Elizabeth A.Robertson (Liz)

Of Counsel

London + 44.20.7039.5204

For over 25 years, Liz Robertson has helped international clients develop, exploit, and acquire new technologies. Her practice centers on technology and IP developments across many sectors, with a focus on the financial services and pharmaceutical and health care industries. She works strategically with clients to derive value through M&A transactions and through sophisticated commercial agreements. Liz has extensive experience with software licensing, outsourcing, trademark and branding, agency and distribution, development, franchising, collaboration, joint venture, and nondisclosure agreements. Her regulatory work includes advising on data protection, antibribery and corruption, cybersecurity, export control, pharmaceutical marketing, MIFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) outsourcing, and employee transfers. She has worked on internal investigations and compliance reviews for clients in the pharmaceutical sector.

Over the years, Liz has worked on numerous IT and pharma transactions for AstraZeneca, Blackberry, Cardinal Health, Diebold, and STERIS, as well as on technical/implementation issues arising from outsourcings by Fortune 500 clients. During her career she has enjoyed secondments with STERIS, Jefferies, and Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She is a regular speaker at client briefings on technology, licensing, and commercial contract issues.

For many years Liz has assisted UK charities, including the Royal Academy of Arts, Shift.ms, and The Brittle Bones Society, on commercial contracts and charity regulation issues.

Liz began her career in Jones Day's New York Office in 1988, transferring to the Firm's London Office in 1990.

Erfahrung

  • Macquarie acquires Euston Solar FarmJones Day advised Macquarie in the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Euston Solar Farm Limited, a UK-based renewable energy developer focused primarily on the development of utility-scale solar plants.
  • Sun Communities Inc. acquires Park Leisure 2000 Ltd.Jones Day advised Sun Communities, Inc. in the £186 million acquisition of Park Leisure 2000 Ltd. from Midlothian Capital Partners.
  • Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing partners with Flint HousingJones Day acted as counsel to investment funds managed by an affiliate of MSREF Real Estate Advisor, Inc. in connection with the establishment of a joint venture with the existing shareholders of Flint Housing Limited, a registered provider of social housing.
  • FLEETCOR acquires Global Reach GroupJones Day is advising FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition of Global Reach Group, a UK-based cross-border payments provider.
  • Berry Global Inc. completes disposal of Roto-Moulding business to Icelandic investorsJones Day advised Berry Global Inc. in the disposal of plastic rotational moulding business to Rotovia B.V., a special purpose vehicle indirectly owned by Icelandic PE funds, Freyja and Sia IV, and the current management of the business.
  • Macquarie Asset Management acquires 50% shareholding in Island Green PowerJones Day advised Macquarie Asset Management ("MAM"), via Macquarie Green Investment Group Renewable Energy Fund 2 ("MGREF2"), in its acquisition of 50% of the shares in Island Green Power Limited, a UK-based renewable energy developer focused primarily on the development of utility-scale solar plants.
  • Ansys strengthens electric machine design offerings through acquisition of Motor Design LimitedJones Day advised Ansys in the acquisition of Motor Design Limited.
  • Ansys, Inc. acquires OnScale, Inc.Jones Day advised Ansys, Inc. in the acquisition of OnScale, Inc., a cloud simulation provider.
  • Sun Communities acquires Park Holidays UK for $1.3 billionJones Day advised Sun Communities, Inc. on its acquisition of Park Holidays UK for approximately $1.3 billion.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires Tube TechJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sections, in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Integrated Global Services, Inc., a leading provider of thermal spray and other surface protection solutions, of international cleaning and inspections solutions provider, Tube Tech.
  • Greystar acquires five high-quality UK assets for £388 millionJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in the £388 million acquisition of four purpose built student accommodation ("PBSA") assets and one build-to-rent ("BTR") asset from Downing.
  • 360Learning acquires LooopJones Day advised 360Learning, the global collaborative learning SaaS leader, in its acquisition of Looop Online Limited, the UK's leading and top-rated learning management system.
  • Ensign-Bickford Industries acquires Cawood Scientific LimitedJones Day advised Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc. on its acquisition of Cawood Scientific Limited (Cawood).
  • MassMutual partners with Low Carbon to accelerate transition to renewable energyJones Day advised Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) on its debt and equity investment in Low Carbon Energy Holdings Limited (“Low Carbon”), a subsidiary of Low Carbon Limited, an established pan-European renewable energy developer and fund manager.
  • Goldman Sachs acquires The Belfry Hotel & ResortJones Day advised Goldman Sachs in the acquisition and financing of The Belfry Hotel & Resort from an affiliate of KSL Capital Partners.
  • Bally's acquires Gamesys for $2.7 billionJones Day advised Bally's Corporation in connection with the $2.7 billion acquisition and financing of Gamesys Ltd., an LSE-listed online gaming company.
  • Riverside portfolio company UniFocus acquires KnowcrossJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition by portfolio company, UniFocus, of Knowcross, a global leader in task management and operational optimization software for the hospitality industry.
  • Arc acquires Farmers Guardian and LAMMA Ltd from AgriBriefingJones Day advised Arc, a business partnership between EagleTree Capital and Simon Foster, in its acquisition of Farmers Guardian Ltd and LAMMA Ltd, the UK agriculture division of AgriBriefing.
  • Victorian Plumbing Group completes largest to date IPO on London Stock Exchange’s AIM marketJones Day represented Victorian Plumbing Group plc, the UK’s leading online specialist bathroom brand and the second largest retailer of bathroom products in the UK, in connection with its £850 million IPO on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market.
  • Horizon Technologies raises capital in Series A roundJones Day advised Horizon Technologies in its Series A financing led by Maven Capital Partners with participation from Virgin Money.
  • Vortragstätigkeit

    • April 30, 2014
      British Expertise - Sanctions: Practice and Pitfalls
    • October 28, 2004
      British Expertise - Sanctions: Practice and Pitfalls