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Richard Butterwick

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Richard Butterwick is a partner in the Corporate Department of the London office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Butterwick’s practice encompasses a wide variety of domestic and cross-border corporate finance and merger and acquisition work, including public takeovers, private M&A, joint ventures and capital markets transactions.

In 2011, Mr. Butterwick returned to the firm from a two-year secondment as a member of the UK Takeover Panel’s executive, where he regulated transactions governed by the UK Takeover Code and was involved in the revision of the Takeover Code’s rules in 2011.

London: Corporate and commercial

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

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

Latham & Watkins handles corporate, transactional and advisory work for corporates, private equity sponsors, funds and investment banks. The US-firm acts for a large number of multi-jurisdictional clients, with a particular focus on the US-UK pipeline, advising on both inbound and outbound investment. The firm frequently acts opposite Magic Circle and Silver Circle firms, as was the case when advising JP Morgan as financial sponsor to Takeda Pharmaceuticals on its acquisition of Shire. The matter was led by Richard Butterwick, who also advised GVC Holdings in connection with the acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral. Farah O’Brien specialises in cross-border private M&A, and has a strong track record in joint ventures and corporate restructurings. The 'oustanding' Ed Barnett has extensive experience advising international companies on cross-border M&A transactions, and works with a number of high-profile clients across key sectors. The practice is led by Nick Cline and Robbie McLaren, and benefited from the arrivals of Brendan Moylan from Clifford Chance LLP and Neil Ferguson from Jones Day, specialists in infrastructure and real estate transactions respectively.

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M&A impacts of recent antitrust focus on pre-closing integration

July 2018. By Richard Butterwick

In recent years there have been markedly increased levels of scrutiny from regulators over the sharing of sensitive information between competitors in the process of mergers, takeovers, and other corporate transactions. As a result, M&A deal teams are increasingly turning to clean-team arrangements to ensure that a competing business purchaser can review competitively sensitive data during its due diligence, while addressing ¬Ďgun-jumping¬í rules and competition law concerns. [Continue Reading]

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