Derek Jones

Department Chair - Corporate (London) Partner

Derek Jones

London

P: +44.20.7726.3438 F: +44.20.7726.3538

Technology

  • Liberty Media Corporation – Advised on the acquisition of its interest in Formula One, the iconic global motorsports business, from a consortium of sellers led by CVC Capital Partners (Transatlantic Legal Awards 2017 - Transatlantic M&A Team of the Year (Large Deals))
  • International technology company – sale of a Russian technology company
  • U.S. cable operator – acquisition of a strategic stake in the largest Belgian cable operator
  • U.S. cable operator – acquisition and disposal of the largest French cable operator
  • International media company – investments in UK mobile, Internet and broadcast content providers
  • International media company – group reorganisation
  • Establishment of international PR business as a UK LLP
  • Sale of software products business
  • Multilateral financial institution – disposal of interest in a Russian provider of fixed broadband access, digital television and IP telephony
  • Merger and demerger of leading UK media group
  • International engineering company – long-term technology agreement

Energy & Natural Resources

  • Leading Russian petrochemical company – joint venture arrangements
  • Leading U.S. oilfield services company – purchase of global business from pre-pack administration
  • Leading U.S. oilfield services company – purchase of UK geomodelling company
  • Numerous joint venture arrangements for leading U.S. oilfield services companies
  • Advice on UK redomestication of U.S. energy and petrochemicals businesses
  • Purchases of jack-up drilling units
  • Russian natural resources company – group restructuring
  • Pre-IPO sale of interest in Russian steel manufacturer
  • AIM listing of resources company
  • Development bank – AIM listed company exploration/drilling programme
  • Multilateral financial institution – investment in biofuel company
  • International engineering company – disposal of industrial gas turbines division
  • Purchase of terminal storage facility
  • Multilateral financial institution – corporate restructuring of leading Russian petrochemical company
  • Leading Russian chemicals group – corporate restructuring
  • Russian leading coal producer – acquisition of Russian company holding significant coal deposits
  • Multilateral financial institution – restructuring of interest in a leading Russian electricity company
  • International engineering company – disposal of industrial gas turbines division

Financial Services

  • Multilateral financial institutions – acquisitions and disposals of interests in numerous Russian banks including merger of Russian banks to create one of the largest privately owned retail banks in Russia
  • Multilateral financial institution – advice on equity investments in multiple Russian and CIS banks
  • Sale of speciality finance business in Australia, the UK and Spain to a newly created fund and subsequent exit from the fund
  • Sale of international investment bank
  • Equity derivatives joint venture

Hospitality

  • Restaurant franchise in the Middle East
  • Pre-IPO preparation for international hotel chain
  • Acquisition by way of scheme of arrangement of international hotel group
  • Reorganisation of ownership and management of hotel business within paired share REIT structure
  • Joint venture in relation to major London hotel
  • Disposal of hotel chain

Other Private International M&A

  • Multilateral financial institution – equity investment into large Russian pharmaceutical business
  • Multilateral financial institution – equity investment into large Russian pharmaceutical business
  • Multilateral financial institution – debt to equity swap in relation to a Russian retail network
  • Multilateral financial institution – debt to equity swap of investment in a leading Russian real estate development group

Other Public International M&A

  • Listing, placing and bond issue on the London Stock Exchange
  • Bidders, lenders and shareholders and interested third parties on hostile and recommended takeovers, by tender offer and scheme of arrangement, governed by the UK Takeover Code
  • Acquisition of major U.S. beverage producer for UK listed client
  • Two IPOs on the Saudi Arabian Stock Exchange (Tadawul)