Rebecca is a corporate law specialist with significant experience of advising on mergers and acquisitions, as well as IPOs and secondary offerings on AIM and the main market of the London Stock Exchange. She also has considerable experience of advising in relation to shareholder disputes.
Rebecca has over 30 years’ experience of providing specialist advice to clients across the broad spectrum of corporate transactions. Prior to joining Ince in 2014, she worked for Davenport Lyons and leading international firms Clifford Chance and Herbert Smith Freehills.
“I try to put myself in my client’s position and see how it is for them. I take a 360 degree view of whatever the issue or matter is that I am advising on. That way I can truly understand what my client needs from me.”
What you may not know about Rebecca
When not working Rebecca likes to run, drink wine and spend time with her family – husband Richard, children Joe, Sam and Antonia, three cats and Max the beagle.
My matter highlights
- Representing SAE Education Limited for seven years in its ultimately successful appeal to the Supreme Court against HMRC levying VAT on its course fees to its higher education students.
- Advising Gordon Dadds Group plc on a placing to raise £11.5m.
- Advising Gordon Dadds Group Plc on the acquisition of Ince & Co and new network arrangements for the Ince overseas entities.
- Advising Laundrapp Limited on its private equity fund raising by way of an issue of new ordinary shares and convertible loan notes.
- Advising Arden Partners plc in its capacity as Nomad in relation to the partial offer for Sutton Harbour Holdings Plc and in relation to the IPO and AIM listing of a power generation company.
- Advising Gordon Dadds on its reverse takeover by Work Group Plc, IPO to raise £20m and application for re-admission to AIM.
- Advising on the capitalisation of Redwood Bank by way of a £10-30m investment in the equity of the Bank’s holding company by Warrington Borough Council.
- Advising Warner Music Group on the divestment of £100m of recorded music assets to the independent music community.
- Acting on a number of private company rights issues to raise finance for Future Route Limited and on the subsequent sale of the business and assets of Future Route Limited to Validis Holdings Limited for £10m.
- Advising Noble Investments Plc on its £5.48 million acquisition of The Fine Art Auction Group and its subsequent £45.7 million takeover by way of a Scheme.
- Advising on a further fund raising for Redwood Bank to raise £6m.
- Advising the joint brokers on a $10 million placing by AIM-listed Plant Health Care Plc.
- Advising the nomad on the Readmission to AIM of AssetCo Plc.
- Advising the broker on a £5 million placing by AIM-listed Westminster Group Plc.
- Advising the broker on a £2 million placing by AIM-listed Westminster Group Plc.
- Advising Moon Beever on its merger with Wedlake Bell.
My testimonials and accolades
“Recommended lawyer in 2015, 2017 and 2018 for Corporate and Commercial.”
“Included in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2018 for the standout lawyers in the UK over the past year.”
My recent publications
Insights / Advice for company directors navigating the zone of insolvency
It is important for directors to understand the full scope of their duties if their company is in financial distress and continuing to trade in the zone of insolvency. This is in order to ensure that they avoid facing personal liabilities for the losses suffered by creditors in these difficult times. This is a complex area for directors and it is important that they have appropriate legal and financial advice to ensure that they address the relevant considerations when reaching their decisions around continuing to trade whilst in the zone of insolvency. Please see our updates on specific consideration for directors in light of trading difficulties arising out of the impact of COVID-19 at 'Directors' Duties in light of COVID-19' and 'COVID-19: Governance'.
Insights / Directors' Duties in light of COVID-19
COVID-19 represents an unprecedented challenge to people and their businesses, the like of which has not been seen before in modern times. There is no doubt that almost all sectors will face significant challenges as both the supply and demand side of the economy grind to a halt. Certain sectors will benefit as the world moves on-line due to travel restrictions but for the large part this will be a very difficult trading environment which will be challenging for businesses to navigate.
News / A Notable Victory Before the Supreme Court
The corporate and litigation departments are celebrating a notable victory for our client SAE Education Limited before the Supreme Court.
News / Crowdfunding: Is It As Accessible As It Sounds?
Crowdfunding is the buzz-word for raising money from the public for business, artistic or charitable ventures The websites allow those seeking finance to publish details of their projects including how much cash they need and how they will use it In some cases investors can subscribe as little as 10 in the venture Some, like Just Giving, are very familiar Others where companies or their advisers seek to raise funds by issuing shares (investment-based crowdfunding) and borrowing (loan-based crowdfunding) may not be For high net worth investors, crowdfunding is appealing because it offers an opportunity to invest at a relatively low level in a wide range of business activities There are also attractive tax reliefs available for equity investments through the Enterprise Investment and Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes