Sefton Collett Director

Speaks:  English

Qualified: 1990 - Solicitor of England & Wales

Primary office:  London

Sefton Collett

Sefton Collett helps clients to achieve their business goals by working alongside them to provide practical solutions to their legal issues

Sefton is an equity capital markets lawyer with over 25 years' experience in corporate law. He advises on IPOs, secondary fundraisings, re-organisations, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies. He has a particular specialism in working with companies in the natural resources sector many of which are dual listed and have projects either in established overseas jurisdictions or in emerging markets.


Advising companies, nominated advisers and brokers on IPOs and secondary fundraisings particularly on AIM, many involving complex cross-border elements.

Advising on domestic and international joint ventures and farm-in arrangements within the natural resources sector.

Advising on subscriptions for both minority and majority shareholders (Rule 9 "whitewash"), re-organisations, convertible loan issues, schemes of arrangement, disposals, acquisitions and shareholder activism together with on- going corporate advice to both domestic and overseas companies.

Sefton was integral in developing a niche natural resources equity capital markets practice from grass roots to a nationally and internationally recognised practice over a sixteen year period. He has also spent time working in Australia as a director in the capital markets team of a leading independent AIM nominated adviser.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

  • 2016

    • Career
      February 2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, Director
  • 2015

    • Career
      November 2015
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP, Director
  • 2012

    • Career
      April 2012
      Gowlings (UK) LLP, Partner
  • 2003

    • Career
      December 2003
      Cobbetts LLP, Assistant - Partner
  • 1998

    • Career
      December 1998
      Fox Brooks Marshall, Assistant - Partner
  • 1994

    • Career
      May 1994
      Boote Edgar Esterkin, Solicitor
  • 1990

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 1989

    • Career
      Vaudrey Osborne & Mellor, Articled Clerk to Solicitor (1990)
  • 1988

    • Education
      August 1988
      The College of Law London, Solicitors Final Examinations
  • 1985

    • Education
      August 1985
      The College of Law London, Common Professional Examination
    • Career
      Hodgkinson & Tallents, Paralegal
  • 1982

    • Education
      August 1982
      University of Manchester, BA (Joint Hons) English & Philosphy