Max M.Binney


London + 44.20.7039.5640

Max Binney advises clients on a broad range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, corporate governance, and equity capital markets. Most recently, Max has worked on a number of transactions involving impact investment and environmental, social, and governance (ESG)-related matters.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2021, Max acted for: Clarks Shoes on their rescue deal, in particular with the injection of up to £150m of equity from LionRock Capital, and associated restructuring; GB News on the fundraising and launch of the United Kingdom's first major TV news channel in more than 20 years; Arbor Education Partners Group Limited on its £30m sale to The Key Support Services Limited, part of the Darwin Acquisitions Limited group (represented the founders, Social Venture Fund II GmbH & Co KG [SVF] managed by Ananda, Nesta Partners Limited, and other shareholders of Arbor Education); SVF, one of Europe's largest social impact venture funds, and Nesta on an investment round into Third Space Learning, a personalized online math tuition platform; and Recycling Technologies Limited, which turns hard-to-recycle plastics into an oil used for new plastic production, on their EUR 10 million Series A part-closure (investors included Neste Oyj and Althelia Sustainable Ocean Fund SICAV-SIF).


  • 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.
  • 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.