Adam Howard focuses on international corporate finance and public M&A transactions. He has advised both issuers and underwriters in connection with offerings of equity and debt securities and listings in London and on various international exchanges.


In 2016, Mr. Howard was named by the Financial News as one of their 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Legal Services. In 2015, Mr. Howard received The M&A Advisor’s European Emerging Leaders Award, which recognises industry professionals who have reached a significant level of success and made notable contributions to their industry and community.

His experience includes advising:

  • Phoenix Group Holdings on its proposed £2.93 billion acquisition of Standard Life Assurance and strategic partnership with Standard Life Aberdeen plc;
  • Vantiv, Inc. in its $10.4 billion acquisition of Worldpay Group plc;
  • Morgan Stanley as financial advisor to Global Business Travel Holdings Limited in its acquisition of Hogg Robinson Group plc for £400 million;
  • Eurasia Drilling Company Limited in the acquisition of a 51 percent stake by Schlumberger Limited and the acquisition of a minority stake by a consortium of investors;
  • Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan as financial advisors to Michael Kors in its $1.2 billion acquisition of Jimmy Choo;
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co. as financial advisor to Kennedy-Wilson Holdings, Inc. in its £1.5 billion merger with Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate Plc;
  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. in connection with the establishment of its US$3 billion Euro-commercial paper programme;
  • Phoenix Group Holdings in its fully underwritten rights issue to raise £735 million to partially finance the acquisition of Abbey Life from Deutsche Bank AG;
  • Ball Corporation in its US$8.4 billion acquisition of Rexam PLC;
  • the majority shareholders of Eurasia Drilling Company Limited, the largest provider of onshore drilling services in Russia, in its US$1.7 billion take-private transaction;
  • CF Industries Holdings, Inc. in its US$8 billion acquisition of the European, North American and global distribution businesses of OCI N.V.;
  • J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as financial advisor to Equinix, Inc., the world’s largest IBX data centre and colocation provider, in its US$3.6 billion acquisition of Telecity Group plc;
  • Atrium European Real Estate Limited in connection with its offering and listing of €500 million 3.625% Eurobonds due 2022 and €350 million 4% Eurobonds due 2020;
  • the dealer managers, in connection with the exchange offer by Compañía Latinoamericana de Infraestructura & Servicios S.A. to holders of its US$120 million 9.5% Series 3 Notes due 2016 for its new 11.5% Series 4 Notes due 2019;
  • Pfizer Inc. in connection with its US$118 billion proposal to acquire AstraZeneca PLC;
  • the joint bookrunners in the US$1 billion initial public offering of global depositary receipts of Lenta Limited (owned by TPG Capital, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and VTB Capital), an operator of hypermarket and supermarket stores in Russia. This was the first dual listing of GDRs on the London and Moscow Stock Exchange; and
  • Altimo Holdings & Investments Ltd. in connection with its US$1.8 billion tender offer for a 49 percent stake in Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E.



  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2007 (Distinction)
  • M.A. (Law), University of Cambridge, 2005


  • Solicitor, England and Wales

Adam M. Howard