Neal Watson is a director in the Corporate M&A and ECM Group, having been Head of Corporate Finance from 2013 to 2019. Neal trained at Travers Smith, became a partner in the Corporate team in 2001 and has over 25 years' experience as a corporate lawyer.
Neal has a broad client-facing practice based on corporate advisory work and leading transactional UK and international M&A and corporate finance-related transactions, including public takeovers, IPOs and equity fundraisings. He regularly acts for a number of quoted and private companies, financial investor and sponsor clients and has wide experience of boardroom and shareholder issues and general matters of corporate governance.
Neal is ranked as a 'Recognised Practitioner' by Chambers UK for mid-market M&A.
Neal is head of our Listed Company Advisory team and part of our firmwide Environmental Social Governance (ESG) practice.