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Our capital markets expertise

What we can help you with:


  • Fox Williams advises UK and international businesses on IPOs in London, on both the AIM and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. Our advice includes due diligence, pre-IPO structuring alongside IPO execution and management;
  • We regularly advise on transfers (e.g. from AIM to the Main Market), dual listings, introductions and reverse takeovers.

Secondary Fundraises

  • The most common types of secondary issues in the UK are placings, rights issues and open offers;
  • In addition to structuring and execution advice, corporate finance lawyers at Fox Williams advise on compliance issues including the timing of research notes, conducting meetings with analysts, the contents of marketing presentations and the publication of regulatory announcements.

Public M&A

  • Fox Williams advises bidders, targets, directors, investors and investment banks on the acquisition of interests in and/or takeovers of public companies, and on public to private transactions;
  • We also advise bidders and targets on Takeover Code compliance and tactics, whether in respect of a recommended offer or defence against an unwelcome approach;
  • See here for more information on our Mergers and Acquisitions capabilities.

General Advisory

  • Fox Williams offers a wide range of general corporate advisory services to both private and public companies. This includes MBOs and MBIs, complex reorganisations, demergers and tax structuring.

Shareholder Activism

  • An increasing reality of life for our publicly listed clients is shareholder engagement and activism;  
  • We regularly advise clients on launching and defending activist strategies in relation to board changes and other corporate governance issues and have been successful in securing desired results both via private negotiation and by the public EGM requisition route.

Corporate Governance

Fox Williams offers a wide range of general corporate advisory services to public companies. This includes:

  • Continuing obligations under the AIM Rules, Listing Rules, Prospectus Rules, Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, Market Abuse Regulations and Takeover Code;
  • Our 5 partner regulatory team includes three partners who were previously senior lawyers at the Financial Conduct Authority. This gives our clients current regulatory insight into market abuse and disclosure issues;
  • See here for more information on our Corporate Governance and Activism capabilities.

Who should I contact?


Richie Clark
Direct dial: +44 (0)7894 395 170


Guy Morgan
Direct dial: +44 (0)7941 368 653


Dearbhla Quigley
Direct dial: +44 (0)7971 740 837


  • Top Ranked Chambers UK 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2013 - Leading Individual
  • Ranked in Chambers Global 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Legal 500 - Leading Firm
  • The Lawyer UK 200 - Listed Firm
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 - Shortlisted
  • Investors in People - Bronze