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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Robin Johnson

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Brexit Law  and the legal implications for businessesRobin is Co Chair of Eversheds Cross Border M&A Team and runs a team across 30 jurisdictions of over 100 lawyers. He is also Sector Chair of the Diversified Industrial Sector Group.

Mergermarket has placed Robin regularly in the top 10 of their Rainmaker leagues in the last 8 years.  

Legal Business in the UK recently voted Robin as one of the top ten M&A lawyers in the UK.

In 2010-2011, Robin had a secondment to Parker Hannifin to assist in a major European restructure and in 2013 spent 4 months as Interim European and Asian GC for Archer Daniels Midland. In 2012, Robin spent 4 months researching and writing Eversheds award winning “M&A Blueprint : Inception to Integration” report.  

Robin has authored many articles including being published in the Baird Monthly M&A Monitor, International Financial Law Review, The Journal of Private Equity and the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and European Private Equity Journal. He recently spoke on an ACC webcast on Top 10 Tips in M&A and Robin has also spoken on similar topics for the American Bar Association, National Directors' Institute of Chicago and the Manufacturer's Alliance. He was asked by Wall Street Journal to write an “opinion piece” in January 2010.

He wrote the chapter on international joint ventures in the UK in the ABA International Joint Ventures the Transactional Guide for US Lawyers.

Robin is a member of the ABA International M&A Task Force and a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Married with two children, he is a keen golfer and when he can, follows the English cricket team.

He is a non-executive director of the University of Leeds, one of the largest universities in England and Wales.

Robin is on the consulting editorial board for Lexis PLS for corporate M&A.

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London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

Within: M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£250m

Commended for its ‘excellent response times, industry knowledge and strength in depth’, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP 's M&A offering is headed by Richard Moulton. Moulton also chairs the firm’s international private equity group, and is strong for healthcare and TMT matters. The ‘calm, collected and patient’ Stephen Nash heads the firm’s public company takeover group, and has been advising Altrad Investment Authority on its successful £330m cash offer for Cape. Nash is also a member of the firm’s TMT sector group, and acted for Teledyne Technologies on its £620m acquisition of e2v technologies by a court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement. Robin Johnson co-chairs the firm’s cross-border M&A team and is one of the leaders of the firm’s diversified industrial sector group. Johnson’s highlights included acting for G4S on the sale of its Peruvian subsidiary company to Prosegur Compania de Seguridad for £11.8m and acting for Fiserv on the acquisition of Dovetail Group. Energy sector transactions are also significant for the practice, with Jason Lovell and senior associate Andy Lord handling CGN Europe’s acquisition of 14 onshore wind-farms, with an enterprise value in excess of €500m. Other clients of note include Capita, National Grid and Uberior Equity. Alex Hand joined Boeing and Richard Lewis left to head the in-house corporate team at KPMG.

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