Elizabeth A.Robertson (Liz)

Of Counsel

Londres + 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 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, anti-bribery and corruption, cybersecurity, export control, pharmaceutical marketing, MIFID 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 U.K. 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.

Expérience

  • 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.
  • Bally's to acquire Gamesys for $2.7 billionJones Day is advising Bally's Corporation in its $2.7 billion acquisition of Gamesys Ltd., an LSE-listed online gaming company.
  • NW1 sells £50.8 million UK last-mile portfolio to InfraRed fundJones Day advised NW1 Partners in its £50.8 million sale of an eight asset urban logistics portfolio to InfraRed Capital Partners Limited.
  • TransDigm Group acquires Cobham Aero Connectivity for $965 millionJones Day advised TransDigm Group Incorporated as regulatory counsel in the $965 million acquisition of Cobham Aero Connectivity, a leading provider of highly engineered antennas and radios for the aerospace end market.
  • DataBank acquires zColo for $1.4 billionJones Day advised DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, connectivity, and managed services, in connection with the acquisition and financing of zColo, including certain U.S. and European data center assets, from Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. for $1.4 billion.
  • STERIS acquires Key Surgical for approximately $850 millionJones Day advised STERIS plc (NYSE: STE) in the $850 million acquisition of Key Surgical, a leading global provider of sterile processing, operating room, and endoscopy products, and a portfolio company of Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC.
  • Goldman sold iQ Student Accommodation dorms to Blackstone for £4.66 billionOn May 15, 2020, Jones Day clients Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and the Wellcome Trust completed the sale of iQ Student Accommodation to Blackstone for £4.66 billion (US$5.73 billion), representing the largest ever private real estate transaction in the UK.
  • GCA Altium acquires Stella EOCJones Day advised GCA Altium in the acquisition of Stella EOC, a technology and media investment banking boutique with coverage in the UK and Europe.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries invests $46 million into Highview PowerJones Day advised Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., a technology leader in industrial machinery and environmental and power technologies, in its $46 million investment into Highview Power, a global leader in long-duration energy storage solutions.
  • Pepper Group to sell Pepper European Servicing to Link Group for €165 millionJones Day is advising Pepper Group Limited, a leading diversified global consumer finance business, in connection with its sale of Pepper European Servicing (PES) to Link Group.
  • Delancey and APG Joint Venture acquires Earls Court for £425 millionJones Day represented Earls Court Investment Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of a joint venture between a fund advised by Delancey and APG on behalf of its pension fund clients, in connection with its £425 million acquisition of EC Group Holdings Limited from a subsidiary of Capital & Counties Properties Plc.
  • United Nations University obtains assistance with "Survivor's Package" for survivors of modern slavery and human traffickingJones Day conducted worldwide research for the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research to assist in the development of a "Survivor Package" for survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries acquires InvertekJones Day advised Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. in the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Invertek Drives Ltd.
  • BBA Aviation sells Ontic for $1.365 billionJones Day advised BBA Aviation plc ("BBA") in the sale of its Ontic business to an investment fund affiliated with CVC Capital Partners for $1.365 billion.
  • Verint acquires TransversalJones Day advised Verint Systems Inc., a leader in customer engagement solutions, in its acquisition of Transversal, a pioneer in knowledge automation solutions.
  • AGIC Capital acquires majority stake in Farsound for £115 millionJones Day advised Asia-Germany Industrial Promotion Limited ("AGIC Capital"), a European-Asian private equity fund focused on investments in high quality industrial and medical companies, in its acquisition of a majority stake in Farsound Limited and its subsidiaries, a leading provider of technology enabled supply chain solutions, from its current owner Rubicon Partners at a total enterprise value of £115 million.
  • EagleTree Capital portfolio company acquires Centaur MediaJones Day advised EagleTree Capital in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Northstar Travel Media, LLC of Centaur Media Travel and Meetings Ltd.
  • 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.
  • Roper Technologies acquires Foundry for £410 million (US$543.4 million)Jones Day advised Roper Technologies, Inc. in its acquisition of Foundry in an all-cash transaction valued at £410 million (US$543.4 million).
  • SAP acquires Qualtrics for $8 billionJones Day advised SAP in its $8 billion acquisition of Qualtrics International Inc., the global pioneer in the experience management software category.
  • Interventions

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