Ann is a versatile and pragmatic corporate lawyer with extensive experience of advising on private M&A, fund-raising transactions and joint ventures.  Most of her work has been of a cross-border nature, and she has a particular interest in the Nordic region, having supported a number of Scandinavian and Icelandic clients on their outbound ventures in the UK and further afield.   She has also completed many tech-focused transactions for VC and PE clients and has a keen interest in supporting entrepreneur-led businesses.  She also has experience of working in-house at Ocado Group PLC.

Ann's recent work includes:

  • acting for Bergs Timber AB, a listed Swedish timber company, acquiring a premium wood products sales and distribution network in the UK, enabling it to capture more of the value chain in a sector that has seen significantly increased demand and margins; 
  • advising Greencloud, a cloud computing software solutions company, on the sale of its business (which included the successful Qstack cloud management system) to Nasdaq-listed Netapp Inc;
  • advising The Lost Explorer Mezcal, an ultra-premium drinks business on its establishment and initial funding round;  
  • advising Tails Cocktails, a premium pre-batched cocktail brand, on the sale of the business to Bacardi International, driving innovation within the Bacardi business;
  • advising the founder of Italicus, a premium drinks brand, on the investment into the business by Pernod Ricard, together with new distribution and supply arrangements; 
  • advising a portfolio company of Nordic Capital in the oil and gas service sector on further financing required as a result of the COVID pandemic and negotiations with senior lenders;  
  • assisting Accent Equity, a Swedish PE fund, and waste compactor manufacturer Orwak AB, acquiring a UK business in the recycling products sector, enhancing Orwak's market presence in the UK; 
  • advising on an EUR8bn acquisition of a listed Icelandic pharmaceutical company (this was the first ever take private in Iceland, 2007)

Icelandic Securities And Banking Guide, Thomson Reuters, Co-Author

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Chambers Top Ranked 
  • IFLR, Leading Lawyer
  • Legal500 Ranked, Foreign Lawyers In London
  • Ranked as highly regarded by IFLR1000 and as a leading lawyer by chambers and partners
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales 
  • Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, Diploma in Legal Practice 
  • University of Oxford, MA in Jurisprudence.