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Ronan P O'Sullivan

Managing Partner
London
100 Bishopsgate
London,
EC2N 4AG
United Kingdom

Fax: 44-020-3023-5427

Overview

Ronan O'Sullivan is one of the Managing Partners of Paul Hastings. Prior to becoming Managing Partner of the Firm, he was Chair of the London Office and Vice Chair of the global Corporate Department. Mr. O'Sullivan focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance and has considerable experience in private and public takeover work, joint ventures and domestic and cross-border restructurings.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • Recommended for Corporate/ M&A - Chambers U.K., 2013 - 2020

  • Interviewees say: "He's highly pragmatic, really thoughtful, a fantastic negotiator and someone who has a really nice temperament." - Chambers U.K., 2020

  • Ronan O'Sullivan of Paul Hastings is considered a "seasoned professional who is practical and very commercial in his advice." - Chambers U.K., 2019

  • Described by clients as a "bright, gifted lawyer who really guides clients well" - Chambers U.K., 2018 

  • Ronan O'Sullivan "knows our business really well; he can apply the law to the business in a practical way." He is a well-regarded name in the field and has recently advised clients in the sports, shipping and private equity areas" - Chambers U.K., 2017 

  • The "extremely knowledgeable and very deal-oriented" Ronan O'Sullivan heads the corporate practice at Paul Hastings. Clients appreciate that "he's very personable" and has "taken the time to understand us and our business - Chambers U.K., 2016

  • Ronan O'Sullivan gains plaudits from commentators for his creativity and work ethic and is described as "incredibly efficient" - Chambers U.K., 2015

  • Ronan O'Sullivan is "exceptionally responsive" and "sensible, pragmatic and helpful," clients say - Chambers U.K., 2014

  • Ronan O'Sullivan is lauded by clients, who say: "We value him highly; he is well regarded in the legal department and very well respected in the industry" - Chambers U.K., 2013

Education

  • The University of Oxford - St Edmund Hall College, B.C.L., 1995 (First-class honours)

 

Speaking Engagements

  • Brexit - The UK's departure from the single market, January 2017

  • UK chapter of China Law & Practice's 2016 China Outbound Investment Guide

  • PLC Magazine Pricing Mechanisms: Locked Box vs Completion Accounts, February 2012

Recent Representations

Mr. O'Sullivan's recent experience includes advising:

  • City Football Group Limited, the owner and operator of football clubs, with total or partial ownership of clubs in eight major cities across the world: Manchester City in the UK, New York City FC in the US, Melbourne FC in Australia, Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan, Club Atletico Torque in Uruguay, Girona Futbol Club in Spain, Sichuan Jiuniu FC in China and Mumbai City Football Club in India on: 

    • the investment by a consortium of high-profile Chinese institutional investors led by China Media Capital in 2015; and

    • the investment by U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake, which saw Silver Lake invest $500 million for just over 10% of the company's post-investment equity, valuing the business at approximately $4.8 billion.

  • Jacobs Engineering Group on its acquisition of Wood Group's Nuclear business for £250 million;

  • Teleperformance SE in the Company's acquisition of Intelenet from Blackstone for a total consideration of $1 billion;

  • Madison Solutions Energy Corporation, Madison Industries' energy division, on its acquisition of Centek Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries, a leading designer and manufacturer of revolutionary bow spring centralizers which provide optimum pipe centralization products;

  • Jacobs Engineering on its agreement with Saudi Aramco to form a Saudi Arabian-based joint venture to provide PMCM services to clients in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and across the Middle East and North Africa; 

  • Aman Resorts on a number of confidential transactions; 

  • Starwood Capital on its joint venture with Tunstall Real Estate Management to implement the acquisition of U.K. social housing regeneration company, Pinnacle Group Limited; 

  • An ad hoc committee of various bondholders on the recapitalisation of the Co-operative Bank plc

  • DXC Technology (formerly Computer Sciences Corporation) on its strategic alliance with, and investment in, eBECS Limited; 

  • Filtration Group on the acquisition of the Porous Technologies business of U.K.-based industrial group Essentra plc. for £220 million; 

  • City Football Group, the owner of football-related businesses including Manchester City FC, New York City FC, Melbourne City FC, and a minority shareholder in Yokohama F. Marinos, on the $400m investment by China Media.

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate
Private Equity
Technology
Securities and Capital Markets
Emerging Growth Companies
Bank Regulatory
Europe
Life Sciences and Healthcare
Fintech and Payments
Payment Systems
Impact and Sustainability
ESG Risk, Strategy, and Compliance
Impact Investing

Languages

englisch

Admissions

England and Wales Solicitor

Education

University of Oxford - St. Edmund Hall, B.C.L. 1995
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, LL.B. 1994

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