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About Robert Foley

Rob is a corporate associate in our global transaction group in London, specialising in advising clients on public and private M&A transactions and general corporate and listed company matters.

During his time at Freshfields, Rob has spent time on secondment at the M&A team of a leading international telecommunications company, as well as at the firm’s Singapore office.

Recent work

Recent work includes:

  • Advising Indivior PLC on its additional listing on NASDAQ
  • Advising Euromoney Institutional Investor plc on the c.£1.6 billion recommended cash offer by a consortium comprising Astorg and Epiris 
  • Advising Ferguson plc on its primary US listing on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Advising Flutter Entertainment plc on its acquisition of Tombola for an enterprise value of £402 million
  • Advising London Stock Exchange Group plc on its acquisition of Refinitiv in an all-share transaction for a total enterprise value of $27 billion
  • Advising London Stock Exchange Group plc on its €4.325 billion disposal of the Borsa Italiana Group 
  • Advising Flutter Entertainment plc on its $11 billion all-share cross-border merger with The Stars Group
  • Advising Cancer Research UK on the sale of the British Journal of Cancer


University education

  • Trinity College Dublin (LL.B, First Class Honours)
  • The London School of Economics (LL.M, Distinction)

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor, England and Wales