Goodman Derrick has announced that Simon McLeod and Paul Webb have joined the firm as partners in its corporate department.
Simon McLeod has joined the firm from Bird & Bird, where he was previously a partner. McLeod specialises in mainstream corporate and finance law, operating in the middle market on deals typically to £100m.
He works on private and public M&A, capital markets, joint ventures, private equity and finance and general commercial advice, and particularly in the renewables and energy sector.
McLeod is an adviser to a broad range of clients, including corporates, financial institutions and their directors. In particular, he has advised on flotations, fundraisings, public and private acquisitions and disposals, major joint ventures — often of an international nature, as well as general corporate governance and shareholder issues.
His clients are drawn from a wide range of business areas and he has most recently been involved in transactions concerning the chemicals, telecommunications, technology and pharmaceutical sectors.
Paul Webb joined the firm from Taylor Wessing, where he had been a partner since 1997. He has wide experience in representing corporate and individual clients in relation to commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations and equity fund raising. He acts for clients from a wide range of business sectors, but with a focus on the technology and cleantech sectors.
Webb has advised a large number of overseas companies on their European investment strategies, whether through acquisition, joint venture or greenfield set-up. He also advises investment funds, companies and management teams in relation to funding and other corporate transactions.