Philip Whitehead

Senior Associate

Philip is a UK public company corporate finance specialist, with a particular focus on equity capital markets transactions (including IPOs, and both issuer and underwriter side), in addition to public M&A and general corporate, governance and listing advisory matters.
Philip spent six months on secondment to the corporate team in the firm's Luxembourg office.


Representative matters

Severn Trent on its GBP1bn capital raise (underwriters' counsel).

Network International on its GBP 2.2bn recommended takeover offer from Brookfield.

Delek Group on its GBP 2.5bn IPO of Ithaca Energy.

easyJet on its GBP 1.2bn rights issue and GBP 419m cashbox placing by way of accelerated bookbuild (underwriters’ counsel).



Admitted as a Solicitor (England and Wales), 2019


Legal Practice Course, BPP University Law School, 2017

Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP University Law School, 2016

BA (Hons), Classics, Durham University, 2015

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