Sharon joined FromCounsel as the Head of the Public Companies Team in 2017. She is responsible for developing FC's takeovers and ECM content, establishing the FC Markets deal analytics tool, business development and new products and services. Sharon spent over 17 years at Clifford Chance and, more recently at, Ashurst as a specialist public M&A Professional Support Lawyer. She was responsible for pursuing a number of IT initiatives including running a document automation pilot; launching a Takeover Code portal based on wiki tech; establishing two internet-based platforms providing in-depth guidance on the financial promotion and market abuse regimes, and setting up client-facing global M&A platforms at both firms.
Sharon has an in-depth knowledge of company law and public company regulation and compliance (including market abuse and insider dealing). Prior to becoming a PSL, Sharon was an associate in the corporate finance team at Linklaters advising on a range of transactions including cross-border public and private M&A, listings and debt restructuring.