Scott has a corporate finance practice with emphasis on cross–border securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings. His capital markets experience includes private placements and public offerings of debt and equity (including Rule 144A, Regulation S, and SEC–registered offerings); his M&A experience encompasses public and private acquisitions, asset sales, and tender offers; and his restructuring experience includes debt restructurings, bankruptcy proceedings, and corporate spin‑offs.
As part of the firm’s leading private placement team, Scott has specialized experience in representing issuers who wish to make private placements of securities to institutional investors. In addition to traditional model form transactions, Scott is a member of the Loan Market Association working group on private placements that developed the LMA private placement documentation.
Mr. Ashton is recognised as an Up and Coming lawyer for debt capital markets by Chambers UK 2017 and recommended for debt capital markets in Legal 500 UK 2017. Mr. Ashton is included in Financial News’ 2014 list of 40 under 40 Rising Stars in Legal Services.
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