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Jane Ross

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Corporate

Position

Jane Ross represents buyers and sellers of public and private companies across many industries, with a focus on the information technology and life sciences sectors.

Career

Jane has handled multibillion-dollar transactions for many of Silicon Valley's most recognizable industry-leading technology companies and has also conducted significant transactional work for major global companies in the pharmaceutical and technology industries, including handling a variety of cross-border M&A and joint venture transactions.

Jane was named "Best in Mergers and Acquisitions" by Euromoney's Women in Business Law Awards in 2015, and The Legal 500 recognizes her as a standout in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts, describing her as "a wonderful M&A lawyer" who is "a pragmatic straight-shooter, cost effective, and driven to achieve great results for her clients."

Among her many accolades, The Recorder selected Jane among its top "Women Leaders in Tech Law" for 2014-2016, and Expert Guides recognized her as an "expert" in M&A by "Women in Business Law" in 2014. California Lawyer magazine also recognized her as one of its 2012 "California Attorneys of the Year," and IFLR1000 has also named her as a "leading" lawyer for M&A in the U.S. Jane was also included in the Daily Journal's prestigious list of the Top 100 Lawyers in California from 2012-2015, as well as the publication's list of the Top Women Lawyers of 2011-2016.

Education

B.C.L., with distinction, McGill University, 1997

LL.B., with distinction, McGill University, 1997

B.Com., McGill University, 1993


United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Within: M&A: large deals ($1bn+)

Hogan Lovells US LLP's unique national, transatlantic and global platform enables it to offer an especially compelling offering to major corporates. The M&A practice's growing standing across the US has enabled it to advise on a series of headline cross-border transactions. Moreover, it continues to impress in regulated sector deals, most notably in the financial services, life sciences and healthcare, and defense industries. The team is 'very customer driven, practical in its approach, commercially aware and  able to understand the real world issues'. A team led by New York’s Adam Golden and Washington DC partner Joseph Gilligan advised Novartis on its $8.7bn acquisition of AveXis, the US clinical-stage gene therapy biotech company; this was Novartis’s largest US public company acquisition to date. Golden also led the team that advised Celgene on its $9bn acquisition of Juno Therapeutics, the cell-based cancer immunotherapy company. The deals further demonstrate the firm’s leadership in healthcare and life sciences.  It also advised Orbital ATK, the aerospace and defense company, on its $9.2bn sale to Northrop Grumman, the leading global security business. On the West coast, a team led by Silicon Valley partners Richard Climan and Jane Ross advised Walmart on its $16bn acquisition of a majority stake in India-based Flipkar; this was the largest ever completed deal by Walmart and established it as a leader in India's e-commerce market. The firm’s Silicon Valley team is considered to be one of the premier groups of advisers in tech deals with Keith Flaum, another eminent West coast figure, advising Oracle on its acquisition of Aconex in Australia. Baltimore partner Kelly Hardy is 'a standout partner who continues to excel year after year' thanks to her 'responsiveness', 'super high emotional intelligence', 'practical' approach, 'commercial awareness' and 'ability to relate to understand real world issues'. The firm is also a leader in real estate and REIT deals with David Bonser particularly to the fore; a team advised Prologis, on the $1.1bn sale of a high-quality portfolio of buildings and land in Europe and the US to Mapletree, the real estate investment arm of Singaporean sovereign investor Temasek.

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