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Edward Barnett

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Ed Barnett is a partner in the Corporate Department of the firm’s London office and Co-chair of the global Public Company Representation Practice. Ed’s practice spans a variety of cross-border M&A and corporate finance transactions, including public takeovers, takeover defense, joint ventures, private company and business acquisitions and divestments, with a particular focus in consumer, technology, pharmaceuticals and entertainment, media and sports sectors. His practice also focuses on company representation work, including advising on a range of corporate governance matters.

London: Corporate and commercial

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

Within: Leading individuals

Edward Barnett - Latham & Watkins

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

Latham & Watkins' practice is rated for its strength in depth, which enables it to consistently handle large-scale public and private M&A, frequently for US-headquartered multinationals. Department head¬†Nick Cline¬†is the key relationship partner for a number of the firm‚Äôs global corporate clients including VEON, Aon and Qatar Investment Authority, and notably handled Thomas Cook‚Äôs sale of its Belgian airlines business to Brussels Airlines, a subsidiary of Lufthansa. He also assisted¬†Edward Barnett¬†on the disposal of Method and Ecover global consumer products businesses to SC Johnson on behalf of The Trustees of the Skagen Business Trust. Pharmaceuticals sector expert¬†Robbie McLaren¬†advised Theramex on its acquisition of the women‚Äôs healthcare assets of Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries in a deal worth $703m. On the technology side, McLaren also represented Andreessen Horowitz in connection with its minority investment in software developer Improbable World.¬†Richard Butterwick¬†acted for RPC Group in connection with its ‚ā¨262.5m acquisition of ESE World.¬†Simon Tysoe¬†acted for Uniper on its sale of a 25% stake in the Yuzhno-Russkoye gas field, located in Western Siberia, to OMV.¬†Huw Thomas ¬†was promoted to partner in January 2018.

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