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.

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  • Advising The Brandtech Group, a $1 billion-plus marketing technology group, on its acquisition of the global digital media and marketing group, Jellyfish.
  • Advising CAVU, part of the Manchester Airports Group, on its strategic acquisitions of global online parking reservation platform ParkVia and of AirportParkingReservations.com and ParkSleepFly.com.
  • Advising Ricardo PLC on the disposal of the Ricardo Software business to FOG Software Group.
  • Advising Owens Corning on its acquisition of the Germany-based company vliepa, which processes nonwoven, paper, plastic and composite materials, and 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 reorganisation.
  • Advising Main Market listed Studio Retail Group plc on its strategic review and the sale of its education business.
  • Advising SKA Organisation on its transition to an intergovernmental organisation and on governance matters.
  • 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.


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


  • England and Wales, 1995

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