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Piers Prichard Jones


He is absolutely phenomenal…

Chambers UK, 2022

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About Piers Prichard Jones

Piers is a corporate partner in our global transactions group in London. He is also Chair of the firm’s Board.

He acts for a variety of clients across a range of sectors and is particularly well known for his work on transformational, cross border M&A transactions.

Piers combines his transactional work with advice to company boards on activism, capital raisings, governance and risk and crisis management.

Piers is also relationship partner for a number of the firm’s FTSE and international clients.

Recent work

  • ABB on the sale of its power grids division to Hitachi and on the sale of its high voltage cable business to NKT
  • BAE Systems on its proposed merger with EADS
  • Barrick Gold on its merger with Randgold Resources
  • Berry Global on its acquisition of RPC
  • BT on the share acquisitions by Altice
  • Bwin on its acquisition by GVC
  • Charlotte Tilbury on its acquisition by Puig
  • DWS on its acquisition of Stagecoach
  • Entain on its defences against the approach by MGM and the approach by DraftKings
  • GXO on its acquisition of Clipper Logistics
  • IHG on various matters, including its defence against the campaign by Marcato, the activist
  • Klepierre on its approach to Hammerson
  • Laird on its acquisition by Advent
  • Mars on the disposal of its coffee business to Lavazza and on its acquisition of AniCura and Linnaeus,  as well as on other transactions
  • Parker-Hannifin on its acquisition of Meggitt
  • Smiths on the dual track spin/sale of its medical division
  • SNB on its investment in Credit Suisse
  • Xstrata on its merger with Glencore
  • ZPG on its acquisition by Silver Lake



  • Oxford University, UK


  • Sweet & Maxwell A Practitioner’s Guide to the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers