Joseph A. Kamyar

Joseph A. Kamyar

European Counsel, Corporate
Joseph Kamyar advises on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including cross-border private mergers and acquisitions, fundraisings, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and general corporate matters, with a particular focus on the financial services, technology and media sectors.


Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Kamyar spent nine months on secondment to Brookfield Asset Management and six months on secondment at a company in Abu Dhabi.

His experience prior to joining the firm includes advising: 

  • News UK on its joint ventures with:
    • the Daily Mail with respect to both publishers’ printing operations
    • The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and Reach with respect to an advertising technology platform
  • Standard Chartered Bank on:
    • the sale of banking businesses in Angola, Cameroon, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zimbabwe
    • the investment into, and merger of, Assembly Payments and CurrencyFair, as well as on subsequent fundraisings
  •  MGFO, as majority shareholder, on Starling Bank’s £270 million Series D funding round and various governance matters
  • Atalaya, as lead investor, on Allica Bank’s £70 million funding round, as well as on subsequent fundraisings
  • Quilter on its £480 million sale of Quilter International to Utmost
  • Helios Investment Partners and CAB Payments on the IPO of CAB Payments
  • a U.K.-based global systemically important bank (GSIB) on the sale of its Greek banking business
  • Cerberus on the €1 billion acquisition of HSH Nordbank
  • Brookfield on the $5 billion acquisition of Modulaire from funds managed by TDR Capital
  • Cisco on its $700 million acquisition of Acano, a video conferencing and collaboration service provider
  • IFC, Convergence Partners and Mitsui & Co on their joint venture with Google with respect to a broadband infrastructure business
  • NatWest Markets on a Brexit-related group reorganisation, including the transfer of its European investment banking business under a Part VII scheme
  • a U.K.-based GSIB on the ringfencing of its U.K. retail and commercial banking businesses and reorganisation of its private banking business, each of which were completed under a Part VII scheme, as well as on the reorganisation of its Channel Islands business under court-approved transfer schemes in Jersey and Guernsey



  • Legal Practice Course, The University of Law, 2013
  • LL.B., University of Birmingham, UK, 2011


  • England & Wales

Joseph A. Kamyar

European Counsel, Corporate