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Giles P. Elliott

Practice Leader Banking, Finance & Securities


(T) +44.20.7039.5229
(F) +44.20.7039.5999


  • The College of Law, London (Legal Practice Course 1995; Common Professional Examination 1994); University of Cambridge (M.Phil. in International Relations 1992); University of Warwick (B.A. in History 1991)

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Giles is co-leader of the Firm's Banking, Finance & Securities Practice and also leads the London Corporate Group. He has more than 20 years of experience advising companies, sponsors, and financial institutions on an extensive range of corporate transactions and governance matters including public and private M&A, fund-raisings, buyouts, joint ventures, and investments.

Representative transactions include advising on the formation of the iQ Group, a £2.0 billion student housing owner and operator owned by the REPIA division of Goldman Sachs and The Wellcome Trust and its recent acquisition of the Pure Portfolio from LetterOne; the IPO of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, a FTSE 100 mining company; numerous joint ventures, acquisitions, and disposals for The British Land Company PLC; and a number of transactions for J.F. Lehman & Company, a New York-based private equity firm specializing in the aerospace, maritime, and defense Industries for which he has acted for more than 15 years.

Giles has been repeatedly recommended in the Chambers Europe and Chambers UK guides and also is recognized in The Legal 500 UK.

Giles Elliott