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Slaughter and May

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Corporate, Private Equity


Partner and Head of Private Equity group, specialising in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity and joint ventures, acting for listed and unlisted companies.


Barclays bank plc; articled Slaughter and May; qualified 1991; Morgan Grenfell & Co Limited 1993-94; Slaughter and May 1994; partner 1998.


Sackville School, East Grinstead; University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1987 LLB).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Risk advisory > Brexit

Spanning multiple practice areas, Slaughter and May‘s Brexit taskforce draws heavily from the firm’s financial services practice and also benefits from strong corporate and dispute resolution teams, as well as experience acting for government clients and public sector bodies. On the financial services side, the group counts UK and EU-headquartered banks and insurers, asset managers and private equity firms as clients, which it advises on corporate restructurings and business transfers. It recently advised Standard Life Assurance and Prudential Assurance Company on their separate corporate restructurings including establishing EU entities and branches and transferring the EU business from the UK to the new EU bases. Jeff Twentyman and Jan Putnis jointly lead the team; Twentyman also leads the firm’s private equity group and Putnis heads up the financial regulation practice. Other noteworthy practitioners include corporate partner Richard De Carle, insurance specialist Craig Cleaver, data protection expert Rebecca Cousin, Ian Johnson, who heads up the restructuring and insurance practice, and Sara Luder, who leads the tax group.

London > Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions – high-value deals (£250m+)

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Jeff Twentyman

Slaughter and May

Slaughter and May advises on a broad range of matters including venture capital investments and IPO exits, as well as acquisitions. While the firm is better known for its leading public M&A practice it has a strong roster of buyout house clients and also takes on mandates from management and entrepreneurs. Recent highlights include Murray Cox advising Global Infrastructure Partners on its £2.9bn sale of a 50.01% shareholding in London Gatwick Airport to VINCI airports. Jeff Twentyman heads up the practice.