Jane Haxby is the firm’s European managing partner. Jane is the former EMEA Chair of our Corporate Practice Group. She has over 20 years of experience advising public and private companies on all aspects of corporate finance generally with particular focus on mergers and acquisitions (including takeovers). Jane also advises on corporate governance, reorganizations and general corporate structuring.
Comments in The Legal 500 UK describe “brilliant” team head Jane as “really experienced” and “an excellent and pragmatic lawyer” with “presence.” Chambers and Partners notes that Jane is able to bring “simple solutions to complicated problems” and elicits praise for her experience and responsiveness. Following outstanding client feedback, Jane was included on an exclusive list of the 13 most nominated female lawyers in the Acritas StarsTM global database, 2018: Jane “always ensures that we get the right lawyer for each project.” She “knows her job, and being able to communicate it to the client effectively, and knowing what the client needs and not being afraid to ask…. She is very, extremely knowledgeable.” In addition, “she’s very professional, she’s a really good mentor-type person to talk to, good advice, and real grace under pressure – a calm type of person.”
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.