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 governance, reorganizations and general corporate structuring.

Jane has been described in The Legal 500 UK as “an excellent and pragmatic lawyer” with “presence”, and in Chambers UK as able to bring “simple solutions to complicated problems”, eliciting praise for her experience, responsiveness and awareness of client service. Following outstanding client feedback, Jane was included on an exclusive list of the most nominated female lawyers in the Acritas Stars global database: Jane “knows her job” and “she’s very professional, real grace under pressure.” “She owns a deal from start to finish.”

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.

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  • Advising Ricardo PLC on the disposal of the Ricardo Software business to FOG Software Group.
  • Advising Owens Corning on the sale of its Dry-Use Chopped Strand, Specialty Glass Roving and Specialty E-Glass Roving business to Blantyre Capital.
  • Advising a US acquirer on the European aspects of its acquisition of a global online marketplace and its post-deal reorganization.
  • Advising Owens Corning on its acquisition of the Germany-based company vliepa, which processes nonwoven, paper, plastic and composite materials.
  • Advising Studio Retail Group plc on its strategic review and the sale of its education business.
  • Advising Manchester Airports Group’s US business on its acquisition of AirportParkingReservations.com and ParkSleepFly.com.
  • Advising SKA Organisation on its transition to an intergovernmental organization.
  • Advising LDC on the sale of environmental risk reduction specialist Adler & Allan to Sun European Partners.
  • Advising InXpress Holdings Ltd on the acquisition of a majority stake by Hudson Hill Capital.
  • Advising Kooth plc on the admission of its entire ordinary share capital to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Advising AppSense Holdings Limited on its acquisition by US-based LANdesk.
  • Advising the shareholders of BDP Holdings Limited on the acquisition by Nippon Koei, a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
  • Advising Molson Coors on the acquisitions of Aspall Cyder and Rekorderlig Cider.


  • University of Law, Law Society Finals, 1993
  • Durham University, B.A., 1992


  • England and Wales, 1995

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