Finlay Fraser

Associate, London



Finlay Fraser is an associate in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London.

Finlay has a broad range of experience advising multinational listed and private corporate clients, financial sponsors and investment banks on a range of high-profile transactions including international mergers and acquisitions (including de-SPACs), joint ventures, equity capital raisings and corporate restructurings, as well as corporate governance matters.

In 2022, Finlay was seconded to the Global Advisory team at Rothschild & Co.

Prior to joining White & Case, Finlay worked in the M&A and Corporate practice of a leading international law firm during which time he spent six months on secondment to the legal team of a global financial institution.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Diploma in Professional Legal Practice
University of Edinburgh
LLB (Honours)
University of Edinburgh


Representation of one of the co-investors to Brookfield on its £2.2 billion recommended offer for Network International Holdings plc

Representation of Gorillas, the on-demand grocery delivery company, on its sale to Getir

Representation of Qatalyst Partners on Vista Equity's £1.1 billion public offer, and SS&C Technologies' £1.243 billion public offer, each for Blue Prism Group plc

Representation of FTSE 100 listed Smiths Group plc on its sale of Smiths Medical to TA Associates for US$2.3 billion

Representation of Arqit Limited, a leader in quantum encryption technology, on its business combination (de-SPAC) with Centricus Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, for US$1 billion

Representation of Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) on its sale of a portfolio of 11 European data centers to Ascendas Reit for US$680 million

Representation of a global asset management firm in relation to a telecommunications joint venture entered into by one of its investee companies and a British multinational telecommunications company

Representation of Medical Properties Trust (NYSE: MPW), on its £347 million acquisition of a portfolio of eight hospitals in the UK*

Representation of AJ Bell, one of the largest UK investment platform providers, on its £651 million IPO and listing on the main market of London Stock Exchange*

Representation of a global technology company on its £7 billion corporate restructuring*

Representation of a FTSE 100 financial services company on its £90 million acquisition of a portfolio of commercial real estate assets*

Representation of a FTSE 100 insurer on its multi-million pound sale of its managing general agent*

Represented one of the UK's largest mutual insurers on its £134 million acquisition of a commercial real estate asset*

Representation of the management team of a £1.5 billion private equity-backed leading international healthcare company on a series of minority investments by institutional investors*

Representation of a consortium of investment banks on a £115 million equity capital raising by a leading specialist REIT investor*

Representation of a leading AIM-listed technology company on its multi-million acquisition of a portfolio of companies in the UK and the US*

Representation of a leading investment bank on the £100 million IPO and listing on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange of a leading legal services provider*


*Experience prior to joining White & Case

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