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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 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 Fidelity International on the demerger and spin-off of its “Eight Roads” division
  • 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)