UK Corporate TRANSACTIONAL

WilmerHale has "a number of bright lawyers who quickly get to the heart of the commercial issues" (Legal 500 UK, 2012).

Our well-established UK corporate and transactional team is an integral part of the firm's worldwide transactional practice. We have extensive experience working on cross-border matters, which gives us the expertise and in-depth knowledge to provide straightforward answers to the multi-jurisdiction business issues that our clients face.

In addition to offering advice on the full range of corporate legal services, the UK transactional practice has specialist expertise in the following areas:

  • Cross border M&A – the UK team handles transactions of the largest scope, working closely with our international offices to offer an integrated and efficient transaction team
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity – venture capital deals are the cornerstone of the UK Corporate practice and reflect the firm’s long-standing focus on technology, life sciences and entrepreneurial companies
  • IP Licensing and Transactions – we advise on all aspects of the protection and exploitation of intellectual property in the UK and EU
  • Employment and Employee Benefits – we provide employment, employee compensation and employee benefits law services across European borders
  • Establishing US Operations – we advise non-US clients seeking to initiate operations within the United States on the full spectrum of business formation, governmental registration, financing, intercompany agreement, immigration, employment and employee benefits services.

WilmerHale has "a number of bright lawyers who quickly get to the heart of the commercial issues" (Legal 500 UK, 2012).

Our well-established UK corporate and transactional team is an integral part of the firm's worldwide transactional practice. We have extensive experience working on cross-border matters, which gives us the expertise and in-depth knowledge to provide straightforward answers to the multi-jurisdiction business issues that our clients face.

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Pillman, Joe C.

Joe C. Pillman

Partner-in-Charge, London - Alder Castle Office

+44 (0)20 7645 2525 (t)

joe.pillman@wilmerhale.com

Andrews, David N.

David N. Andrews

Partner

+44 (0)20 7645 2533 (t)

david.andrews@wilmerhale.com

Corbett, Timothy J.

Timothy J. Corbett

Partner

+44 (0)20 7645 2509 (t)

timothy.corbett@wilmerhale.com

Holland, Paula

Paula Holland

Partner

+44 (0)20 7645 2518 (t)

paula.holland@wilmerhale.com

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Michael Holter

Partner

+44 (0)20 7645 2574 (t)

michael.holter@wilmerhale.com

Pillman, Joe C.

Joe C. Pillman

Partner

+44 (0)20 7645 2525 (t)

joe.pillman@wilmerhale.com

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Julia Bracewell, OBE

Counsel

+44 (0)20 7645 2517 (t)

julia.bracewell@wilmerhale.com

Crane, Tamsin

Tamsin Crane

Counsel

+44 (0)20 7645 2590 (t)

tamsin.crane@wilmerhale.com

Fox, Shira

Shira Fox

Associate

+44 (0)20 7645 2524 (t)

shira.fox@wilmerhale.com

Peterson, Bree

Bree Peterson

Associate

+44 (0)20 7645 2512 (t)

bree.peterson@wilmerhale.com

Publications & News

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June 17, 2014

Yandex to Acquire Auto.ru

Yandex, the leading internet company in Russia, today announced that it has agreed to acquire Auto.ru, one of the leading online auto classifieds businesses in Russia.

May 6, 2014

2014 Corporate Reports

WilmerHale’s annual IPO, Venture Capital and M&A Reports provide comprehensive statistics and analysis that are hard to find elsewhere.

April 25, 2014

Selected 2014 Technology Transactions

For more than four decades, we have represented technology clients in venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions; handled their licensing, outsourcing, services, joint venture, development and distribution transactions throughout the world; protected their innovations through patent prosecution and portfolio development; defended their interests in enterprise-critical patent litigation; and navigated regulatory issues vital to their success.

April 25, 2014

Selected 2014 Strategic Alliances, Joint Venture and Licensing Transactions

Our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory lawyers have recently handled numerous strategic alliance, joint venture, licensing, collaboration, product development, outsourcing, manufacturing, distribution and similar agreements, including many significant deals that are helping to shape the future of science and technology.

February 3, 2014

NaturalMotion Acquired by Zynga for $527 Million

On January 30, 2014, Zynga, the world's leading provider of social game services, announced its purchase of UK game-maker NaturalMotion for $527 million in cash and equity.

December 20, 2013

WilmerHale Advises Yandex in its $600 Million Offering of Convertible Notes

April 17, 2013

Selected 2013 Strategic Alliances, Joint Venture and Licensing Transactions

In 2013, our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory lawyers handled numerous strategic alliance, joint venture, licensing, collaboration, product development, outsourcing, manufacturing, distribution and similar agreements, including many significant deals that are helping to shape the future of science and technology.

April 17, 2013

Selected 2013 Technology Transactions

For more than four decades, we have represented technology clients in venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions; handled their licensing, outsourcing, services, joint venture, development and distribution transactions throughout the world; protected their innovations through patent prosecution and portfolio development; defended their interests in enterprise‑critical patent litigation; and navigated regulatory issues vital to their success.

March 21, 2013

WilmerHale Advises Yandex in $607 Million Secondary Offering

June 25, 2012

WilmerHale Secures Major Deal for Nabriva Therapeutics and Forest Laboratories

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