You are here

Harriet Sykes

Harriet Sykes


Harriet is an associate in our corporate team.



Harriet is an associate in our corporate team. During her time at Herbert Smith Freehills she has advised a number of our key clients on some of the most high profile and strategic transactions in the market. She has experience acting on a variety of corporate transactional matters, including public and private acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures and general corporate governance matters for both listed and non-listed clients.

Harriet takes a commercial and practical approach, and has spent time on secondment to the Singapore corporate team working on a wide range of cross-border transactions.

Harriet's experience includes advising:

  • Hammerson plc on its £552m rights issue and £274m disposal of its interests in VIA Outlets to APG
  • Capital & Counties Properties plc on its acquisition of a 26.3% shareholding in Shaftesbury Plc across two tranches for total consideration of £436 million 
  • Hammerson plc on its £400 million disposal of seven retail parks to Orion European Real Estate Fund V
  • Interactive Investor Services, a portfolio company of J.C. Flowers & Co., on its acquisition of Share plc
  • EML Payments on its £226 million acquisition of Prepaid Financial Services Ireland Limited
  • The Unite Group Plc on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Liberty Living Group Plc