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Gillian Holgate



Holgate Gillian
Gillian Holgate



Gillian is a partner in the Corporate Department of Allen & Overy LLP. Based in London, she has over 30 years' experience advising on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including private and public M&A including carve out sales, demergers and spin offs, joint ventures, reorganisations and restructurings, re-domiciliations, IPOs and other equity offerings, and general corporate/corporate governance and listed company advisory work. Over the course of her career she has advised both public and private companies and financial institutions, and her clients have included UK and non UK companies across a range of sectors. Over the last 15 years, her particular focus has been advising global corporates on complex, multi-jurisdictional and multi-faceted spin offs/demergers, carve out sales and acquisitions and group/business reorganisations.

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Publications: 07 MAY 2021

Foreign subsidies under the EU microscope

On 5 May 2021, the European Commission (EC) published a draft Regulation aimed at remedying distortions in the EU single market caused by companies receiving subsidies from non-EU entities.

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Blog Post: 07 MAY 2021

How protected are your drug formulations in your transactions?

Drug formulations are incredibly valuable to pharmaceutical businesses; however, they often get overlooked during transactions.  This can create risk for both the seller and buyer of the assets. For…

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Publications: 07 APRIL 2021

Distressed or insolvent M&A: navigating the pitfalls and opportunities

Opportunities to acquire distressed or insolvent businesses look set to accelerate later this year. What should buyers be thinking about?

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Publications: 29 JANUARY 2021

UK Regulation post-Brexit - Adjusting to the landscape for UK equity capital market participants

With the EU and the UK having reached a free trade agreement which sets out a framework for the substantial agreements to be put in place to govern their future relationship and the UK having left the…

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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1987


LLB (Hons), The University of Manchester, 1984