Simon Jay advises on all types of mergers and acquisitions, as well as joint ventures and restructurings. He has represented both corporates and private equity funds on a broad range of public and private M&A transactions, often involving cross-border issues.

Simon joined the firm as a partner in 1999.


Notable Experience

  • The Coca-Cola Company on the combination of the businesses of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coca-Cola Iberian Partners and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke to form a new Western European bottler to be called Coca-Cola European Partners, creating the world’s largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola products.

  • Funds managed by TPG in the public takeover of Prezzo and in connection with numerous transactions, including the acquisitions of TSL Education Group Limited, Mey İçki Sanayi ve Ticaret, British Vita, Debenhams, Findexa and Gate Gourmet.

  • Sabre Corporation in its sale of lastminute.com to Bravofly Rumbo Group.

  • Bekaert in the combination of its ropes and rope wire division with Bridon to form Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group.

  • HanesBrands in its expansion into Europe through the acquisition of DB Apparel from Sun Capital Partners.

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the sale of its non-U.S. wealth management business to Julius Baer Group.

  • Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic in the joint acquisition from Banco Santander of a 50% stake in Santander Asset Management, and the subsequent sale of that stake back to Santander.

  • EMC Corporation in its cash offer for the entire share capital of Conchango.

  • Sony in its acquisition of Ericsson’s 50% stake in Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.

  • The Coca-Cola Company in relation to the migration by way of tender offer of Coca-Cola Hellenic to Switzerland and its premium listing on the London Stock Exchange.

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SELECTED ACTIVITIES

  • Member, City of London Solicitors’ Company Law Committee

Publications