Jones Day

Corporate/M&A Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for An established practice that is frequently engaged on high-end and mid-market transactions such as acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. Noted for its strength in international transactions, particularly in Europe, Asia and the USA, ably supported by a comprehensive global network. Areas of focus include transactions in the real estate, life sciences, industrial and defence sectors.

Strengths Clients say that the lawyers are "all incredibly impressive and ensure consistency," and that they "exceed expectations."

Work highlights Represented The Stars Group in connection with an all-share combination with Flutter Entertainment valued at USD14 billion.

Acted for Roper Technologies on its £410 million acquisition of Foundry.

Notable practitioners


Giles Elliott
comes highly recommended for his skilled handling of public and private M&A, among a number of other transactional matters. He acts for a stable of corporate and sponsor clients.
"Giles is very strong technically and is someone you want to have battling for you.""From a client perspective he's great, and he's commercial from a negotiation standpoint."


Leon Ferera
is a highly experienced corporate lawyer who advises on both high-end and mid-market deals. His broad expertise covers public and private M&A, joint ventures and corporate governance issues.
"He has a lot of experience and brings a lot of knowledge regarding the UK Takeover Panel. He's very client-focused."


Vica Irani
exhibits an excellent grasp of sophisticated M&A, securities matters and governance issues as they arise across a broad array of industry sectors. Her practice is international in scope, and she serves as chair of the EMEA region of the firm's corporate group.