Claire Scott-Priestley has broad experience in UK and international corporate and finance transactions. She has particular expertise in advising on multijurisdictional, cross-border mergers and acquisitions but her practice also covers private equity, joint ventures, strategic reorganizations and restructurings and general corporate advisory matters.
Claire advises publicly and privately held companies, private equity and venture capital funds, including their portfolio companies, and entrepreneurs operating in a number of jurisdictions. She advises on all aspects of corporate transactions, including the debt and equity financing of such deals, and she has acted for both lenders and borrowers in relation to a variety of senior and mezzanine facilities.
Claire has advised on transactions across a range of sectors including financial services, technology, Fintech, telecoms, business services, media and entertainment, healthcare, energy, retail, manufacturing and real estate. Claire has significant experience in advising in emerging markets, particularly Central and Eastern Europe, South East Europe, Russia and CIS.
Claire is an accomplished speaker on M&A and private equity matters, including mezzanine finance. She has a deep understanding of the requirements of clients using external legal counsel, having spent a year on secondment to Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company, where she fulfilled the role of Head of Legal, UK and Ireland.
Mergers and Acquisitions/Joint Ventures
Private Equity/Venture Capital