Sally Wokes

Joined firm 2005. Partner since 2015.

Sally advises on a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions. Her practice mainly consists of acting for corporate clients on domestic and international transactions (including private acquisitions and disposals, public takeovers and joint ventures) and general advisory matters.

Highlights include advising:

  • IAG (the holding company for BA and other airlines) on its proposed rights issue to raise up to €2.75 billion
  • INEOS on its proposed acquisition of BP’s Global petrochemicals business for $5 billion
  • Walmart on the proposed combination between J Sainsbury plc and Asda Group Limited to create an enlarged business (combined revenues of £51 billion in 2017)
  • The Restaurant Group on its acquisition of Wagamama for an enterprise value of £559 million and associated rights issue and new debt facilities
  • GlaxoSmithKline on its major three-part inter-conditional transaction with Novartis (in particular, on its global consumer healthcare joint venture)
  • Songbird Estates on its takeover by Qatar Investment Authority and Brookfield Property Partners. The transaction valued Songbird Estates at approximately £2.6 billion
  • Autonomy on its takeover by Hewlett Packard. The transaction valued Autonomy at approximately £7.09 billion