Kristian Shearsby

Kristian Shearsby

Head of London Corporate

What can Kristian do for you?

Kristian is a corporate lawyer specialising in the life sciences and technology sectors. He advises on various matters including venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and other securities issues. Kristian works with companies at all stages of development, from early-stage biotech and technology companies through to listed public companies, investment funds and investment banks operating within the sectors.

Supporting your ambitions

Recent representative matters include:

  • Advising an AIM-listed life sciences company on various corporate transactions including its defence of a hostile takeover approach, the acquisition of a US based RNA business and a number of fundraisings.
  • Advising the joint bookrunners to an AIM-listed biopharmaceutical company in connection with a £15 million placing with existing and new investors.
  • Advising the shareholders of a privately-owned UK specialty pharmaceutical company on its sale for up to $150 million.
  • Advising the technology transfer office of a London university on a number of venture capital transactions including a syndicated Series B funding round.

What do others say?

Clients have remarked on Kristian’s clear and concise commercial advice, ability to offer practical solutions to complex legal issues and praised his ability to get the deal done in high-pressure situations. Colleagues have commented on Kristian’s dedication to team-work and promoting a collaborative working environment.

What else should you know?

Kristian is part of the leadership team focussed on supporting the firm’s clients in the life sciences sector.  Prior to joining Mills & Reeve Kristian worked for a number of international law firms in London and has significant experience advising on cross-border transactions often involving corporates based in North America.

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