Philip is the team leader of the Industrials Team. His varied transactional experience includes the acquisition of ABN Amro by RBS, the bid defence against BHP Billiton by Rio Tinto, the IPOs of African Barrick Gold, John Laing Infrastructure Fund and Vallar, as well as its subsequent acquisition of Bumi, and rights issues by British Land, Great Portland Estates and Pendragon. His recent crisis experience comprises the profit warnings and administration of Connaught. Other clients include AstraZeneca, Beam Global, Senior and Terra Firma. Philip joined Finsbury in 2007 from the House of Commons, where he was the Parliamentary Researcher to Humfrey Malins CBE MP, Shadow Minister for Immigration. He is a graduate from University College, Durham.