Jonathan Deverill has over 20 years' experience in corporate and commercial work, including IPOs (AIM, UK Official List and Toronto Stock Exchange) and other securities offerings, M&A, takeovers and joint ventures, in addition to giving general corporate legal advice to a variety of clients. Over the years Jonathan has been involved in a significant number of cross-border transactions.
Jonathan acts regularly for both companies and their nominated advisors and brokers. Recent work includes advising on:
Ten "reverse takeovers" since 2014;
The IPO of a China-focussed gaming and entertainment business;
A secondary placing on behalf of certain shareholders of an AIM company;
Two offers by Canadian bidders under the Takeover Code;
Several financings and acquisitions in the energy and natural resources sector;
A transformational acquisition, and associated fundraising, by an AIM-listed support services group;
The sale of a privately-held insurance group to a French acquirer;
The financing to construct a five-star hotel in West Africa;
Several investments by an overseas real estate client.
Jonathan spent the first nine years of his career at Slaughter and May and, amongst other things, worked for three and a half years in the London office of Canadian firm Stikeman Elliott. He is a former member of the Legal Committee of the Quoted Companies Alliance, and speaks regularly on topics of interest in the corporate/commercial legal field.
Jonathan has a first in law from Downing College, Cambridge and joined DAC Beachcroft on 1 April 2015.
Jonathan is described inLegal 500 UK 2013as "solutions-oriented."