Ian Scott

Ian Scott:

Legal Director

Ian has wide experience in a range of company and commercial matters, acting for public and private companies and entrepreneurs. His experience includes corporate finance, private fundraisings, private and public mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, management buy outs, general corporate and commercial transactions, and company law.

Ian has considerable experience in advising venture capital trusts, both in a legal capacity as well as in relation to sponsor services through Howard Kennedy Corporate Services LLP.

Recent work

  • advised numerous venture capital trusts on fundraisings through the issue of full prospectuses, through top-up offer documents and through enhanced share buy back and reinvestment programmes
  • on the merger of two fully listed venture capital trusts
  • on the conversion of a financial services limited company into a LLP
  • a Dutch company acquiring a container business in the UK
  • on the establishment of EIS companies and several round of public fundraising
  • venture capital trusts on changes of investment manager
  • of ongoing sponsor advice to fully listed venture capital trusts and liaison with the UKLA (including on related party transactions)
  • on circulars for the liquidation of fully listed venture capital trusts and cancellation of their listings on the Official List and the London Stock Exchange
  • venture capital trusts on court approved reductions of capital