Amy F. Watkins

  • Knowledge Management Lawyer
  • Eamy.watkins@lw.com
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.4700
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Profile

Amy Watkins is a knowledge management lawyer in the Tax Department of Latham & Watkins’ London office. Ms. Watkins has extensive experience advising on the tax aspects of M&A and private equity deals, reorganizations, capital markets offerings, and finance transactions. She has also acted for a broad range of corporate and financial clients.

Prior to joining the knowledge management team, Ms. Watkins was an associate in the Tax Department. Before joining full-time in 2009, she was a trainee solicitor at the firm.

Experience

Ms. Watkins’ representative transactions include advising:

  • Netflix on the acquisition of Millarworld, the comic book company founded by Mark Millar, creator of a number of iconic characters and stories, including Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Old Man Logan, which is the first ever acquisition by Netflix
  • Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. in its acquisition of a controlling stake in TVN S.A., the largest TV network and media company in Poland, for €584 million
  • Leonard Green & Partners in its acquisition of a 25% interest in Topshop/Topman Ltd., from the Arcadia Group
  • Merkle Group Inc. on the acquisition of Comet, a leading CRM technology consultancy
  • Carlyle International Energy Partners in the acquisition of Shell Upstream Gabon and a 75% stake in Shell Gabon, by portfolio company Assala Energy Holdings
  • Chevron on the US$900 million sale of its refinery and fuels network in South Africa and Botswana
  • Onex Corporation on its €3.75 billion acquisition of SIG Combibloc Group AG, the second largest provider of aseptic carton packaging globally
  • Onex Corporation in connection with its £1.35 billion acquisition of Parkdean Resorts, a leading UK operator of caravan holiday parks
  • Sienna Biopharmaceuticals in connection with its acquisition of Creabilis plc, a privately held specialty pharmaceutical company
  • Actavis on the divestment of part of its Western European generics sale and marketing business to Aurobindo
  • The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman on its US$3.9 billion acquisition of Pharmaceutical Product Development Inc. (a leading global contract research organisation)
  • EQT on the bond and bank refinancing of Limacorporate S.p.A, one of its portfolio companies, having acted for EQT on the original buy-out financing
  • An ad hoc committee of holders of €1.3 billion notes issued by Lighthouse International Company S.A. and guaranteed on a subordinated basis by SEAT Pagine Gialle S.p.A., a publicly listed Italian directories business, in connection with its financial restructuring

Thought Leadership

  • COVID-19: Key UK Business Measures – Current State of Play -  May 04, 2020
  • UK Digital Services Tax: 1 April Brings New Tax on Global Digital Businesses -  March 20, 2020
  • DAC 6 Deadline Nears: What Does the Mandatory Disclosure Regime Mean for Taxpayers and Advisers? -  December 16, 2019
  • HMRC Issues Further Guidance on the Taxation of Cryptoassets -  November 19, 2019
  • 2019 – A Year of Change for UK Corporate Tax? -  January 31, 2019
  • What Does the UK Finance Bill 2013 Mean for Employers? -  April 05, 2013
  • The European Financial Transaction Tax: Many Questions, Some Answers -  March 04, 2013
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
Education
  • LPC, Nottingham Law School, 2009
    Distinction
  • BA (Hons) Law, University of Manchester, 2007
    First Class
Practices
  • Transactional Tax
  • Tax
  • Tax Controversy
  • International Tax