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  Seth Jones



Seth has been an M&A partner since 2011 and advises clients on the full range of corporate transactions, including some of the highest profile M&A situations in recent years.

He has particular expertise in takeovers of public companies and is one of the leading advisers in the UK in this area. Seth was previously seconded as a partner to the UK Takeover Panel as Secretary, during which time he regulated many takeover bids and was heavily involved in formulating Panel policy and regulatory change. Since then, he has applied his insight and expertise in helping clients navigate the heavily-regulated environment for UK bids and make the right tactical decisions in the course of an offer.

His recent experience includes advising 21st Century Fox on its contested bid for Sky plc, Fox’s combination with Disney and eventual sale of Fox’s 40% stake in Sky to Comcast. He also advised HarbourVest on its innovative hostile bid for SVG Capital, which led to changes in the Takeover Code. On the target side, he advised Worldpay on its merger with Vantiv (the largest UK bid announced in 2017) and Virgin Money on its combination with Clydesdale.

Chambers UK 2019 states: “Seth is a flourishing force in the market whose experience in Takeover Panel issues is the source of widespread admiration. He impresses sources with his commercial advice and friendly and pragmatic approach”.

Professional qualifications

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2002

Published work

Co-Author of "A Practitioner's Guide to the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers"

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