The trainer delivers corporate finance and corporate law courses to lawyers and non-lawyers and her style is very interactive and visual. She trained as a corporate finance solicitor at Clifford Chance and qualified there, working on main market floats and takeovers as well as being seconded to Collins Stewart stockbrokers. At Gouldens (now Jones Day), She worked on a variety of AIM transactions including floats, secondary fundraisings and takeovers. During her time at Gouldens, she was seconded to Hanson plc to assist as temporary deputy counsel and with Hanson's European Brick business sale. Since 2003, she has been teaching and training: for the first 8 years at BPP Law School and latterly on a freelance basis for a variety of universities, law firms and training companies. She is a consultant professional support lawyer and a recommended member of the Legal Education and Training Group.
Delegates will consider an AIM case study, taking an analytical look at key clauses from the relevant documentation relating to a float, placing and subsequent continuing obligations. Wherever possible, the usual negotiating positions of the parties will be highlighted together with the regulatory requirements under the AIM Rules. Documentation reviewed will include the following:
Course notes will be provided together with exercises (and answers) relating to the topics discussed, useful web-links and a full list of documentation that may be required on an AIM float. Delegates may find it beneficial to bring a laptop or tablet to the course (although this is not essential).
AIM: “the most successful growth market in the world” (London Stock Exchange website) or ‘the Wild West’ of investment?
AIM, previously known as The Alternative Investment Market, was created to cater for the needs of smaller companies who could not meet the conditions for listing on the Main Market or preferred the less onerous regulation of the AIM Rules. Since its launch in 1995, over 3,650 companies have chosen to join AIM. However, in recent years AIM has seen a distinct lack of new issues and overall numbers have dropped below 1000.
Whilst the LSE agrees that the last couple of years have been difficult for the AIM market, it argues: "For a growth market like AIM, the ability of existing companies to come to the market for fresh funds is almost more important than the number of IPOs.”
This one-day course explores why companies opt for AIM as opposed to the Main Market, the process for floating under the AIM Rules and other legislation plus what life is like for an AIM listed company from a legal perspective.
The course is run by an ex-Clifford Chance and Gouldens corporate finance lawyer who during her career worked on a variety of Main Market and AIM listings.
“The trainer has a very good knowledge of AIM, I felt she targeted the course at the right level ”
“Th trainer always makes sure the content is relevant and up to date”
“It gave me a great overview of AIM and broadened my knowledge”
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