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Robin Johnson, Partner

Robin Johnson

Partner

Practice areas

  • Brexit
  • Chemicals
  • Corporate
  • Health and life sciences
  • Industrial engineering
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Transport

Practice notes

Brexit Law and the legal implications for businessesRobin is Co Chair of Eversheds Sutherland Cross Border M&A Team and runs a team across 30 jurisdictions of over 100 lawyers. He is also Sector Chair of the Diversified Industrial Sector Group.

Mergermarket has placed Robin regularly in the top 10 of their Rainmaker leagues in the last 8 years.  

Legal Business in the UK recently voted Robin as one of the top ten M&A lawyers in the UK.

In 2010-2011, Robin had a secondment to Parker Hannifin to assist in a major European restructure and in 2013 spent 4 months as Interim European and Asian GC for Archer Daniels Midland. In 2012, Robin spent 4 months researching and writing Eversheds award winning “M&A Blueprint : Inception to Integration” report.  

Robin has authored many articles including being published in the Baird Monthly M&A Monitor, International Financial Law Review, The Journal of Private Equity and the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel and European Private Equity Journal. He recently spoke on an ACC webcast on Top 10 Tips in M&A and Robin has also spoken on similar topics for the American Bar Association, National Directors' Institute of Chicago and the Manufacturer's Alliance. He was asked by Wall Street Journal to write an “opinion piece” in January 2010.

He wrote the chapter on international joint ventures in the UK in the ABA International Joint Ventures the Transactional Guide for US Lawyers.

Robin is a member of the ABA International M&A Task Force and a member of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Married with two children, he is a keen golfer and when he can, follows the English cricket team.

He is a non-executive director of the University of Leeds, one of the largest universities in England and Wales.

Robin is on the consulting editorial board for Lexis PLS for corporate M&A.

One minute on cross-border M&A trends with Robin Johnson

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