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Helen Bradley

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Helen Bradley is a partner in the Firm's Public Company team in London and heads the Corporate Finance group. She was seconded to The Panel on Takeovers & Mergers in May 2000 and is listed in The Lawyer's Hot 100 for 2007. Helen advises on all aspects of corporate finance work, including domestic and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, general corporate advisory and UK equity capital markets.


Trainee and assistant solicitor, Shoosmiths 1992; associate, Baker McKenzie 1996, partner 2001; returned from a twenty-month secondment at The Panel on Takeovers & Mergers in February 2002.




University of Exeter (B.S. Honors) (1990); Thames Valley College (C.P.E.) (1991); College of Law at Guildford (L.S.F.) (1992)


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London: Corporate and commercial

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

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

Baker McKenzie 's department is strong in a variety of sectors, including infrastructure, manufacturing, consumer goods, healthcare and life sciences. Jane Hobson heads the private M&A side of the practice, and recently handled ICU Medical’s $900m acquisition of Pfizer’s global infusion therapy business, Hospira Infusion Systems. Jannan Crozier is noted for her expertise in complex carve-out transactions, a notable example of which involved advising SUEZ Water on the carve-out aspects of its $3.4bn acquisition of GE Water. On the public M&A side, practice head Helen Bradley and Melanie Howard have been advising Alawwal Bank on its proposed merger with Saudi British Bank, while Bradley and James Thompson advised TVH on its cash offer for Lavendon Group. Former global head of M&A Tim Gee maintains a strong practice focusing in the consumer and industrial sectors. David Scott is noted for work in the fast-moving consumer goods sector, recently advising Unilever on its acquisitions of brands of Latin American consumer goods firm Quala. Susannah Davies was promoted to partner level.

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London: Risk advisory

Corporate governance

Within: Corporate governance

Baker McKenzie¬†'effectively delivers global insights across industries and various corporate governance themes'.¬†Beatriz Pess√īa de Ara√ļjo, in particular, is 'an intellectual leader', whose 'analyses are clear and understandable'. The multidisciplinary corporate governance team consists of practitioners from a wide variety of areas, including corporate, compliance, financial services, disputes and employment/employee benefits. Many individuals have previous experience of being seconded to regulators, have advised regulators as part of their practice or have served on industry working party groups. The team particularly stands out for its expertise in assisting international clients with reconciling the UK corporate governance regime with the US regime (or equivalent regimes in other countries). Its work in this space includes (among other matters) cross-border redomestications and advice to boards of emerging market companies seeking a London listing on creating a corporate governance framework. On the regulatory front, members of the team advise clients on compliance (and other issues) related to the Market Abuse Regulation, the Companies Act, the Financial Services and Markets Act and UK Corporate Governance Code, among others. Other pillars of the practice include crisis management, data protection, executive remuneration and tax governance.¬† Araujo recently provided support to the World Economic Forum on the corporate governance aspects of its Compact for Resposive and Responsible Leadership.¬†Joanna Ludlam¬†co-leads the compliance and investigations team with¬†Sunny Mann. Other key figures include¬†Helen Bradley,¬†Robert Adam,¬†Nadia Banno¬†and¬†Jeremy Edwards.

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