Hemita Sumanasuriya

Joined firm 2014. Partner since 2023.

Hem has a broad corporate and M&A practice, principally focusing on public takeovers, domestic and international private M&A, joint ventures and equity capital markets work.

Hem has a particular interest in public M&A, and is currently on secondment as Secretary of the Takeover Panel.

Highlights include advising:

  • Marshalls on its £535m acquisition of Marley
  • Pollen Street Capital on its recommended offer, as joint offeror with DBAY, for Proactis
  • Equinix on its $320m acquisition of MainOne
  • DeepMind on various matters, including the creation of Isomorphic Labs
  • Arsenal on player transfer dealings
  • Markerstudy on its merger with the Atlanta Group
  • Aston Martin Lagonda on its initial public offering
  • Various corporates on documented and undocumented secondary capital raises, including Rolls-Royce, Synthomer, Marshalls, ASOS, IWG and William Hill

Hem is an active member of our Sport practice and has experience advising governing bodies, clubs, investors and individuals on club, stadium and player transactions, as well as on governance, sporting regulatory and contentious matters.

As an associate, Hem spent 9 months on secondment to the Corporate team of Gilbert + Tobin, Sydney.