 23 JANUARY 2020
2019 was a challenging year for equity capital markets. Proceeds from IPOs fell by over 25% in the UK, and by more than 30% across Europe. A number of political and economic factors, which contributed…Read more
- European IPOs. Back on track or the end of a good run? PLC Magazine, March 2015
- Developments in SEC Oil and Gas Reserve Disclosure Requirements, International Bar Association, Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) Current Practice, September 2012