Christian has a broad corporate practice, with particular experience in public and private M&A, joint ventures and equity capital markets work.

Highlights include advising:

  • Shire on the £47 billion offer by Takeda
  • GlaxoSmithKline on various matters, including:
    • The £3.1 billion divestment of Horlicks and other consumer healthcare nutrition brands to Unilever
    • The £426 million disposal of a global portfolio of over-the-counter consumer healthcare brands to Prestige Brands
  • Ensco on its $12 billion combination with Rowan
  • Arm on various matters, including:
    • The establishment of a $1.5 billion joint venture for Arm's semiconductor technology in China
    • The £24 billion offer by SoftBank
  • Banco Santander on various matters, including:
    • The proposed $17 billion merger of Alawwal bank with The Saudi British Bank
    • The proposed combination of Santander Asset Management and Pioneer Investments
  • De La Rue on various matters, including on a strategic agreement with Epiris in relation to the Group's paper business
  • Cable & Wireless Communications on the £3.6 billion offer by Liberty Global
  • RSA on the proposed bid by Zurich
  • Kosmos Energy on its farm-out and joint venture arrangements with BP in Senegal and Mauritania
  • Wood Group on the UK aspects of the disposal of its Well Support Division to GE and its subsequent return of cash to shareholders
  • ITV on its acquisition of Talpa Media, creator of hit show The Voice
  • Accenture on a smart grid joint venture with Siemens
  • Ocado on its IPO

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