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Iain Newman

Iain Newman

Partner
Co-head of Corporate, UK

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English

Iain is a Partner and co-leader of the Corporate team, with over 25 years of experience.

His clients include UK and international companies and institutions. Focus areas include advising on acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, flotations on a variety of markets including the Official List and AIM and various overseas markets, secondary fundraisings and takeovers (recommended or hostile) and venture capital transactions. He has also provided strategic advice to boards in relation to boardroom disputes, refinancing arrangements and accounting investigations.

Iain is a judge of the Sunday Times Non-Executive Director Awards and leads the firm's Non-Executive Director Initiative.

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Relevant experience

  • Acting on the flotation of more than 40 companies on a variety of markets including the Official List and AIM..
  • Acting on more than 50 secondary fundraisings.
  • Acting on numerous takeover offers acting for bidder, target or adviser.
  • Acting on various acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures for a range of public and private companies.
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Education

  • BA Hons Jurisprudence – Oxford (1987)
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Memberships

  • Iain has been a member of the CBI London Council for six years.
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23 April 2020
CMS tops UK ECM trans­ac­tions leg­al ad­viser rank­ings
CMS has ad­vised on five sep­ar­ate pla­cings for lis­ted com­pan­ies in the past week, re­in­for­cing the firm’s po­s­i­tion as the joint most act­ive leg­al ad­viser on ECM trans­ac­tions in Q1 2020 ac­cord­ing to ECM In­sight’s Q1 2020 Re­port.
15 August 2018
AIM com­pan­ies fined for fail­ing to an­nounce in­form­a­tion promptly and fail­ing...
AIM Reg­u­la­tion have cen­sured three com­pan­ies for fail­ing to com­ply with the AIM Rules. Two re­lated to fail­ures to make an­nounce­ments. In the case of MBL Group, the com­pany failed to up­date the mar­ket...
16 July 2018
ECM Mar­ket Re­view June 2018
The CMS ECM Mar­ket Re­view is a sum­mary of re­cent events in some of the key sec­tors that we fo­cus on in­clud­ing En­ergy & In­fra­struc­ture, Fin­an­cial In­sti­tu­tions, Ho­tels & Leis­ure, Life Sci­ences & Health­care, Lis­ted Funds, Me­dia and Real Es­tate.
27 July 2016
Double US suc­cess for Nabarro with com­ple­tion of two Rule 144A of­fer­ings
2 May 2016
Tak­ing AIM: am­bi­tion and fear in the UK tech­no­logy sec­tor
In the UK, the AIM mar­ket, which is de­signed for growth com­pan­ies, should of­fer a sim­il­ar solu­tion. However, ac­cord­ing to our re­search, tech com­pan­ies in the UK are less likely to think of AIM as a source of cap­it­al or a step to­wards an exit. To read our