Simon Elliott

Simon Elliott



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Summary Open

Simon is an Associate in the firm’s Corporate group, based in the London office.

He practices general corporate law, with a focus on M&A, group reorganisations, corporate finance and related commercial transactions.

Experience Open

    Simon’s relevant experience includes advising:
    • Lightsource Renewable Energy on its agreement to enter into a partnership platform with UK Climate Investments to fund the development, acquisition and ownership of large scale solar power generation assets in India.
    • Blue Energy, a UK based renewable energy investor and developer,  in connection with the disposal of a portfolio of windfarms with a total capacity of 149 MW to funds managed by Octopus Investments.
    • Global Risk Partners Ltd, the private equity-backed insurance intermediary, on its investment programme in UK insurance companies, including County Group, Alan & Thomas Insurance Group, Green Insurance Group, Marshall Wooldridge and Higos Insurance Services.
    • Aurelius Group on the successful cross-border acquisition of Colt Group S.A.’s virtualised cloud computing and managed hosting services business, Colt Managed Cloud (“CMC”), after which CMC has been fully integrated into Aurelius’ ICT Services subsidiary, Getronics.
    • On the US$500m IPO (dual LSE main market and Nigerian Stock Exchange listing) of SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company plc.
    • Motorola Solutions, Inc on its acquisition of Airwave (provider of the UK’s emergency services radio communications).
    • Maximus, Inc on its acquisition of Remploy Limited (a government owned disability agency).

Education Open

  • BA Hons, Politics and Human Geography, Loughborough University
  • Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course, College of Law

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Part of the team winning High Yield Deal of the Year at IFLR 2013 Europe Awards
  • Part of team short-listed for Equity Deal of the Year at IFLR 2015 Europe Awards

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Law Society of England and Wales

Employment Record Open

  • 2016 – present: Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2013 – 2016: Winston & Strawn, Trainee Solicitor to 1 year PQE

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