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160 ALDERSGATE STREET, LONDON, EC1A 4HT, ENGLAND
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Work 0207 349 0296
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Fax 020 7796 6666
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Rob Salter

Tel:
Work 020 7153 7542
Email:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Corporate finance.

Position

Rob is a leading M&A practitioner and looks after the firm's relationships with key clients such as CBRE, DS Smith, Harrison Street, Harworth Group, London Stock Exchange, Merlin Entertainments, Pearson, Prologis and Starwood Capital.

Career

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (trainee 1996 – 1998; associate 1998 – 2004); Berwin Leighton Paisner (associate 2004 – 2006; partner 2006 – 2013); DLA Piper (partner since 2013).

Languages

German.

Member

The Law Society.

Education

King Edward VI School, Southampton; St Edmund Hall, Oxford (1990-1993 MA Modern History (First Class)); Guildford College of Law (1993-1995 CPE and LPC (Commendation)).

Leisure

Family, cricket, hockey; member of the MCC and Vincents Club.


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

Within: Leading individuals

Rob Salter - DLA Piper

Within: M&A: lower mid-market deals, £50m-£500m

DLA Piper uses its multi-jurisdictional platform to advise clients on cross-border transactions in various key sectors. These include TMT, in which practice co-head Jon Kenworthy is especially experienced, and consumer goods, in which fellow co-head Robert Bishop has been notably active. Bishop recently advised Unilever on its acquisition of UK snacking brand Graze from the Carlyle Group. Rob Salter has  a focus on corporate real estate transactions, and has worked with FTSE100 clients including DS Smith.  Following the departure of private equity specialist Anu Balasubramanian to Paul Hastings LLP, Chris Arnold was promoted to DLA's partnership, while Martin Nelson-Jones was  hired from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in the infrastructure-related M&A space. The firm also brought on board Tracey Renshaw from Clifford Chance, who has extensive experience in M&A transactions in the oil and gas sector. Charles Severs is an experienced M&A practitioner, especially in cross-border deals for listed public companies.

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