Peter King


Peter King
Peter is a Corporate partner in London.

Peter has over 30 years of experience across a wide range of industries, transaction types and geographies, with a particular interest in India. His principal areas of work include cross-border M&A and equity capital markets, with a particular industry focus on the financial services, mining, information technology and utilities sectors.

Peter has particular expertise advising boards of directors on corporate governance and related issues, including the U.K. Bribery Act 2010 and is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on matters such as the U.K. Takeover Code, London listing rules and anti-corruption programmes. Peter is co-chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee, a trustee of several U.K. charities, a director of the Salvation Army International and was a founder, together with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, of the Tutu Foundation UK.

Peter is consistently highly ranked throughout the legal directories for Corporate/M&A and Equity Capital Markets. Chambers UK 2015 describes him as “client-focused, practical and commercial" …"an expert in his field" who is "highly responsive and delivers results."  Peter is also recognised as a “Leading Lawyer” for Equity Capital Markets in IFLR 1000 UK 2015, recommended for Equity Capital Markets & M&A in Legal 500 UK 2014 and selected to the 2014 London Super Lawyers list for his M&A expertise.

Representative experience:

  • HNA Group in its CHF 2.73 billion ($2.8 billion) acquisition of Swissport, the world’s largest ground and cargo handling company, from PAI Partners
  • Access Industries in its £410 million final cash offer for all of the shares that it does not already own of Perform Group
  • Volution Group in its initial public offering and listing on the London Stock Exchange
  • Edwards Group in its IPO and subsequent takeover by Atlas Copco
  • The Access Industries, Alfa and Renova Consortium in the $28 billion sale of their stake in Russian oil joint venture TNK-BP, to state-owned oil company Rosneft
  • CEZ in its cross-border consent solicitation
  • GDF Suez in its £6.39 billion acquisition of U.K.-based International Power
  • HIT Entertainment in its sale to Mattel Inc
  • C. R. Bard in its acquisition of Clearstream Technologies
  • Environmental Resources Management in its acquisition of a majority stake by Charterhouse Capital Partners
  • Deutsche Bank and ING Securities as joint bookrunners in the sale by Vattenfall of its shares in Enea
  • Alior Bank in its newly issued share offering
  • Several multi-national companies on developing procedures to comply with the U.K. Bribery Act (including businesses based outside the U.K.)

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