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Sam Jaffray

Senior Associate
(Australian and New Zealand Qualified)

Sam Jaffray is a corporate and commercial lawyer with experience at DLA Piper’s London office and major law firms in Australia and New Zealand. He has assisted domestic and international clients with the acquisition and disposal of assets and companies (both regulated and private treaty), joint ventures, capital raisings, project financings and commercial contracts. Sam has advised clients in a range of sectors, but primarily the energy, mining and real estate sectors.

Areas of FocusCorporate
Professional QualificationsBarrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New ZealandSolicitor of the Supreme Court of VictoriaSolicitor of the High Court of Australia


  • The management sellers on the sale by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan of Helly Hansen to Canadian Tire Corporation for CAD 985 million
  • China Ping An Insurance on its investment in the syndicate led by China Investment Corporation to acquire Blackstone's Logicor logistics business for a total enterprise value of EUR 12.25 billion
  • Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. on its acquisition of The Grass Roots Group Holdings Limited, a global employee and customer incentives business, and subsequently on the carve-out sale of its meetings and events business, Grass Roots Meetings & Events
  • The management sellers on the sale of Meantime Brewing Company to SABMiller plc
  • PFM Euroselect Elf GMBH & Co KG on its sale, together with Lapis Grundstücksverwaltungs-GMBH, of 100% of the units in the Moorgate Unit Trust, which owns the long-term leasehold interests in 20 Moorgate, London (tenanted by the Bank of England), to HKSE-listed S E A Holdings Limited
  • LabTech Investments Limited, on its acquisition of the ‘Holborn Links Estate’ and, subsequently, the acquisition of mixed-use development real estate in Mayfair
  • Pramerica Real Estate Investors on its acquisition of Thurloe Commercial Guernsey Limited, a Guernsey company which holds long leasehold interests in prime real estate in London, from a consortium of Residential Land, Ivanhoe Cambridge and Apollo Global Management
  • Blackstone Real Estate Partners on its acquisition of Havelock Distribution Holdings Limited, Cowley Investment S.à r.l and Branston Investment S.à r.l, the holders of warehouses and depots in the UK, from Anglesea Capital and Apollo Global Management, and simultaneously, on its acquisition from Legal & General Property Partners Limited of the Infield Property Unit Trust, the holder of freehold property at Andover Commercial Park, Hampshire
  • INC Research Holdings, Inc. on its large scale post-acquisition reorganisation following its merger with inVentiv Health
  • Chartered Financial Analyst, passed Level II exam, 2013
  • College of Law, Australia/New Zealand 2007
  • LLB/BCA (Accounting and Finance)

Prior Experience

  • 2015 to date DLA Piper, London
  • 2011 to 2015, an international law firm based in Sydney, Australia
  • 2007 to 2010, a major law firm in New Zealand