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Joan is an experienced corporate solicitor who is qualified in England and the Republic of Ireland. Her practice focuses on UK, Irish and cross-border transactional work (corporate finance, M&A and private equity) for both public and private companies.
Joan’s experience includes company flotations and secondary offerings of shares on both the Official List and AIM market of the London Stock Exchange PLC as well as the NEX exchange, advice on the Takeover Code, reverse takeovers, cross-border scheme of arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, private placement of shares, venture capital and joint ventures. Joan regularly advises UK and international companies in the natural resources sector with assets in the Far East, Latin America, Europe and Africa as well as early stage business in the technology sector.
Joan studied at the University of London and joined the Corporate and Commercial department in 2000 as a trainee. She qualified as a solicitor in 2002 and became a Partner at Kerman & Co in 2007. Joan is also Head of Asia Pacific for the firm, she is fluent in Cantonese and conversational in Mandarin. Joan is named as a recognised Flotations/Capital Markets lawyer in the 2019 edition of the Legal 500.
Representative ECM experience includes: