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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

Andy Ryde

Tel:
Work 020 7600 1200
Email:
Slaughter and May

Work Department

Company/commercial.

Position

Partner, Head of Corporate. He is active in all fields of corporate and commercial law, with a particular emphasis on corporate acquisitions and disposals, public takeovers and mergers, stock exchange matters, private equity deals and equity capital markets transactions. 

Career

Articled Slaughter and May; qualified 1989; partner 1996; publications: author of a chapter in the Practitioner’s Guide to the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers on the UK chapter in ‘The Corporate Government Review’.

Education

The Minster School, Southwell, Nottinghamshire; Wadham College, Oxford (1986 MA Hons Jurisprudence).

Leisure

Sports.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

Within: Leading individuals

Andy Ryde - Slaughter and May

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £500m+

Slaughter and May specialises in high-value M&A work for high-profile clients, predominantly in the FTSE350 range. Indicative features of the firm's work include cross-border transactions across a host of sectors, with  retail, pharmaceutical and media clients all represented over the last year.  In the media sector, senior partner and 'statesman' Steve Cooke led as the firm advised Walt Disney on English law aspects of its $85bn acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Sally Wokes , a partner since 2015,  advises on a broad range of corporate transactions in both the public and private markets, and has handled high-profile mandates in the retail and leisure sectors. In the telecoms sector, Roland Turnill was the lead name, alongside Susannah Macknay, on Vodafone's $18.4bn acquisition of certain operations of Liberty Global. Also recommended are David Johnson and Andy Ryde, who co-heads the practice with Turnill, in addition to Simon Nicholls , who acts for both publicly listed companies and private companies on corporate transactions. The 'fantastically smart' Francesca Harris, an associate in the corporate department, also comes highly recommended, having worked with Ryde on a high-value acquisition by DS Smith. The firm saw a number of retirements this year, including M&A heavyweights Nigel Boardman and William Underhill, although David Watkins returned to London from the Hong Kong office.

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