Overview


Fergus Gallagher focuses his practice on corporate matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity capital raisings, corporate restructurings and corporate governance advice. Fergus also uses the experience gathered while on secondment with Morgan Stanley and Jefferies when advising both investment banks and corporates on public M&A, Class 1 and Related Party transactions under the UK Listing Rules and primary and secondary capital markets transactions.

Fergus’ representations include major listed and private companies across a wide variety of industry sectors. Having advised on acquisitions in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Angola and Argentina, Fergus appreciates the challenges of emerging market transactions and the importance of finding practical and pragmatic solutions to potential problems.

Fergus has been recognised by Legal 500 as “bright, engaged, committed and completely client-focused’, and as being ‘great with people, a pleasure to work with, and clearly has a bright future’.

Results


  • Advising SABMiller plc in relation to the placing of its US$1bn shareholding in JSE-listed gaming, hotel and entertainment group Tsogo Sun Holdings Limited*
  • Advising Shaftesbury plc on its £156m cash-box placing in connection with its acquisition of Newport Sandringham*
  • Advising Optimal Payments plc on its €1.1bn acquisition of Skrill from CVC Capital Partners and associated £450m rights issue*
  • Advising CH2M Hill in relation to the acquisition of Halcrow Holdings Limited*
  • Advising Garmin Ltd on its attempted public takeover of Raymarine plc*

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Recognitions


  • The Legal 500 UK 2021, Recommended in Corporate and Commercial: M&A lower mid-market

Credentials


Education
College of Law, London, Legal Practice Course, 2004
University of Bristol, LLB Law, 2002

Admissions
England & Wales

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