Ariel White-Tsimikalis
  1. European Counsel

Ms. White-Tsimikalis is European counsel in Davis Polk's Corporate Department, practicing in the London office. Her practice focuses on advising corporate, private equity and investment banking clients on equity capital markets transactions, corporate governance and general public company representation.

Work Highlights

  • Mereo BioPharma on its combination with OncoMed Pharmaceuticals

Before joining Davis Polk, Ms. White-Tsimikalis' representations included:

  • Bain Capital on a block trade as selling shareholder in a portfolio company
  • Bookrunners on the $320 million placing by Nomad Foods
  • Capital & Regional on its £62.8 million firm placing and open offer
  • Joint sponsors to Keller Group on its £200 million Class 1 acquisition of the piling division of North American Energy Partners and its related £58.7 million cashbox placing
  • Manager on the placing of part of Marwyn Value Investor’s stake in Entertainment One
  • RPC Group on its £200 million rights issue and Class 1 acquisition of Promens Group, £90 million placing in connection with its takeover of British Polythene Industries and £552 million rights issue in connection with its acquisition of the Letica Group
  • Sponsor and underwriter to Severfield-Rowen (now known as Severfield) on its £47.9 million rights issue
  • TI Fluid Systems on its £407 million IPO and premium listing on the London Stock Exchange
  • Underwriters and sponsor to Lonmin on its multiple $1.2 billion aggregate rights issues
  • Underwriters to PureTech Health on its £108 million IPO and premium listing on the London Stock Exchange
  • Underwriter to BBI Diagnostics on its proposed spin-out from Alere and standard listing on the London Stock Exchange
  • Vedanta Resources on its $5.9 billion reverse takeover of Cairn India and re-admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange
  • Wizz Air on its £309 million IPO and premium listing on the London Stock Exchange, Class 1 acquisition of 110 Airbus aircraft and general public company representation


  • WeAreTheCity "Rising Star" Award – nominated and shortlisted for 2016 
  • Super Lawyers – selected as a "Rising Star," 2013 

Professional History

  • Women Lawyers Division, the Law Society, 2019 
  • Davis Polk since 2018
  • Associate, Latham & Watkins, 2010-2018
  • Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 2009-2010
  • Trainee, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, 2007-2009
    • Secondments
      • Goldman Sachs (January 2019-August 2019)
      • Jefferies (March 2014-September 2014)
      • Citi (Summer 2013)

Bar Admissions

  • England and Wales


  • LL.B. (Hons.), Law Politics, University of Edinburgh, 2004
    • Simon Gray Award (Politics)


  • Greek