Mergers and Acquisitions
Melanie advises on acquisitions, disposals, management buyouts and all other types of corporate transactions for clients ranging from Chinese state-owned enterprises to owner-managed businesses.
Public Company Transactions
Melanie has advised on the majority of public company transactions handled by Faegre Drinker's London office in the past 15 years. In addition to helping clients address day-to-day compliance and governance issues, she has advised on listings, takeovers, fundraisings, and corporate restructurings of public companies listed or incorporated in the U.K. Melanie also advises companies on their admission to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
Compliance and Anti-Corruption
Melanie was a participant in the U.K. government's consultation on the Bribery Act 2010 and advises companies on compliance with the Act and other anticorruption matters. She trains clients on risk assessment and policy development in this area and advises on managing exposure to liability for the acts of third parties, including in the context of cross-border acquisitions.