Giles Elliott is co-leader of the Firm's Banking, Finance & Securities Practice. 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.
The In-House Lawyer Comparative Guide on Corporate Governance (United Kingdom), The Legal 500 & The In-House Lawyer
Negative Interest Rates: Autorité des Marchés Financiers Takes Position on Information to be Included in Bond Prospectuses, European Capital Markets Update
ESMA Issues Technical Advice on Format and Content of Prospectuses: Focus on Proposed Deletion of Requirement to Include Accountants' or Auditors' Report in Prospectus Presenting Profit Forecast or Estimate, European Capital Markets Update
FCA Publishes Policy Statement Setting Out Changes to the Listing Rules, European Capital Markets Update
New German Money Laundering Act Establishes Additional Transparency Requirements for Certain Listed Companies, European Capital Markets Update
- February 2019
Author, The In-House Lawyer Comparative Guide on Corporate Governance, UK Jurisdiction
- November 2016
The Main Market & AIM
- August 2010
Issuing securities made (mostly) easier by changes to the Prospectus Directive, The Bulletin
- December 2008
Enforcement on Aim: Light touch is firming up, International Financial Law Review
- September 2005
The Official List, AIM & The Propectus Directive: A Guide to Listing Equity Securities on the London Markets and the Continuing Obligations of Listed Companies
- June 3, 2015
Global Insights: The Future of M&A
- 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)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales