What we say about Carina
Carina joined McCarthy Denning in 2015 as part of the corporate team. She mainly works on listings to the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and AIM; specifically verification processes, contributing to the front end of the prospectus and due diligence matters for corporates as well as individuals. She also handles correspondence with the UK Listing Authority, the LSE and Companies House.
Prior to joining the firm she was employed overseas in the offshore sector, where she advised on regulatory offshore frameworks for company and fund incorporations. While working for a small corporate finance entity in London she dealt with admissions to the GXG Markets, client KYC/onboarding procedures and handled much of the firm’s compliance matters, such as regular reporting to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
In 2010, Carina commenced her career at start-up business, specialised on Islamic finance and socially responsible investment (SRI) products where she implemented a SRI marketing strategy for pension clients on a Stockholm-based project.
She was educated in Germany, the UK and Hong Kong, graduated with a BA in Business Administration and holds a MA in Middle Eastern Studies from King’s College. She was previously FCA registered as CF30 customer function.
Having worked and lived in seven countries, she excellently handles client and external stakeholder communications and shows a highly adaptable and flexible working attitude.
Carina assisted on a several reverse takeovers, such as San Leon Energy on AIM (US$ 200m fund raising), Challenger Acquisitions on the Official List of the London Stock Exchange’s main market and admissions of special purpose acquisition companies.
Recent works include fundraising and listings of two US-based businesses in the oil & gas and mining sector and the project of placing InnovaDerma shares, a hair& skin care company that acquired a business that was backed by two of the BBC Dragon’s Den investors.
Previously, Carina led the process for variation of permission application with the FCA resulting for the firm’s regulatory permissions to be enhanced from corporate finance services only to asset management, brokerage and Islamic Finance.