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Avi Cohen advises clients on a wide range of corporate transactions, in particular private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equities, and corporate advisory matters. He has experience across a variety of industry sectors, with a focus on complex, multijurisdictional transactions.

Since joining Jones Day in 2023, Avi has advised the Aurelius Group on its acquisition of The Body Shop (EV: £207,000,000), IceLake Capital on the £483,000,000 takeover of Impellam Group plc by Headfirst Global, and a family office on the sale of Clinton Cards' 165 retail store portfolio.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Avi advised CK Hutchison on a €3.4 billion carve-out of Wind Tre's mobile and fixed network infrastructure business in Italy and a 60:40 joint venture of the carved-out business; Super Slam on a €390 million combined share and asset sale of the Mutua Madrid Open and the Acciona Open de España golf tournament; Alphawave IP on its $4.3 billion initial public offering and listing on the London Stock Exchange and on the establishment of a highly innovative exchangeable share structure; Vodafone Group on a €960 million carve-out and joint venture of its tower infrastructure assets in Greece; and OHLD on the sale of a 49% joint venture interest in the Old War Office building, Whitehall, London. Avi has also acted on a series of complex M&A transactions for Unilever, Yum! Brands, and KFC UK in the consumer and retail sectors.

Avi has been recognized as a key lawyer in The Legal 500 (equity capital markets [ECM] mid-large cap, London) and has been independently rated by clients as a stand-out lawyer (Thomson Reuters/Acritas).


  • IceLake backed HeadFirst Global announces offer for Impellam Group PLCJones Day advised funds managed by Dutch PE firm IceLake Capital on the £483 million takeover of London listed Impellam Group PLC by HeadFirst Global, a company backed by funds managed by IceLake Capital.
  • Esquire sells ClintonsJones Day advised Esquire Holdings LLC in the sale of Esquire Retail Limited, the operating company of the business trading as “Clintons” (formerly known as Clinton Cards) to a strategic investor.
  • AURELIUS acquires The Body ShopJones Day advised private equity investor AURELIUS on its acquisition of The Body Shop from Natura & Co S.A.