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Slaughter and May

Living Wage
ONE BUNHILL ROW, LONDON, EC1Y 8YY, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7600 1200
Fax:
Fax 020 7090 5000
DX:
11 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.slaughterandmay.com
Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London

Simon Nicholls

Tel:
Work 020 7600 1200
Email:
Slaughter and May

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner specialising in corporate finance, general corporate, merger and acquisitions, equity capital markets and commercial.

Career

Trained Slaughter and May; qualified 1998; partner 2005.

Member

Fellow of the Association of Costs Lawyers; practitioner member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; member of the APIL Costs and Funding Special Interest Group.

Education

Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School for Boys; Corpus Christi College, Oxford (BA BCL).

Leisure

Football, golf, boxing, cooking and natural history.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

The ‚Äėvery high-quality‚Äô practice at¬†Slaughter and May¬†is¬†‚Äėdefinitely the go-to for large-scale and complex transactions‚Äô. The firm‚Äôs blue-chip client list includes Burberry, Diageo, General Electric, GlaxoSmithKline and Rolls-Royce. The M&A offering is headed by¬†Roland Turnill, while¬†Andy Ryde¬†leads the team‚Äôs broader corporate practice. Turnill and¬†Jonathan Marks¬†acted for Standard Life on its all-share merger with Aberdeen Asset Management, effected by court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement, and Turnill also advised Vodafone on the proposed merger of its India business with Idea Cellular.¬†Simon Nicholls¬†advised John Wood Group on its all-share offer for Amec Foster Wheeler and worked alongside¬†David Johnson¬†(recommended by one individual as ‚Äėsimply the best M&A lawyer I have ever worked with‚Äô) on Actelion‚Äôs $30bn takeover by Johnson & Johnson. Johnson also¬†acted on Cineworld Group‚Äôs $5.8bn acquisition of Regal Entertainment Group, while¬†Hywel Davies¬†led a large team handling INEOS‚Äô acquisition of the entire oil and gas business of DONG Energy, and senior partner¬†Steve Cooke¬†handled WS Atkins‚Äô ¬£2.1bn acquisition of SNC-Lavalin.¬†Nigel Boardman¬†and¬†William Underhill¬†remain involved with a wide variety of transactions and advisory matters.¬†Christian Boney¬†and¬†Filippo De Falco¬†were both promoted to partnership.¬†Chris McGaffin¬†moved to the firm's Hong Kong office in August 2017 and¬†Padraig Cronin¬†moved to the firm's pensions and employment practice. Gary Eaborn¬†retired.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Within: Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

Corporate, commercial, transactions and IP are the core areas of focus for Slaughter and May. Susie Middlemiss co-heads the team and has expertise in disputes and IP work. Fellow practice head David Johnson focuses on corporate and commercial transactions and assisted GlaxoSmithKline with the $619m sale of its 6.2% stake in Aspen Pharmacare. Alongside Johnson, corporate transactions expert Simon Nicholls worked with Actelion on its sale to Johnson & Johnson. Corporate and commercial law specialist Richard Smith advised Immunocore on its collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which will focus on developing treatments for HIV and TB using T-cell receptors.

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