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 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.

    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 Studio Retail Group plc on the sale of its education business.
    • Advising Manchester Airports’ 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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