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Clifford Chance LLP

Private Equity

5 ranked lawyersBand 1UK-wideUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

A leading team for high-end private equity deals, offering clients excellent strength in depth and cross-border capabilities, with significant expertise in transactions involving Europe, Asia and anglophone Africa. Advises established private equity houses as well as alternative buyers and new entrants to the market. Covers the full range of private equity work, including buyouts, buy-ins, emerging market transactions and portfolio company acquisitions, and augments its status with its superb global finance practice.

Strengths

"The whole team is really good," one client says, adding: "Their advice is spot-on, they understand the issues and they work phenomenally hard."

"They understand their clients and deliver the products they need. They're very good," another source reports.

Work highlights

Advised Blackstone and Flora Acquisition BV on the EUR1.3 billion takeover of NIBC Holding.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Sullivan is a strong private equity lawyer who is known for his skill set in M&A and matters of corporate finance. He acts for a stable of major private equity houses.

Jonny Myers serves as global head of the firm's private equity group and is highly recommended for his broad skill set in complex transactions. His client base includes a number of prominent private equity houses and companies.

Matthew Layton is an eminent lawyer in the UK private equity market owing to the depth of his experience in domestic and cross-border transactions. He is the firm's managing partner.

Simon Tinkler is deeply experienced in private equity deals including M&A, restructurings and secondary transactions. He is sought after by a number of prestigious sponsor clients and their portfolio companies.

Spencer Baylin maintains close relationships with some of the firm's most prestigious private equity clients, and is well known for his capabilities in handling complex deals on their behalf. His cross-border practice demonstrates capabilities in the emerging markets.
"Spencer is an excellent M&A lawyer who is very client-focused. He gets the commercial aspects and has the vision to provide the guidance needed."

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Private Equity

Clifford Chance LLP

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Location

10 Upper Bank Street

Canary Wharf

London

Greater London

UK

E14 5JJ

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK-wide

Private Equity: Buyouts


Christopher Sullivan
Band 5
Jonny D Myers
Band 2
Matthew Layton
Eminent Practitioners
Simon Tinkler
Band 3
Spencer Baylin
Band 2