Giles Elliott has been 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 for more than 25 years.
Representative transactions include advising on the sale of the iQ Group by the REPIA (real estate principal investment area) division of Goldman Sachs and The Wellcome Trust to affiliates of Blackstone for £4.66 billion; advising Greystar Real Estate Partners on a significant number of student housing and build-to-rent portfolios; numerous joint ventures, acquisitions, and disposals for The British Land Company PLC; and over 30 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 20 years.
Giles has been repeatedly recommended in the Chambers Europe and Chambers UK guides and also is recognized in The Legal 500 UK.
- 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