Distinguished visitor: City of London Lord Mayor, David Wootton

15 March 2012


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City of London Lord Mayor, David Woottonwill be visiting Sydney Law School on Thursday 15 March.

The Lord Mayor will meet with our students to discuss his role and share his perspective on the legal industry in the city of London. His presentation will include an introduction to The Rolls Building - a new specialist court complex situated in The City, designed to hear international disputes of high value.

About Lord Mayor, David Wootton

David Wootton took office as the 684th Lord Mayor of the City of London in November 2011. He was educated at Bradford Grammar School, and at Jesus College, Cambridge. He is a solicitor, trained at and a partner since 1979 in Allen & Overy LLP. He has been based in the firm's London office throughout his career. His practice has taken him to many parts of the world and he has handled transactions covering a wide range of countries and jurisdictions. He is a committee member of the City of London Law Society and Chairman of the City of London Branch of the Institute of Directors

He advises primarily on corporate transactions of all kinds: mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, IPOs, share issues, joint ventures. Increasingly in recent years he has been advising on corporate governance and compliance, both in terms of law and regulation and in terms of best practice, many such questions being important 'board room' issues

He has acted for companies, boards, investment banks, underwriters and other advisers, across a wide range of sectors: manufacturing, publishing, bio technology, engineering, leisure, transport, information technology, retail, utilities.

A morningtea will be offered after the discussion.

Time: 10.30-11.30am ( followed by morning tea)

Location: Faculty Common Room, Level 4, Sydney Law School, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: Free registration required

Contact: Events Co-ordinator

Phone: 02 9351 0248

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