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About Bethan Rodden


Bethan is an associate in the Global Transactions department in London, primarily advising global financial institutions on public and private M&A, corporate reorganisations, corporate governance and disclosure obligations. During her time at Freshfields, Bethan has also spent time on secondment to the M&A Legal team at Barclays.

Recent work

  • Advising SSE on the £1.465bn sale of a 25% stake in its electricity transmission network business to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Advising London Stock Exchange Group plc on its €4.325 billion disposal of the Borsa Italiana Group 
  • Advising London Stock Exchange Group plc on its acquisition of Refinitiv in an all-share transaction for a total enterprise value of $27bn
  • Advising CVC Capital Partners on its acquisition of Away Resorts, Aria Resorts and Coppergreen Leisure Resorts
  • London Stock Exchange Group on its £750m share buyback programme
  • Advising Fidelity International on the demerger and spin-off of its “Eight Roads” division
  • Advising Barclays as sponsor on the acquisition of the Adhesives business of Eastman by Synthomer
  • Advising FTSE 100 companies on corporate governance and shareholder activism issues, including in relation to AGMs, Annual Reports and disclosure obligations


Professional qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

University education

Ancient and Modern History BA (University of Oxford)

Graduate Diploma in Law (BPP University Law School)

Legal Practice Course (BPP University Law School)