White & Case
Alan Burke

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Practice Experience
Alan is a corporate Partner in the firm's London office. Alan has a wide range of experience in corporate and private equity transactions, including international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, reorganisations and restructurings, representing public and private corporations, governments and banks.

Examples of recent representations include advising:
  • Saudi Aramco on the US$1.3 billion merger of the fleet and operations of its wholly-owned subsidiary Vela International Marine Ltd with The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri);
  • Camargo Corrêa and Queiroz Galvão in connection with the sale to a Japanese consortium of an equity stake in Estaleiro Atlantico Sul SA, the largest shipyard in the shipbuilding and offshore industry in Brazil;
  • Weather Investments SpA in its acquisition of Greek mobile operator TIM Hellas Telecommunications SA, a deal worth €3.4 billion;
  • En+, the Russia based metals, mining and energy group, on its US$1 billion consensual financial restructuring;
  • GDF Suez Energy International on the divestment of its 33.3 per cent. equity interest in T-Power NV, the Belgium-based power generation company, to Itochu Corporation;
  • PetroSaudi International and its subsidiaries on the purchase of the drillship "Neptune Discoverer" from the Neptune group of companies and the related assignment to PetroSaudi of a drilling contract with Petroleós de Venezuela SA;
  • the Tiberina Group in relation to its acquisition of Wagon Automotive Spol s.r.o. (Czech Republic) and its strategic partnership and investment in Wagon Automotive Nagold GmbH (Germany);
  • Nordea Bank in relation to the sale through a controlled auction process of its institutional global custody business to JPMorgan, a transaction involving approximately €200 billion of assets under custody;
  • Fidelity on the disposal of a financial services and IT consultancy business;
  • International Power and Endesa in relation to the formation of the joint venture, ElecGas SA, to develop a combined-cycle gas fired power project in Portugal;
  • Intergum, the largest manufacturer of chewing gum in Turkey, on its sale to Cadbury Schweppes for US$450 million;
  • Nordea Bank on the initial US$313.7 million purchase of a controlling stake in Russian bank JSB Orgresbank and the subsequent purchase of the remaining shareholding from management and EBRD and €100m equity capital increase;
  • Deutsche Bank in relation to the €530 million public to private financing for the acquisition of Richmond Foods plc, which was listed on the London Stock Exchange;
  • Nordea Bank on the sale of its holding in ZAO International Moscow Bank to UniCredit Group for US$395 million;
  • Deutsche Börse on an acquisition and joint venture in the UK;
  • a multinational pharmaceutical company on its acquisition of a target in Asia;
  • PetroKazakhstan as purchaser of upstream oil and gas interests in Kazakhstan;
  • Medex Petroleum Limited on the US$230 million controlled auction sale of offshore oil interests in Tunisia, by way of a controlled auction process;
  • a multinational group on the acquisition of a UK coal mine, together with the entry into associated mine management arrangements;
  • a leading German bank on a major group restructuring;
  • ABB on a management buy-out of one of its UK divisions; and
  • a major US fund on an international joint venture in the financial services sector.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales, 1999

LPC, College of Law, London, 1997
LLM, University College Dublin, Hons, 1996
Bachelor of Civil Law, University College Dublin, Hons, 1994

Awards and Recognition
Legal 500 – highly rated as a deal executioner in editions of The Legal 500 directory for legal services
Legal 50 – nominated within top 50 Irish legal professionals in UK 2013