Frederick Gardner is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Gardner’s practice focuses on international capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters.

Mr. Gardner primarily advises on international capital market transactions, representing issuers, investment banks, and investors in primary and secondary equity capital market transactions and general corporate matters. He regularly counsels listed companies on corporate and securities law matters and corporate governance. 

Mr. Gardner recently spent six months on secondment in the global capital markets team at Morgan Stanley.

Mr. Gardner’s representative experience includes advising:

  • WE Soda on its proposed IPO on the London Stock Exchange
  • The underwriters on Deliveroo’s IPO on the London Stock Exchange 
  • Abcam on its IPO of American Depositary Shares and dual listing on Nasdaq 
  • Abcam on its delisting from AIM
  • EPIC Acquisition Corp on its IPO on Euronext Amsterdam
  • The sponsors and underwriters on TUI’s €1.1 billion rights issue and €425 million cash placing
  • The sponsor and underwriters on AVEVA Group’s £2.835 billion rights issue to fund the acquisition of OSIsoft, LLC
  • The sponsor and underwriters on Kier Group’s £241 million placing and open offer
  • The sponsors and underwriters on SIG’s £160 million firm placing and placing and open offer 
  • Rothschild as sponsor on Capital & Counties Properties and Shaftesbury’s all-share merger
  • Rothschild as sponsor to OneSavings Bank in connection with the introduction of OSB GROUP PLC as a new holding company by means of a Scheme of Arrangement, and the ListCo’s admission to the premium listing segment of the LSE
  • JP Morgan as sponsor on Ascential’s concurrent class 1 disposals of Digital Commerce and WGSN
  • The sponsor on Capita’s class 1 disposals of its Education Software Solutions and Pay360 
  • JP Morgan as bookrunner on the reverse accelerated bookbuild by NEOM Investment Fund Company in Technogym
  • The underwriters on the full divestment of Hellenic Financial Stability Fund's (HFSF) stake in Piraeus Financial Holdings S.A
  • JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs as global coordinators on the sale of shares in HELLENiQ Energy by existing shareholders
  • JP Morgan on Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure’s at-the-market offering and program
  • Bank of America as sole lead book-running manager on the £350 million US public offer and private placement by Atlantica Sustainable Infrastructure, effected through a jersey cashbox
  • The underwriters on ITM Power’s £250m placing
  • The sponsor and underwriters on Greencore Group’s £90 million Irish cashbox placing
  • The underwriters on Aston Martin Lagonda’s £152 million cash box placing in 2020 and £216 million placing in 2023
  • The underwriters on S4 Capital’s £116 million placing
  • The underwriters on The Unite Group’s £300 million placings in 2020 and 2023
  • The underwriter on Dechra Pharmaceuticals’ £184 and £133.4 million placings 
  • The underwriters IWG’s £320 million cashbox placing 
  • The underwriters on Polypipe Group’s £120 million and £96.3 million placings 
  • The underwriter on Wetherspoons’ £141 million placing 
  • The underwriters on Hays’ £200 million cashbox placing 
  • Investec and Numis on the £300 million acquisition of the Ascential events business and related rights issue by ITE Group plc*
  • Future plc on their class 1 acquisitions of Purch B2C and TI Media, and connected equity raises* 
  • Bank of America as sponsor to on their merger with Just Eat, and the listing of the combined group on the LSE* 
  • The underwriters on S4 Capital’s firm placing, placing and open offer, and related acquisition of Firewood Marketing, Inc.* 
  • The underwriters on 3i Infrastructure’s 2019 undocumented placing* 
  • Bank of America as sponsor to WPP on the disposal of their Kantar business to Bain Capital* 
  • The sponsors on class 1 acquisitions or disposals by Wizz Air, Unite Group, and Xaar * 
  • The underwriter on the IPO of Sensyne Health (AIM)* 
  • The underwriters on the offerings for Mothercare, ITE Group, EnQuest, Provident Financial, Vannin Capital, and ECI Telecom*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LPC, BPP Law School, Holborn
  • BA (Hons) in Philosophy, University of Leeds
  • GDL, BPP Law School, London

Languages Spoken

  • English