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John Lane

Capital Markets Partner, London


John Lane is a partner in the Corporate department of Linklaters in London and is a leading practitioner in equity capital markets. He is co-head of Linklaters’ equities practice.  He acts for both issuers and underwriters on equities transactions and has experience also of private and public M&A.

His experience includes:

  • the IPOs of: Trainline, Airtel Africa, Funding Circle, Metro Bank, CYBG Plc, Countryside, Saga, Cambian, Brit plc, Gulf Marine Services, Stock Spirits, Royal Mail, Al Noor Hospitals Group plc, Caracal and Direct Line

  • secondary issues by: The Restaurant Group, Galliford Try, Elementis, DS Smith, Standard Chartered, LSE, Johnston Press, RSA, Thomas Cook, Resolution, Lloyds and HSBC

  • corporate advisory roles for premium listed and privately held companies

Professional experience
  • 2000 Partner, Linklaters London
  • 1993 - 1999 Assistant Solicitor, Corporate Department, Linklaters London
  • 1991 - 1993 Trainee, Linklaters
  • 1989 Qualified as a South African Attorney, Webber Wentzel Johannesburg
  • 1990 - 1991 Trinity Hall, Cambridge, LL.M
  • 1983 - 1987 University of Cape Town, B.A. LL.B