Areas of Expertise
Dual-qualified in the USA and UK, Helen has vast knowledge and experience in business acquisitions and disposals, investment rounds, MBOs, restructuring and other corporate work.
She acts for start-ups and SME companies, partnerships, entrepreneurs, investors and shareholders.
For the first eight years of her career, Helen worked at international firm Shearman & Sterling. Prior to Devonshires, Helen was a Partner at Gannons Solicitors.
- London College of Law – 1995 – LPC (commendation)
- Manchester University 1991 – 1994 – LLB (hons) 2.1
- Qualified Solicitor (admitted 1998)
- Qualified New York attorney (called to the bar 2002)
Helen is an Arsenal season ticket holder, keen netball player and occasional triathlete.
Small businesses: protect yourself from the competition (The Guardian)
Investment round of €5m for Feast-IT – a start-up platform that connects events organisers with suppliers for both physical and virtual events. The oversubscribed round was led by Fuel Ventures and supported by Best Nights VC. I have worked with Feast-IT from their very first friends and family investment round.
Sale of Autoroll, a manufacturer and supplier of steel industrial doors and aluminium roller garage doors to Indutrade, an international technology and industrial business group listed on Nasdaq Stockholm in Sweden. I represented the Sellers first in the restructuring of their business and later in the sale.
Capital Reduction Demerger of a property development business owned by two brothers with a value in excess of £7m. The matter had become contentious with a splitting of the business seen as the only way to proceed. I advised the company on the most efficient means of restructuring the business to achieve this.