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Slaughter and May

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Filippo de Falco

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Slaughter and May

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Partner; Filippo advises clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, with a particular focus on public and private M&A, joint ventures and international capital markets work.                                   


Joined Slaughter and May 2007. Partner since 2017.

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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Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Slaughter and May's team, which is led by Jeff Twentyman, has expertise in a full spectrum of issues, including buyouts, debt financings of private equity transactions, management equity arrangements and exits. The majority of the group's deals have an international dimension, involving overseas-based target companies, or non-UK buyers or sellers. Susannah Macknay, Filippo de Falco (who made partner in 2017) and others recently acted for Corsair Capital in its acquisition of Italy-based insurance software company RGI from Ardian. Macknay also assisted Palamon Capital Partners with acquiring a majority stake in Swedish company Happy Socks for circa £70m. Elsewhere, in a high-profile deal in the UK real estate sector, Murray Cox was the lead adviser to Tonstate Group in the £500m sale of the Hilton London Metropole and Hilton Birmingham Metropole hotels to funds managed by Henderson Park Capital. Other clients include Apollo Global Management, Global Infrastructure Partners and SVG Capital.

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