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Jonathan Deverill, Partner, DAC Beachcroft

Jonathan Deverill

Partner at DAC Beachcroft

London, United Kingdom

About Me

Jonathan Deverill has over 20 years' experience in corporate and commercial work, including IPOs (AIM, UK Official List and Toronto Stock Exchange) and other securities offerings, M&A, takeovers and joint ventures, in addition to giving general corporate legal advice to a variety of clients. Over the years Jonathan has been involved in a significant number of cross-border transactions.

Jonathan acts regularly for both companies and their nominated advisors and brokers. Recent work includes advising on:

  • Ten "reverse takeovers" since 2014;
  • The acquisition of a specialist employee benefits business by a major international insurance broker;
  • Two secondary placings on behalf of certain shareholders of an AIM company;
  • Two offers by Canadian bidders under the Takeover Code;
  • Several financings and acquisitions in the energy and natural resources sector;
  • A reduction of capital by an AIM-listed company;
  • The sale of a privately-held insurance group to a French acquirer;
  • The financing to construct a five-star hotel in West Africa;
  • Several investments by an overseas real estate client;
  • Various issues arising out of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.

Jonathan spent the first nine years of his career at Slaughter and May and, amongst other things, worked for three and a half years in the London office of Canadian firm Stikeman Elliott. He is a former member of the Legal Committee of the Quoted Companies Alliance, and speaks regularly on topics of interest in the corporate/commercial legal field.

Jonathan leads the firm's Canadian Desk. He is also a member of DAC Beachcroft's German Desk.

Jonathan has a first in law from Downing College, Cambridge and joined DAC Beachcroft on 1 April 2015.

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