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Jones Day

Work Department

M&A/ Financial Markets/ Private Equity/ ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance)


Practice Leader Corporate


Vica Irani leads Jones Day’s Global Corporate Practice, covering the Firm’s M&A and Private Equity areas of focus. In over 25 years of practice, she has advised on hundreds of complex M&A, private equity, and equity capital markets transactions, across a broad range of industries (including infrastructure, natural resources, health care, industrials, technology, and military and aerospace), with a focus on cross-border and multijurisdictional deals. She also counsels public companies on governance and related matters. Vica serves as Diversity Chair for Jones Day’s London office, is a co-chair of the Firm’s Global Women’s Affinity Group and services on the Firm’s Global Diversity, Inclusion and Advancement Committee.


Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • The College of Law, London (Legal Practice Course with commendation 1998);
  • University of Bristol (LL.B. 1997)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: Upper Mid-Market And Premium Deals, £750m+

(Leading individuals)

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Described by those who turn to the team for advice as ‘client focused,’ the lawyers in the corporate team at Jones Day act for domestic and multinational companies and offer strong capabilities in M&A and venture capital, as well as UK public takeovers and private equity transactions. Co-heading the practice are Giles Elliott, whose client roster features companies, sponsors and financial institutions, the ‘highly experienced and very competent’ Leon Ferera, who handles a range of corporate transactions including M&A, joint ventures and public takeover offers, and Vica Irani, who counsels public companies on governance matters and focuses on multijurisdictional deals across various industries. William McDonald has significant experience in public and private M&A and corporate finance transactions, while Julian Runnicles is also recommended.

London > Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)

A strong choice for sponsors and management teams alike, Jones Day‘s capabilities span the real estate, infrastructure, life sciences, and tech sectors. The practice is jointly chaired by Patrick Stafford, a key port of call for VC and growth capital investor clients, and Vica Irani, who regularly handles matters for major infrastructure-focused sponsors. Giles Elliott‘s recent engagements include cross-border acquisitions in the real estate and industrials sectors, while Liam Bonamy‘s broad coverage encompasses tech, manufacturing, and media. Julian Runnicles – whose recent highlights include multi-jurisdictional energy sector acquisitions – is also recommended.