Allan Taylor

Partner, London

Biography

“Co-head of the EMEA corporate practice Allan Taylor specialises in sophisticated multi-jurisdictional deals and acts for both issuers and underwriters in IPOs.”
Chambers UK 2019

Overview

Allan Taylor is a partner in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London and Co-Head of our EMEA Corporate practice.

Allan's practice focuses on complex international transactions. He is adept at steering cross-border, multi-disciplinary teams to provide innovative solutions to his clients' business needs.

As well as his extensive track-record in international mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, joint ventures and restructurings, Allan has experience advising on UK corporate governance matters. He also advises both issuers and underwriters on initial public offerings, including London and dual exchange listings.

Allan's practice has a focus on the natural resources sector, including and oil and gas and mining and metals, with a broad mix of international corporate and financial institution clients.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
LPC
College of Law in Chester
CPE
College of Law in Chester
BA (Hons)
Emmanuel College

Cambridge

Languages
English

Experience

Representation of AFI Development PLC on its US$413 million take private offer by Flotonic Limited

Representation of Seplat Petroleum Development on its £382 million takeover of Eland Oil & Gas by way of scheme of arrangement

Representation of Energean Oil & Gas on its US$750 million acquisition of Edison Exploration & Production, together with the US$250 million on-sale of the North Sea assets of Edison E&P to Neptune Energy

Representation of Nostrum Oil & Gas on its proposed US$53 million acquisition of the Stepnoy Leopard licence in Kazakhstan

Representation of CI Capital and Jefferies as underwriters on the US$100 million initial public offering of CI Capital and listing on the Egyptian Stock Exchange

Representation of an international consortium in connection with its proposed US$ multi-billion bid for the Nigerian oil and gas assets owned by Petrobras and BTG

Representation of Energean Oil & Gas on its US$695 million initial public offering and premium listing on the London Stock Exchange

Representation of JSC KazMunaiGas Exploration and Production on its US$2 billion buy-back of GDRs and delisting from the London Stock Exchange

Representation of ADES International on its US$240 million IPO and standard listing on the London Stock Exchange

Representation of Pallinghurst Resources on its £211 million hostile share for share offer for Gemfields plc and related listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Awards and Recognition

"Co-Head of the EMEA Corporate practice, Allan specialises in sophisticated multi-jurisdictional deals and acts for both issuers and underwriters in IPOs."
Chambers UK 2019

"A top firm. Really strong, they stand out from their competitor firms."
M&A: Upper mid-market and premium deals UK Legal 500 2020