MLF Advisory Board

 MLF advisory board members talk about the value of the programme.

Robin Brooks

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Robin Brooks is a corporate finance lawyer based in London and has over 25 years’ experience of international M&A. He has advised on a number of high profile transactions in emerging markets.

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Ben Davey

Chief Strategy Officer, Investment Bank, Barclays

Ben Davey has extensive experience of advising on mergers and acquisitions, capital restructurings and capital raisings across all FIG sub-sectors, as well as specialising in advising sovereigns on issues related to financial crisis.

Robin Dicker QC

Barrister, 3-4 South Square

Robin Dicker is a barrister and Queen’s Counsel at South Square, specialising in business and financial law, including banking, company, corporate restructuring and insolvency.

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Chris Hale

Head of Corporate, Travers Smith LLP

Chris Hale joined Travers Smith in 1983 and became a partner in 1987. Chris is overall head of the firm’s Corporate department which includes the Corporate Finance, Funds Formation and Private Equity groups (the latter of which he co-founded in 1996).

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Ben Higson

Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP

Ben Higson is a London-based partner in the international corporate practice of Hogan Lovells and one of the firm’s graduate recruitment partners. He focuses on cross-border transactions in the international energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors.

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Chris Saul

Senior Partner, Slaughter and May

Chris Saul read Law at St. Catherine’s College Oxford and joined Slaughter and May in 1977. He became a Partner in 1986 and spent three years in New York (from 1991 to 1994). He became Head of Corporate in 2004 and Senior Partner in 2008 and has recently retired.

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Simon Witty

Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell London LLP

Simon Witty is a partner in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practising in the London office. His practice focuses on public and private securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

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