Pamela Henry

Versatile lawyer with more than 14 years of experience in top tier law firms and in-house handling complex cross-border corporate transactions and a wide range of capital market, private equity and venture capital and other corporate transactions.

What we say about Pamela

Organised, disciplined, pragmatic, get it done attitude. Vast work history that shows adaptability.

Pamela is a resourceful lawyer with experience handling a broad spectrum of complex cross-border corporate transactions including: mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity and leveraged buyout transactions, equity and debt capital markets, hedge fund trading documentation, counselling investment funds, private and public companies on day-to- day internal corporate governance matters, internal investigations, and general corporate and commercial matters. Pamela’s in-house experience includes experience as sole counsel of a London based emerging market hedge fund with complete oversight of all legal matters, advising on Lehman insolvency related matters, and advising the investment manager through a suspension of redemptions and successfully restructuring and reopening the fund through the global financial crisis of 2008-2009.

Pamela began her international practice in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis and her legal career as an associate in the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Ivy league and top 10 school educated, she is a graduate of University of Michigan Law School (JD), University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School (MA) and University of Pennsylvania (BA).

Highlights

Pamela has advised on a number of listings, fundraisings and reverse takeovers on AIM and the Official List. Recent work includes the listing of Falcon Acquisitions Limited and listing and re-listing Challenger Acquisitions Limited on the standard segment of the Official List and the relisting of San Leon Energy on AIM.

At Autonomy Capital, as the sole lawyer of a $1.5bn (at the time) global macro emerging market hedge fund, she had complete legal oversight for all group entities in Europe, the United States and Cayman Islands, and advised Autonomy Capital through the financial crisis on Lehman insolvency related matters.

At Kirkland & Ellis, Pamela led a team of lawyers and accountants conducting a feasibility study for the East African Development Bank to determine whether a venture capital fund could be structured under the existing laws to invest in SMEs in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. In addition, the team made policy recommendations to the governments and regulators to assist them in promoting venture capital investment in the region.

Pamela co-authored the article, “Structuring PIPE Transactions in Key European Jurisdictions” in The International Lawyer, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Spring 2003).

Pamela authored the article “US Firms in London: A Different Approach”, published in Legal Week, in which she discussed the different approach taken by US and UK law firms in regards to diversity initiatives.