Elizabeth A.Robertson (Liz)


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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.


  • Earls Court Investment Holdings to acquire EC Group Holdings Limited for £425 million (US$546.3 million)Jones Day represented Earls Court Investment Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of a joint venture between Delancey (on behalf of its client fund) and Stichting Depositary APG Strategic Real Estate Pool, in connection with its £425 million (US$546.3 million) acquisition of EC Group Holdings Limited from Capvestco Earls Court Limited, a subsidiary of Capital & Counties Properties Plc.
  • 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.
  • Sumitomo Heavy Industries to acquire InvertekJones Day is advising Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. in the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Invertek Drives Ltd.
  • 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 million (US$143 million)Jones 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 (US$143 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.
  • Procter & Gamble acquires consumer health business of Merck KGaAJones Day advised The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”) in its €3.375 billion ($4.2 billion) acquisition of the worldwide consumer health business of Merck KGaA.
  • Hitachi Vantara acquires REAN CloudJones Day advised Hitachi Vantara in its acquisition of REAN Cloud LLC, a global cloud systems integrator, managed services provider and solutions developer of cloud-native applications across big data, machine learning and emerging internet of things (IoT) spaces.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I acquires London and Birmingham Hilton Metropole hotelsJones Day represented Henderson Park Real Estate Fund I in connection with its acquisition of the London and Birmingham Hilton Metropole hotels.
  • L1 Retail acquired Holland & Barrett from The Nature's Bounty Co. and The Carlyle Group for £1.77 billion (US$2.25 billion)Jones Day advised L1 Retail, the retail investment arm of LetterOne, on its acquisition of Holland & Barrett, Europe's largest health and wellness retailer, from The Nature's Bounty Co. and The Carlyle Group for £1.77 billion (US$2.25 billion).
  • J.F. Lehman investment affiliate acquires Aish Technologies 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 and related financing by investment affiliate AGI Holdings LLC of Aish Technologies Limited, a provider of ruggedized display systems, cathodic protection systems and other subsystems for the UK and U.S. navies, as well as other global defense and commercial customers.
  • AURELIUS sells Getronics Group for €220 million (US$251.3 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the sale of its subsidiary Getronics to strategic investor Bottega Invest Co S.à.r.l. for €220 million (US$251.3 million) (enterprise value).
  • Ayala Corporation subsidiary Integrated Micro-Electronics acquires 80 percent interest of STI Enterprises LimitedJones Day advised Ayala Corporation in its acquisition by subsidiary, Integrated Micro Electronics, Inc., of an 80 percent interest in STI Enterprises Limited, a printed circuit board manufacturer based in the United Kingdom with global operations.
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