Jennifer Maskell’s practice focuses on corporate taxation, together with transaction taxes such as VAT and stamp taxes.

She advises on a range of cross-border and domestic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions, capital markets transactions, and financial products. Jennifer has particular experience leading the tax work on large and complex multijurisdictional corporate transactions.

Her practice also encompasses employment-related tax matters, such as management equity and incentives.

Jennifer joined the firm in June 2012 and became counsel in 2018. Prior to joining Cleary, she was a solicitor in the London office of another major international law firm.

Notable Experience

  • Cascade Investment in the recommended cash acquisition of Signature Aviation plc, as part of a consortium with Blackstone and Global Infrastructure Partners.

  • Walgreens Boots Alliance in the $6.5 billion strategic transaction with AmerisourceBergen Corporation.

  • Wockhardt Limited, the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology major, in its agreement with AstraZeneca to manufacture and supply the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the UK.

  • Euronext in its €4.325 billion acquisition of the Borsa Italiana Group from the London Stock Exchange Group plc.

  • GlaxoSmithKline plc in a $280 million exchangeable bond offering by GSK Finance plc, a finance subsidiary of GSK.

  • BNP Paribas in connection with a novel transaction in relation to the transfer of Deutsche Bank’s global prime brokerage and electronic equities platform.

  • Thales on the divestment of its General Purpose Hardware Security Module (GP HSM) business to Entrust Datacard.

  • ArcelorMittal in the divestiture of European steel plants to Liberty House Group.

  • Hillhouse in its acquisition of The Loch Lomond Group.

  • Schroders plc, the FTSЕ 100-listed investment manager, on its agreement to acquire Adveq, a Switzerland-based provider of specialist private equity solutions.

  • General Motors Co. in the sale of its Opel/Vauxhall subsidiary and GM Financial’s European operations to PSA Group.

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