Alan Montgomery

Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Alan Montgomery

Alan Montgomery

Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

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He is Co-Head of our Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare sector team and Head of our Indian M&A practice. He is ranked as a leading M&A lawyer in the London market and one of the top 10 international lawyers for India-related M&A work.Alan's experience includes advising:Lupin on its US$600 million disposal of Kyowa Pharmaceutical to UnisonStrides Pharma Science on the disposal of its Australian business, Arrow Pharmaceuticals, to Arrowtex for AUD394 millionSterling Pharma Solutions on its disposal to GHOAurobindo Pharma on its acquisition of Apotex's commercial operations across five European countries. The transaction includes a portfolio of over 200 prescription drugs and 88 OTC products and an additional pipeline of over 20 productsClaris Life Sciences Limited on the sale of its Global Generic Injectables Business to Baxter for US$625 millionBharti Airtel on its US$10.7 billion acquisition of Zain AfricaStrides Shasun on: the disposal for up to US$1.75 billion of Agila Specialties, its generic speciality injectables business, to Mylanits AU$375million sale of Ascent Pharmahealth to Watson PharmaceuticalsAurobindo Pharma on its acquisition of the commercial operations of Actavis in seven European countriesCipla on various significant pharmaceutical joint ventures in Africa and the Middle EastAbbott on a variety of mattersSierra Rutile Limited on the public takeover offer made by Iluka ResourcesUnited Breweries on the £1.28 billion investment by Diageo in United Ernst & Young, as administrators of Nortel's EMEA entities in connection with the disposals of Nortel's global Enterprise Solutions and GSM/GSMR businesses for over US$1 billionCentral SAFE Investments on the sale of a 10% strategic interest in the Bank of China to a group of investors led by Royal Bank of Scotland for approximately US$3.1 billionBharti Airtel on the disposal of its telecoms operations in Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone to OrangeGenus plc a UK listed biotech company on a range of corporate mattersVTB on the £900 million public offer by Essar Global for Essar Energy plcPala Investments Limited on its public takeover of Sierra Rutile LimitedBiffa on the contested £1.23 billion takeover offer from a consortium led by Montagu Private Equity and Global Infrastructure PartnersHP Bulmer plc on its takeover by Scottish & Newcastle; Standard Chartered on its £440 million takeover of Axon Group plcMorgan Stanley on Severstal’s unsolicited offer for Celtic Resources Holdings plcSevern Trent plc on its demerger and subsequent listing of BiffaBP plc on the sale of its 2% stake in Sinopec on public markets for US$742 million and on the sale of its 2% stake in PetroChina Company on public markets for US$1.65 billionAccolades“Alan is the best I have engaged and will go back to him for all M&A needs. He is thorough in research and execution. Most issues handled were complex and came with convoluted facts Alan's ability to grasp and translate these to strategy and end product for us was fantastic. He has made the difference between ordinary to outstanding, always made us look good and negotiated with confidence and delivered on all counts.” IFLR 1000 2016Alan Montgomery is lauded as "amongst the most dependable quality legal professionals, with the ability to analyse a matter in all its perspectives, quickly." Chambers Asia Pacific 2016Alan is "very committed, hard-working and quick in response, immaterial of the time of day." Chambers Global 2016

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Prior - 2012

Herbert Smith LLP provides legal services. It offers services in the areas of corporate, dispute resolution, employment, incentives, finance, real estate, and intellectual property. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in London, UK.

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Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, bringing together the best people across our 27 offices, to meet all your legal services needs globally. They can help you realise opportunities while managing risk.

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Baxter International, Inc. purchases Claris Lifesciences Ltd. /Sub 7 from Claris Lifesciences Ltd.

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Orange SA purchases Bharti Airtel International Netherlands BV /Africa Units (2) from Bharti Airtel Ltd.

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Mylan, Inc. purchases Agila Specialties Pvt Ltd. from Strides Pharma Science Ltd.

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