Allan Taylor

Partner, London


“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


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
College of Law in Chester
College of Law in Chester
BA (Hons)
Emmanuel College




Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley (as underwriters) on the £265 million IPO and premium listing on the London Stock Exchange of Ithaca Energy plc.

Helios Investment Partners on its US$670 million sale of c.30% of Vivo Energy to Vitol.

Seplat Energy on its US$1.3 billion acquisition of Mobil Producing Nigeria.

Hambro Perks Acquisition Company on its £146 million IPO and London Stock Exchange listing, the first London SPAC listing following the new UK SPAC rules.

Nostrum Oil & Gas plc on its US$1.2 billion bond restructuring.

AVAST plc on its US$9.2 billion merger with NortonLifeLock Inc.

Ashtead Technology Holdings, an offshore energy services provider, on its £129 million IPO and listing on AIM.

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

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

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

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

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