Nanomaterials innovator Quantum Science has announced the appointment of Simon Wallwork as its Chief Legal Officer.
Simon will offer strategic advice for Quantum Science on structuring commercial deals and will provide corporate governance and legal oversight.
With more than 30 years’ experience advising UK and international clients on acquisitions, disposals, private equity and public market transactions, Simon’s expertise will be instrumental to Quantum Science’s development as it expands production of its world leading INFIQ® quantum dot technology.
Alongside continuing his role as Partner and Board Member at Slater Heelis, Simon will also assist Quantum Science with project management and development of methods for employee retention and incentivisation.
Commenting on the appointment, Dr Hao Pang, CEO and Founder of Quantum Science, said: “Simon joins us at a crucial point in our growth journey as we take the next steps in sharing INFIQ® technology with multi-billion dollar global markets.
“His extensive legal expertise and proven track record in providing commercial advice, combined with his impressive experience in the tech sector, makes him the ideal person to help us take Quantum Science forward. We are delighted to welcome him to the team and look forward to working with him.”
Simon has more than 30 years’ experience providing advice on acquisitions, disposals, private equity and public market transactions for a wide array of UK and international clients.
He has worked in the technology sector for over 25 years, assisting more than 35 companies in development capital deals in the last two years alone.
Key projects during this time have included giving strategic advice to a number of universities on their commercialisation strategies.
Simon is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board for BIONOW and a gold partner of Sci-Tech Daresbury Campus, where the Quantum Science headquarters are located.
He is widely recognised as one of the leading corporate lawyers in the North West of England, and the most active in the region in Experian transactions between 2018-20.
Simon said: “This is an exciting time to join Quantum Science. The company’s growth over the last few years – from a small start-up to its position today signing deals on the international stage – shows its commitment to innovation and growth. I look forward to being part of the team on its growth journey.”