Philippa advises on all types of corporate transactions and commercial matters, but loves to work with start-ups and growing companies. Philippa became a partner at Joelson in 2012 and also doubles as managing partner of the firm.
Philippa’s main practice areas include acquisitions and disposals, acting for both sellers and buyers, MBOs and company reorganizations as well as company law, shareholder matters, AIM work and commercial agreements.
Philippa focuses particularly on investments and fundraisings as well as shareholder arrangements. In particular, she has acted for a number of start-up businesses in the food and beverage, FMCG and tech sectors in relation to equity and debt investments all the way from seed capital to series A, B and C fundraises. She advises on SEIS and EIS investments and has shepherded a number of businesses through crowdfunding rounds.
Philippa also advises on employee incentive schemes, particularly EMI option agreements, CSOPs and growth share schemes.
Philippa has experience of drafting all manner of commercial contracts both in respect of UK transactions and overseas matters in Europe and beyond.
Her recent notable transactions include:
Philippa's latest articles are shown below.
Coverage for Joelson in the Financial Times article on the evolving role of the Chief Financial Officer/Financial Chief within a partnership organisation and how they gain trust and buy in.
Philippa shares experiences on the different ways you can fund your business and the impact that COVID has had on investments and the Future Fund Scheme.
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