Jocelyn is a Partner in the Corporate team.
He advises private equity, venture capital and other funds and public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, minority investments, equity fundraisings and other strategic corporate and commercial transactions. He has extensive experience of advising on cross-border deals and transactions governed by the Takeover Code. He is also a member of the team of lawyers at Ashfords dealing with enquiries relating to the National Security and Investment Act 2021.
Jocelyn has wide sector experience, but particular knowledge and insight in relation to healthcare services and life sciences, and a strong focus on digital health and fintech as well as wider technology opportunities. He has also worked on many financial services, food & drink, renewable energy and real estate M&A transactions.
Jocelyn is ranked in the Chambers UK 2024 guide and listed as a "Leading Individual" in the Legal 500 UK 2024 guide, with a focus on his expertise in relation to corporate, healthcare, IT/telecoms and venture capital transactions. The Legal 500 UK guides over the last few years have quoted clients who commend Jocelyn for his "exceptional support", "great combination of domain expertise and pragmatism" and "in-depth knowledge of healthcare from all angles" and describe Jocelyn as a "real pleasure to deal with"; an "excellent team leader"; "a talented and thoughtful lawyer"; "commercial and detail-orientated"; "outstanding" with an "ability to cut straight to the solution rather than dwelling on a problem"; and "very well connected at senior levels in public and private companies and in government departments". He is also recognised as a Notable Practitioner for M&A and Private Equity work in the #IFLR1000 2020 EMEA rankings.
Prior to joining Ashfords, Jocelyn was a partner at Simmons & Simmons. He spent his formative years at Slaughter and May before moving to Allen & Overy as a senior associate and then becoming a partner at DAC Beachcroft.
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