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Jeremy R. Davis

Partner
+44.(0)20.7360.8133
Fax +44.(0)20.7648.9001

Jeremy is a partner in the firm's Corporate practice group. He practices in the area of general corporate law, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity and joint ventures. In particular, he has considerable experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions involving US clients' investment in Europe and acting for multi-nationals expanding their businesses across Europe.

Jeremy advises clients in a broad range of industries, including metals, packaging, manufacturing, information technology, recruitment and oil field services. He has advised clients ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations.

Professional Background

Jeremy qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and joined the firm in 2005 from the London office of an international law firm.  He is regularly recognized by legal directories, including Legal 500 and Chambers in the areas of M&A and corporate finance where he has been described as a "corporate lawyer with great finesse" and "a strong negotiator with very good analytical skills."

Achievements

  • Selected as a 2013 London Super Lawyer
  • Advised LKQ Corporation on the acquisition of Rhiag-Inter Auto Parts Italia S.p.a. (Rhiag) for a purchase price of €1.04bn. Rhiag is a leading pan-European distributor of aftermarket spare parts for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
  • Advising Allegheny Technologies Incorporated on the European aspects of the sale of its tungsten materials business to Kennametal for $605m;
  • Advising Brightstar Corporation on the acquisition of 20:20 Mobile in multiple European jurisdictions and on the acquisition of MPX;
  • Advising LKQ Corporation on its acquisition of Euro Car Parts for an initial consideration of £225 million;
  • Advising La Seda de Barcelona on its acquisition of Amcor's European PET business for approximately €430 million;
  • Advising Kellogg Brown & Root, Balfour Beatty plc and The Weir Group plc on the sale of Devonport Management Limited for £350 million;
  • Advising majority shareholder John Spiers on the sale of Bestinvest to 3i;
  • Advising Halliburton on the acquisition of PSL Energy Services Limited and its subsidiaries in various jurisdictions;
  • Advising Teledyne Technologies on various acquisitions in the UK;
  • Advising KBR on the $280 million disposal of its Production Services Business in 25 jurisdictions;
  • Advising La Seda de Barcelona on its €320 million acquisition of AdvanSa; 
  • Advising Halliburton on the acquisition of Protech Centerform; 
  • Advising Allegheny Technologies on its acquisition of the Garryson business of Elliott Industries Limited;
  • Advising Algorithmics on the acquisition of VIPitech;
  • Advising Corbis Corp on the acquisition of WSM Communications Limited;
  • Advising the Warsaw Stock Exchange on its investment in Acquis Exchange Limited.