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Lee Harris, Principal Associate

Lee Harris

Principal Associate

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Technology

Practice notes

Lee is a principal associate in our corporate group. He works on a wide variety of domestic and international corporate transactions and has extensive expertise in share and asset transfers, strategic divestments, private equity transactions, reorganisations and matters of company law compliance.

Lee has a particular focus on advising multinational corporates on domestic and cross-border transactions, including:

  • Advising the family sellers on their £687m sale of their global plumbing business to an Australian listed corporate;
  • Advising one of the world largest commodities merchants on the sale of its pan-African fertilisers and inputs business to private equity;
  • Advising a leading engineering and construction groups on its formation and acquisition of a majority stake in a $340m substation technology JV;
  • Advising a private equity house on their £92m buyout of a compliance advisory technology group and subsequent bolt on acquisitions to support organic growth;
  • Acting on the divestment by a listed aviation services provider of its aircraft servicing and refuelling business for $202m in a transaction spanning jurisdictions including the USA, the UK and Asia;
  • Advising a consortium of investment funds on their £423million acquisition of three UK onshore and offshore wind farms from an energy and services company, being the first transaction of this nature in the UK;
  • Acting for a US Private Equity House on its $200million acquisition of an e-commerce group located across 7 European and American jurisdictions; and
  • Advising a Cinemas group on its disposal of five UK cinemas to a UK listed plc for £94million which also involved navigating complicated competition clearance issues.

Lee is a member of various client service teams and works closely with a number of our key global clients on various strategic M&A matters. Lee is also a member of our corporate restructures group.