Company Law


The Company Law Committee looks at all aspects of company law, takeovers regulation, listing rules, the regime governing capital raising and corporate governance and reporting (including ESG and climate issues). It contributes to the development of legislation, regulation and guidance from the UK Government and UK regulatory bodies, including the FCA and the Takeover Panel. It also considers EU law that impacts M&A and UK companies.   


David Pudge

Committee Chair / Partner, Clifford Chance

David Pudge specialises in domestic and cross-border M&A, public takeovers and stock exchange matters as well as board advisory work, including corporate governance and activism defence.  He acts for a broad range of clients and in particular large corporates and financial services groups.

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Committee Members

John Adebiyi (Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP)

Adam Bogdanor (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP)

Tom Brassington (Hogan Lovells International LLP)

Richard Burrows (Macfarlanes LLP)

Jamie Corner (Simmons & Simmons LLP)

Lucy Fergusson (Linklaters LLP)

Chrissy Findlay (Pinsent Masons LLP)

Nicholas Holmes (Ashurst LLP)

Chris Horton (Latham & Watkins LLP)

Vanessa Knapp (Independent)

Stephen Mathews (Allen & Overy LLP)

Ziyad Nassif (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP)

John Papanichola (Slaughter and May)

James Parkes (CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP)

Ben Perry (Sullivan & Cromwell LLP)

Jon Perry (Norton Rose Fulbright LLP)

Caroline Rae (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP)

Richard Spedding (Travers Smith LLP)

Allan Taylor (White and Case LLP)

Simon Witty (Davis Polk & Wardwell London LLP)

Simon Wood (Addleshaw Goddard LLP)

Victoria Younghusband (Charles Russell Speechlys LLP)

Secretary: Juliet McKean (Clifford Chance LLP)