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Baker McKenzie

100 NEW BRIDGE STREET, LONDON, EC4V 6JA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7919 1000
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Fax 020 7919 1999
DX:
233 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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www.bakermckenzie.com

Tim Sheddick

Tel:
Work 020 7919 1265
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Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

Private equity and funds.

Position

Tim Sheddick handles public and private M&A and corporate transactions in the UK and abroad. He joined Baker McKenzie in 1999, and became a partner in 2006. Tim focuses his practice on public and private M&A for UK and international clients with a particular focus on the infrastructure sector. He also advises on UK equity capital markets transactions. Tim spent five months on secondment at Macquarie Capital Funds as legal counsel, where he worked on private and public M&A transactions in the infrastructure sector.

Career

Trained Nicholson Graham & Jones; joined Baker McKenzie on qualification 1999; made partner 2006.

Languages

English

Member

Law Society.

Education

Manchester University (LL.B. Honors) (1995); College of Law, Chester (L.P.C. Distinction) (1996)

Leisure

Rugby, cycling.


London: Corporate and commercial

Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Baker McKenzie's 'supremely knowledgeable' global practice head¬†David Allen¬†provides 'a wealth of insightful and well-balanced commercial counsel'. Also praised by clients is 'knowledgeable and responsive' associate¬†James Adams. The firm had a strong 2017 on the deals front, generating work across a wide range of industries, including life sciences, TMT, energy and natural resources, financial institutions, and consumer and retail. It was particularly active in handling deals for Bain Capital; one of the highlights involved Allen (and practitioners from other European offices) advising the client on the sale of the Polish business of one of the client's portfolio companies, Autodis group, to LKQ Corporation. In another matter,¬†Alex Lewis¬†was part of the team which advised Bain Capital on the proposed acquisition, though portfolio company Diversey, of Zenith Hygiene Group Plc. Elsewhere,¬†Tim Sheddick¬†and others assisted Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund III with the ‚ā¨1.3bn sale of its interest in Kastrup Airports Parent ApS to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Other active clients include CVC, Nordic Capital, Apax and Bluegem Capital.¬†Karen Guch¬†has more than 20 years of experience of private equity transactions.¬†Charles Whitefoord¬†is another seasoned practitioner.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Known to clients for its 'quality lawyers, commercial advice and outstanding flexibility', Baker McKenzie fields practitioners such as Tim Sheddick who 'focuses on the important bits and doesn't get lost in worthless fights' and co-heads the practice with Mike Webster .  In recent highlights, the group collaborated with its Brussels colleagues to advise two infrastructure funds on strategic exit procedures for their indirect interests in a major European airport, and Marc Fèvre is currently leading the advice to the sponsor to a hospital PPP programme in Eastern Europe. Experienced M&A partner David Duncan recently arrived from Allen & Overy LLP  and represented an infrastructure fund in its successful bid for a portfolio of rooftop solar assets across England. Other key names include senior associates Tom Pound and Rhiannon Williams .

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Oil and gas

Within: Oil and gas

Richard Blunt 's oil and gas offering at Baker McKenzie is currently advising Shell on its involvement in the Baltic LNG project and recently negotiated a production sharing contract with the government of Salah Aldeen in Iraq on behalf of Crown Energy. In other highlights, Tim Sheddick recently represented Macquarie in its consortium agreements regarding the all-cash £3.6bn acquisition of a 61% stake in National Grid's UK gas distribution business, and Neil Donoghue continues to counsel a power generation company alongside Calvin Walker with regards to the financing, construction and development of a new gas-fired plant in the UK. Steve Abraham is one of the main names to note for dispute resolution and international arbitration, and Marc Fèvre handles greenfield developments and project financing mandates. Corporate specialist David Duncan recently joined the firm from Allen & Overy LLP .

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Water

Within: Water

Baker McKenzie 's Jannan Crozier recently handled the carve-out issues arising from Suez's all-cash acquisition of GE Water in partnership with Canadian investment company CDPQ, and Tim Sheddick oversaw Macquarie's sale of its 26.315% stake in Thames Water through auction with the help of associate Tom Pound . In other highlights, construction and projects specialist Mike Webster continues to advise a mining company on its treated water supply arrangements for its phosphates and related process plants complex in the Middle East.

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