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Anna Lewis

Legal Director
About

Anna has been advising on national and cross-border corporate matters for 15 years, including mergers and acquisitions, group reorganisations, joint ventures and general company constitutional and compliance issues.

Much of Anna’s recent focus has been on assisting clients in planning and implementing large, multi-jurisdiction reorganisations and restructurings, typically involving a combination of share and asset transfers, mergers, demergers, liquidations and balance sheet reconciliations. She has also been actively advising clients on acquisitions and disposals in the manufacturing and dental sectors in particular, including auction sales.

Anna has acted for a wide variety of private companies and individual shareholders on sales and purchases of companies and businesses, including running multiple sale processes in an auction context. Working closely with many DLA offices, relationship firms and accountants across the globe on a daily basis, Anna has developed strong connections. She project manages complex transactions and step-plans, whether that be as part of a business plan strategy, post-acquisition integration, increasing tax and cost savings or general group re-alignment. She has completed both cross-border reorganisations and acquisitions and disposals for clients which include NYSE listed companies and market leaders. Anna also set up and led a cross-office UK team on a large number of dental acquisitions for three of the leading dental practice groups in the UK.

Anna is a member of the DLA Piper healthcare sector group and since returning from maternity leave in April 2019 forms part of the core team driving the DLA Piper industrials sector group.

Areas of FocusIndustrialsCorporate
Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

EXPERIENCE

  • Advising Arconic, Inc on the auction share sale of its UK based forgings business, Firth Rixson Forgings Limited, to US private equity firm Arlington Capital Partners.
  • Advising the individual shareholders of brick manufacturer Carlton Brick on the share sale to Michelmersch Brick Holdings plc.
  • Advising Arconic, Inc on its group reorganisation involving over 20 jurisdictions in order to facilitate its separation into two separate groups, headed by NYSE-listed companies, Howmet Aerospace, Inc. and Arconic Corp.
  • Advising Standard Industries on the global reorganisation and simplification of its BMI group of companies, which manufacture roofing solutions, to enable it to deliver services through a more efficient and streamlined structure.
  • Advising the individual shareholders of Fusion Group Limited on the share sale of the gas and water industry manufacturer to AVK Holdings A/S.
  • Advising a large manufacturer and supplier of roofing solutions on its global reorganisation and simplification, to enable it to deliver services through a more efficient and streamlined structure.
  • Acting for Dental Partners (August Equity backed venture) on two large group acquisitions through both the acquisition of shares and partnership interests via the NHS partnership route.
  • Acting for Danaher Corporation following its acquisition of the biopharma business of General Electric on the group reorganisation and alignment steps to integrate the biopharma business into the Danaher group in line with the acquisition business plan.
  • Acting for Bupa Dental on the acquisition of groups of dental practices through share and partnership acquisition routes.
  • Advising Mavenir, Inc on its cross-border group restructuring in 2017 in connection with a significant legal entity rationalisation programme.
Languages
  • English
Education
  • Nottingham Trent University, Law LLB
  • Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Course

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