HelenScott

Associate

London + 44.20.7039.5241

Helen Scott represents employers of all sizes and advises on the full range of employment law issues. She regularly advises employers on transactional matters, particularly in respect of mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, commercial property transactions, outsourcing, and the transfer of undertakings. Her practice covers all aspects of employment law, including handling sensitive management departures, advising on restrictive covenants and team moves, and navigating performance issues and disciplinary investigations. She also represents employers in respect of claims issued before the Employment Tribunals.

Helen has advised a range of clients, including Verizon, Cardinal Health, Greystar Real Estate Partners, The Riverside Company, True Capital, ACI Worldwide, Hansteen Holdings PLC, Daniel J. Edelman, and Palantir. Recent transactions include advising Shiseido America on the sale of its RéVive Skincare brand, L1 Retails' acquisition of Holland & Barrett, and Henderson Park on its acquisition of London and Birmingham Hilton Metropole hotels.

Helen also maintains an active pro bono practice. She leads a team of Jones Day volunteers that provide employment advice to employees affected by cancer through Macmillan Cancer Support.

Experience

  • Macquarie sold Condor FerriesJones Day advised Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in the sale of Condor Ferries, an operator of lifeline freight and passenger ferry services between Guernsey, Jersey, the United Kingdom, and the Port of St. Malo in France, to a consortium of Columbia Threadneedle European Sustainable Infrastructure Fund (ESIF) and Brittany Ferries.
  • GCA Altium to acquire Stella EOCJones Day is advising GCA Altium in the acquisition of Stella EOC, a technology and media investment banking boutique with coverage in the UK and Europe.
  • Modern Media Acquisition completes merger agreement with Akazoo Ltd.Jones Day advised Modern Media Acquisition Corp. ("MMDM"), a special purpose acquisition company, in its business combination with Akazoo Limited, a U.K.- based digital music streaming platform specializing in emerging markets.
  • AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the full shop auction sale of the Solidus Solutions group to funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • Loungers completes £185 million IPO on AIMJones Day represented Loungers plc, an operator of 146 cafés, bars, and restaurants across England and Wales, in connection with its £185 million (US$239 million) initial public offering on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • ANSYS acquires Granta Design LimitedJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, in their acquisition of Granta Design, the premier provider of materials information technology, and Granta Design Limited has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANSYS.
  • UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billionJones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition and related $3 billion term financing of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
  • Independent financial services firm sells One Poultry in LondonJones Day advised an independent financial services firm subsidiary in its sale of a special purpose vehicle which owns One Poultry, London.
  • NEP Group acquires Broadcast Sports International, LLCJones Day advised NEP Group in its acquisition of Broadcast Sports International, LLC, a leading provider of radio-frequency audio-visual solutions to the live sports and broadcast television industry.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires Thistle Design (MMC) LimitedJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc., a leader in high-accuracy positioning sensor technologies, providing advanced design, manufacturing, and testing for reliable and resilient products and systems, of Thistle Design (MMC) Limited, a supplier of encoders, resolvers, and other positioning and measurement sensors for the defense and industrial markets.
  • Greystar recapitalizes Chapter student accommodation portfolio in Central LondonJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in a recapitalization of its and PSP’s Chapter portfolio of student accommodation properties, one of the largest in Central London, by consolidating the portfolio under a new joint venture in which Allianz acquired an interest.
  • Hansteen Holdings and associated group entities acquire 34 properties from St Modwen Properties Plc and associated group companiesJones Day represented Hansteen Holdings Plc and group entities on its £53.7 million ($68.2 million) acquisition of 34 properties from St Modwen Properties Plc and associated group companies.
  • ABB divests terminal block business to TE ConnectivityJones Day advised ABB Ltd. in the sale of its ENTRELEC® terminal block business, which is part of ABB's Electrification Products division, to TE Connectivity Ltd.
  • Watchfinder.co.uk sold to RichemontJones Day advised the shareholders of Watchfinder.co.uk Limited, the leading pre-owned premium watch specialist, in connection with the sale of its entire issued share capital to Richemont, the global luxury goods group.
  • True Capital Ltd completes buyout of Cut4ClothJones Day represented True Capital Ltd in connection with its buyout of Cut4Cloth Ltd. trading as Frugi, a retailer of organic children's clothing, toys, and accessories, alongside existing management.
  • Adecco Group acquires General Assembly Space, Inc. for $412.5 millionJones Day advised The Adecco Group AG in its $412.5 million acquisition of General Assembly Space, Inc., a provider of work force educational curricula and training courses in the fields of technology, design, business, data, and digital marketing.
  • ANSYS acquires OPTISJones Day advised ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, on its acquisition of OPTIS, a premier provider of software for scientific simulation of light, human vision, and physics-based visualization.
  • Riverside simultaneously acquires four businesses to create Netwatch Global GroupJones Day advised The Riverside Company on the simultaneous acquisition of four businesses resulting in the formation of the Netwatch Global Group.
  • J.F. Lehman portfolio company acquires Clean Line Waste Water Solutions LimitedJones Day advised long-standing client J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading mid-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors, in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company National Response Corporation of Clean Line Waste Water Solutions Limited, a provider of environmental, industrial and emergency response services in the United Kingdom.
  • CVC Capital Partners acquires Teva's International Women's Health assets for $703 millionJones Day advised CVC Capital Partners in its $703 million acquisition of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's International (non-US), Women's Health assets.
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