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100 NEW BRIDGE STREET, LONDON, EC4V 6JA, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7919 1000
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Melanie Howard

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Work +44 20 7919 1985
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Baker McKenzie LLP

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions

Position

Melanie Howard is an M&A partner in Baker McKenzie’s office in London. Melanie is experienced in advising corporate, private equity and investment banking clients on complex domestic and cross-border public and private M&A, takeover code issues, securities law and the listing rules, corporate and acquisition financing structures.

Career

Admitted 2003, Victoria~Australia; Joined the Firm in 2017, having spent over a decade at a Magic Circle firm.

Languages

English


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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