Sources note that he is a “very energetic and personable lawyer,” with one client saying, “I slept better knowing he was on our team!”

Chambers UK 2019

Edward Barnett

London
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
 
 

Ed Barnett is a partner in the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins' London office and Global Vice Chair of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. Mr. Barnett’s practice spans a variety of cross-border M&A and corporate finance transactions, including public takeovers, takeover defence, joint ventures, and private company and business acquisitions and divestments, with a particular focus in consumer, technology, pharmaceuticals, and entertainment, media, and sports sectors. His practice also focuses on company representation work, including advising on a range of corporate governance matters.

Ed Barnett’s representative matters include advising:

  • Venator Materials on its acquisition of European TiO2 paper laminates business (the “8120 Grade”) of Tronox, a producer of titanium dioxide pigment
  • Farfetch on its acquisition of certain operating assets of Style.com, an e-commerce fashion site
  • Farfetch on a joint venture to expand in the Middle East
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc on the Series A Preferred Share Financing for Sitryx Therapeutics Limited
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc on the sale of the North American rights for Keri®, a provider of skin care products, to Crown Laboratories   
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc on the sale of its Prevacid®24HR business to Perrigo Company
  • BDT Capital on its acquisition of Fox International
  • SENT Entertainment Ltd on its acquisition of Como 1907, an Italy-based football club
  • Cain International on its equity investment in Oasis BH, company that indirectly wholly owns the Beverly Hills Hilton and the Waldorf-Astoria Beverly Hills
  • Israel Chemicals Limited on its US$1 billion sale of its fire safety and oil additives business units to SK Capital Partners
  • KSL Capital on the acquisition by Apple Leisure Group, a portfolio company of KSL Capital Partners of Alua Hotels & Resorts
  • TechnipFMC plc on its tax-free spin-off into two publicly traded companies
  • On the proposed acquisition by Dana Incorporated of the driveline division of GKN plc
  • The sellers on the disposal of Method and Ecover global consumer products businesses to US private company SC Johnson
  • 888 Holdings plc on its aborted cash and share offer for bwin.party digital entertainment plc*
  • 888 Holdings plc on its proposed acquisition by William Hill plc*
  • Accenture on the acquisition of Nokia Siemens Newtorks’ IPTV business*
  • Big Bus Tours shareholders on the sale to Exponent Private Equity*
  • Coca-Cola Iberian Partners on its three-way merger with Coca-Cola Enterprises and Coca-Cola Erfrischungsgetränke, to form Coca-Cola European Partners*
  • Facebook Inc. on its acquisitions of Monoidics Ltd, LiveWire, and other confidential M&A matters*
  • Giant Network Technology Co. and other Chinese investors in connection with the acquisition of Playtika from Caesars Entertainment*
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc on its disposal of Ribena and Lucozade drinks brand to Suntory Inc. of Japan*
  • GlaxoSmithKline plc on its acquisition of Cellzone Ltd*
  • Interwoven Corp on its acquisition by Autonomy plc*
  • Kop Football Limited on the acquisition of Liverpool Football Club plc*
  • Lloyds Banking Group on the disposal of De Vere Villages and Golf Resorts*
  • Manchester United Football Club on corporate finance matters and significant commercial matters including its merchandising agreement with Adidas AG*
  • Electronic Arts on its acquisitions of Playfish and Chillingo*

* Matters handled prior to joining Latham

 
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