Ashurst names two new corporate transactions partners

They specialise in M&A and ECM

Ashurst names two new corporate transactions partners
Patricia Paton and Jo En Low

Ashurst has recently hired Patricia Paton and Jo En Low as corporate transactions partners in the firm’s Sydney office.

"Patricia is a capital markets expert who deeply understands the regulatory landscape. She will bolster the firm's core offering for corporate clients, investment banks and corporate advisers. Jo En will help the firm's strategy in expanding its focus on energy transition-related deals. Her sector expertise and experience in advising private equity clients will add bench strength to our practice as energy M&A continues to grow," commented partner Anton Harris, who is co-head of the Australian corporate transactions practice.

Paton will join Ashurst as an ECM partner. She has over 18 years of experience advising clients on corporate and capital markets transactions in the listed and unlisted space. She has advised issuers, underwriters and managers on private and pre-IPO capital raisings, initial public offerings, hybrid securities issuances, convertible note and debt offers, accelerated and traditional entitlement offers, placements, share purchase plans and dividend reinvestment plans. She has acted on several complex and high-profile initial public offerings and worked in Australian and UK markets.

Paton's experience also encompasses corporate governance issues, including advising on ASX listing rules and continuous disclosure requirements, executive and employee incentive arrangements, and private company mergers and acquisitions.

Meanwhile, Low has advised investors and significant international corporates in the renewable energy sector. She has over a decade of experience leading prominent, cross-border transactions across the energy spectrum.

Before joining Ashurst, Low co-chaired the international ESG practice at Bracewell in London. She also previously held roles at Clifford Chance.

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