Jane Haxby is the managing partner of the London office. Jane is the former European managing partner and prior to that, she was the co-head of our Global Corporate Practice Group, responsible for EMEA. She has over 25 years of experience advising public and private companies on corporate transactions with particular focus on mergers and acquisitions (including takeovers) and disposals (including carve outs).
Jane also advises on corporate law matters, including directors’ duties and conflicts of interest, as well as corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and disclosure obligations. She has considerable experience advising clients on board and committee structures and charters, board dynamics and function, and stakeholder engagement.
Jane has been described in The Legal 500 UK as “hugely experienced, knowledgeable, professional and client focused” and in Chambers UK as able to bring “simple solutions to complicated problems”. Following outstanding client feedback, Jane was included on an exclusive list of the most nominated female lawyers in the Acritas Stars global database: Jane “owns a deal from start to finish”, she is “very professional, real grace under pressure”.
Jane was a trustee on the board of Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry for four years until its successful merger with the National Museum of Science and Industry in January 2012. She currently sits on the Advisory Board of the AICPA/CIMA Chairs’ Forum and is a trustee on the board of the Squire Patton Boggs Charitable Trust.