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Kristian Wiggert
Kristian E. Wiggert
Partner
London +44 20 7067 2280 kwiggert@cov.com Download V-card

Kristian Wiggert advises companies, financial institutions and investment funds in Europe and the US on complex cross-border transactions.  Having practiced in London since 2000, he understands the commercial issues clients face when they operate internationally.  According to Chambers UK (2014-2015) he is "very knowledgeable” and has “an eye for the legal as well as the commercial side of a transaction."  He is "good at handling novel problems quickly and efficiently and tailoring his advice to the needs of individual clients."

  • Advised Cantor Fitzgerald Europe and RBC Capital Markets as joint bookrunners on the £15 million follow-on financing structured as a placing by UK-based biopharmaceutical company, Mereo BioPharma Group plc.
  • Advised Pharming Group N.V., a Dutch publicly-traded pharmaceutical company ("Pharming"), on a new $100 million secured debt facility with OrbiMed Advisors, LLC ("OrbiMed").
  • Advised Wilmcote Holdings plc on its admission to AIM and £15 million placing of ordinary shares. 
  • Advised Vernalis plc on its acquisition of the US rights to MOXATAG® (amoxicillin extended-release tablets) from Pragma Pharmaceuticals, LLC. 
  • Advised Horizon Discovery Group plc, an AIM listed international life science company supplying research tools and services to organizations engaged in genomics research and the development of personalized medicines, on:

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chambers UK, Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market (2012-2015)
  • Legal 500 UK, Flotations: Small and Mid-Cap (2014, 2016)    
  • Legal 500 UK, Equity Capital Markets (2013, 2016)
  • Legal 500 UK, M&A - Premium Deals (2012-2014)
  • Legal 500 UK, Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology (2012)