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Jessamy Gallagher

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Corporate, Funds, Infrastructure.


Jessamy is a corporate partner based in London with a leading reputation for her expertise in international public and private M&A and joint ventures as well as corporate governance. She leads the firm’s Global Infrastructure Sector and has an outstanding market reputation for transactions in that market. Jessamy advises a number of the firm’s FTSE listed clients as well as a wide range of global pension, infrastructure and fund/asset manager clients. Jessamy also leads the firm’s global relationship with UBS, working closely with its investment bank, asset management and wealth management businesses.  

Jessamy heads up a senior team of partners who are focused on ensuring that our global fund clients receive an integrated service across the firm’s network, with access to the very best technical and commercial advice and to our unparalleled breadth and depth of expertise across sectors, geographies and legal practice areas.  She is also a member of the Partnership Board, the firm’s governance body. 

Jessamy’s experience includes advising National Grid on its divestment of a majority stake in its £14 billion UK gas distribution business to a Macquarie-led consortium, the largest ever energy and infrastructure deal in the UK; Rio Tinto on its defence of the hostile takeover made by BHP Billiton and its US$15bn rights issue, the first rights issues by a dual listed company; NSW Treasury Corporation (T Corp) and SunSuper on their USD 310m disposal of an aggregate 35% interest in LBC Tank Terminals; Universities Superannuation Scheme on its acquisition of a 10.9% stake in Thames Water; AustralianSuper on two separate transactions to acquire a combined 67% interest in the £4 billion Kings Cross Central development project; Anglian Water on a recommended cash offer by Osprey Acquisitions (IFM Investors, CPPIB, Colonial First State and AMP Capital); PSP on the dissolution of its infrastructure joint venture with GIC, Isolux, involving the disposal of toll road and energy assets in North America, Brazil, India, Mexico and Spain; Allianz, AIMCCo, Hastings Funds Management and EdF Invest on their successful consortium bid for Porterbrook Trains; IFM Investors on its acquisition of a strategic stake in Manchester Airport Group (MAG) and the subsequent successful bid by MAG for London Stansted Airport; and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, IFM Investors, CPPIB and AMP Capital on the disposal of Wales & West Gas Networks to CKI.


Associate Freehills, Sydney 1999-2000; Associate, Corporate Department Linklaters, London 2001-02; Managing Associate 2002-08; Partner Linklaters, London 2008 to date. Jessamy was also seconded to the Transactions Legal team within UBS Investment Bank during 2005.


University of Sydney (1994 Bachelor of Arts Hons (I), university medal; 1996 Bachelor of Law Hons (I)).

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

Within: Leading individuals

Jessamy Gallagher - Linklaters LLP

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Leading individuals

Jessamy Gallagher - Linklaters LLP

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Linklaters LLP enjoys a stellar reputation in the infrastructure area. It is a go-to firm for a variety of clients, such as infrastructure funds and private equity houses but also public entities, on matters including project finance and construction, acquisitions, refinancings and disposals. The team is jointly led by Ian Andrews, who is well versed in secondary infrastructure deals,  Jessamy Gallagher, who specialises in acquisitions in the infrastructure and energy sector, and Stuart Rowson, who is a key contact in financings.

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