Experience

    • Solenis, a Clayton, Dubilier & Rice portfolio company, in its combination with BASF's paper and water chemicals business.
    • A private equity fund in the subscription of subordinated convertible promissory notes in a Cayman Islands incorporated company which operates an energy business in Africa.
    • Discovery Communications in its $14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisition of a 40% ownership interest in Belron, which valued the company at €3 billion.
    • Temasek in its strategic investment in BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services.
    • Atkore in its acquisition of Flexicon.
    • Bregal Freshstream in its investment in TrueNoord, an independent aircraft leasing business that specialises in the regional aircraft market.
    • Helios Investment Partners in the formation of a joint-venture with GBfoods targeting the African fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector, creating one of Africa's largest FMCG groups, operating in 30 African countries, including leadership positions in Nigeria and Ghana.
    • Capital Group in its acquisition of an equity stake in Intas Pharmaceuticals, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in India, from ChrysCapital, an India-focused private equity firm.
    • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in its investment in Datamars.
    • Helios Investment Partners in its sale of a minority stake in Interswitch to TA Associates. Helios Investment Partners remains the majority shareholder following the transaction.
    • Solenis in merger control aspects of its acquisition of Nopco Paper Technology.
    • American International Group in several transactions with Fairfax Financial, a leading global property and casualty insurer and reinsurer, as part of a strategic partnership in 12 jurisdictions across Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe.
    • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in its $1.1 billion acquisition of Ascot from American International Group.
    • Solenis in the merger control aspects of its Lostris and Wester Blend acquisitions.
    • Dover Corporation in its $780 million acquisition of Wayne Fueling Systems from Riverstone Holdings.
    • AmTrust in its $219 million acquisition of ANV Holding, a Lloyd's platform.
    • Eutelsat in a joint venture with ViaSat to provide wholesale and retail broadband services in Europe.
    • HarbourVest Partners in its €360 million acquisition, through a fund managed by Compass Partners International, of five portfolio companies from Bridgepoint Capital.
    • American Securities and P2 Capital Partners in their $855 million acquisition of Blount International.
    • Dover Corporation on its €425 million acquisition of Tokheim Group’s dispensers and systems businesses.
    • American International Group in the $7.6 billion sale of its 100% interest in International Lease Finance Corporation to NYSE-listed AerCap Holdings N.V.
    • Traxys Group in its agreement to sell a majority interest to The Carlyle Group and Louis Bacon.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $1.8 billion acquisition of Ashland Water Technologies.
    • Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its acquisitions of Brand Energy and Harsco Infrastructure in a combined transaction valued at $2.5 billion.
    • SPIE S.A in obtaining EU merger control approval for its acquisition of German facilities management company HOCHTIEF Service Solutions.
    • TIAA-CREF in its partnership with Henderson Group PLC to create TIAA Henderson Real Estate Limited, a new global real estate investment management company, with total assets under management of over $63 billion.
    • Warner Music Group in its $765 million acquisition of the Parlophone Label Group (PLG) from Universal Music Group. (the sale of PLG was required by the European Commission as a condition to its approval of Universal acquiring sole control of the activities of EMI).
    • The Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Dell in the $24.9 billion sale of Dell to an investor group including Michael Dell and Silver Lake.
    • American International Group in the proposed sale, later terminated, of up to 90% interest in International Lease Finance Corporation to a consortium of Chinese investors in a transaction with an implied enterprise value of $27 billion.
    • The Carlyle Group in its $3.3 billion acquisition of Getty Images.
    • Cunningham Lindsey in its recapitalization by CVC Capital Partners.
    • A major automotive corporation as claimant in consolidated ICC London arbitration proceedings against Volkswagen in respect of a dispute involving a multibillion euro cross-shareholding and arising out of a commercial alliance formalised in December 2009.
    • Culligan Investments S.àr.l, a leading provider of global water treatment solutions, and over 40 affiliates in the U.S., Canada and Europe in their successful out-of-court restructuring of more than $700 million in secured debt obligations.

Education

  • College of Law, London, 2001, L.P.C.
  • College of Law, London, 2000, GDL
  • University of Cambridge, 1998, B.A.