Joe Claffey practices corporate law with a focus on M&A, private equity, and venture capital and counsels sponsors and management teams on domestic and cross-border transactions. He also advises on a wide range of company and commercial matters, including acquisitions, exits, buyouts, investments into founder-led businesses, and joint ventures.
Joe's representative transactions include: Goldman Sach International's £4.66 billion sale of the iQ student housing platform, CVC Capital Partners' $703 million acquisition of a portfolio of assets from Teva's International Women's Health division, Hansteen Holdings PLC's £500 million recommended cash acquisition by Blackstone, J.F. Lehman's buyout of Global Marine Group, and True's buyout of Hush (the UK women's clothing and homewear retailer). Other clients Joe regularly advises include CBRE Global Investment Partners, StepStone Group, Greystar Real Estate Partners, The Riverside Company, and Castlelake Group.
In 2018, Joe spent seven months on secondment as legal counsel to True, a sector specialist investor in the retail/consumer market, where he had primary execution responsibility for all private equity and venture capital transactions.
- BPP Law School, London (Legal Practice Course with distinction 2015); University College London (LL.M. 2014); Jesus College, University of Oxford (M.A. Hons. in Jurisprudence with German Law 2013)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales