Alex Kay

Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Alex Kay

Alex Kay

Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

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Alex has over 25 years' experience in advising on a wide range of corporate finance, public and private M&A transactions and on governance issues, specialising in advising corporates and financial institutions on cross border takeovers, M&A and restructurings and major commercial arrangements.He leads our financial institutions transaction practice and also has particular experience of the real estate and consumer sectors. His expertise is recognised by the directories. He is rated as a leading lawyer for M&A and restructuring by IFLR and Legal 500 quotes clients who describe him as "intellectual and commercial".Clients he regularly advises include British American Tobacco, Lloyds Banking Group, the Coca-Cola Company, Hammerson, the Bank of Ireland and Page Group.Alex contributes to Hannigan and Prentice’s The Companies Act 2006: A Commentary. He is the editor of the European Company Law chapters of Tolley’s Company Law Handbook and of the Takeovers section of Buckley on the Companies Acts.Experience: Optal on the $1.7 billion acquisition of Optal and eNett by WEXUnite Group on its £1.4 billion acquisition of Liberty LivingHammerson on its bid for Intu and the approach by KleppiereArris on its $7.4 billion takeover by CommScopeBritish American Tobacco on its $49.4 billion recommended offer for Reynolds AmericanQatari Diar on the formation of a >£1billion residential property joint venture with Delancey and APGPing An Group on its acquisition of Mayborn Group at an enterprise value of £300 millionOld Mutual on the sale of Rogge Global Partners, a global fixed income asset management business, to Allianz Global InvestorsHammerson on its joint venture with Allianz to acquire €1.85 billion loan portfolio from NAMA secured against prime Dublin retail propertyArris Group a US technology company, on its £1.4 billion takeover offer for Pace, a UK-based technology solutions providerElement Financial on its $6.9 billion acquisition of GE Capital's worldwide fleet leasing businessBlueBay Asset Management on its £963 million recommended takeover by Royal Bank of Canadathe Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland on various matters, including its financial services venture with the Post Office, the restructuring of its UK business and its €3.5 billion recapitalisation involving the Irish State

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Alex Kay
Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Education
Master of Arts in Law with First Class

Jesus College combines academic excellence in teaching and research with an informal, vibrant, and supportive community.

Career History
Partner
2012 - Current

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.

Partner
1995 - 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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CommScope Holding Co., Inc. purchases ARRIS International Ltd.

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ARRIS Group, Inc. purchases Pace Plc

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Element Fleet Management Corp. purchases General Electric Capital Corp. /US, Mex, Aus, NZ Fleet Bus from General Electric Company

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