Laura Summerfield

Laura Summerfield

  • Head of Listed Company Advisory Services

Laura is a senior counsel in the Corporate Department, with a background in corporate M&A and ECM. Laura founded and continues to lead a dedicated team within the wider Corporate Group, whose primary focus is advising listed companies on day-to-day corporate and other matters. She also supports the firm’s dedicated Governance & Trade Risk team.

Laura's advisory practice focuses on a range of compliance and risk management issues, including corporate governance regulation and best practice, corporate culture, directors' duties and reputation protection, management of board level difficulties and succession, and management of hostile shareholders/approaches.

Laura also advises on fundraisings, intragroup reorganisations, share buybacks and other returns of value to shareholders.

Laura is ranked as a “leading individual” for Corporate Governance by Legal 500. Some of her regular clients include SSP, Micro Focus, Safestore, Brewin Dolphin, McColl's, Auto Trader and Camellia.

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