Ian Bagshaw | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Ian Bagshaw
Ian Bagshaw

Ian Bagshaw

Partner, London

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The “outstanding lawyer and dealmaker” Ian Bagshaw is “a real rock star,” according to clients, who appreciate his “responsive and client-focused”approach. He continues to advise leading names such as CVC Capital Partners on a range of private equity deals.

Chambers 2016


Ian is the co-head of both the Firm's Global and EMEA Private Equity Groups. He focuses primarily on Financial Investors and Corporates acquiring from Financial Investors.

Ian brings a wealth of knowledge to his clients, allowing them to proceed confidently with their transactions.

He has developed relationships with a number of key clients, including: Actavis Group, Actera Partners, Alvogen, Arcapita, Arle, Avast Software, Blue Water Energy, Bridgepoint, Bupa, Cott Corporation, CVC Capital Partners, The Carlyle Group, DX Group, GHO, Harbour Energy, Keter Group, Novator, Mid Europa, Paradise Capital, Parques Reunidos, Play, Privax, Qatar Holding LLC, Rhône Capital, Sagol Family, The Smithfield Group, Summit Partners, Triton Partners and 3i.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor of England and Wales


  • College of Law, York
  • LLB, Sheffield University


  • English



Ian represented Avast on its US$816.6 million (£602 million) initial public offering (IPO), the biggest ever software IPO on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Diaverum Sverige AB

Ian represented Diaverum Sverige AB on its sale of 5 renal care centres in Australia and New Zealand.

PPF Group

Ian represented PPF Group, a global private equity investor, in the €2.8 billion acquisition of Telenor’s telecommunications assets in Central & Eastern Europe.

Lightsource Renewable Energy Investments Limited

Ian represented Lightsource Renewable Energy Investments Limited, Europe's largest solar development company, on its sale of a stake to BP.

Blue Water Energy LLP

Ian represented Blue Water Energy LLP, a leading London-based energy investment firm specializing in oil and gas, on the acquisition from Carlyle (and others) of Authentix, a Dallas based company that uses proprietary technology to trace and authenticate fuel, money, tobacco and high-end spirits.

Rhône on VistaJet investment

Ian represented Rhône on its investment in VistaJet. The transaction values VistaJet, the global aviation company with a fleet of more than 70 aircraft that flies corporations, governments and private clients to 187 countries worldwide, at US$2.5 billion.

Harbour Energy on US$3 Billion Acquisition of Oil and Natural Gas Assets from Shell UK

Ian represented Harbour Energy Limited, the energy investment vehicle managed by EIG Global Energy Partners, on its agreement to lead the US$3 billion acquisition by Chrysaor Holdings Limited of a diversified portfolio of oil and natural gas assets in the North Sea from Shell UK and its affiliates.

€1 Billion Play Communications IPO

Ian represented Play Communications S.A. (Play) and its shareholders, Novator and Olympia, on the €1 billion initial public offering of Play on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, which values the company at €4 billion (PLN 16 billion).

Bridgepoint on £750 Million Acquisition of Zenith from HgCapital

Ian represented Bridgepoint on its £750 million acquisition of Zenith, the UK's largest independent vehicle leasing business, from private equity firm HgCapital.

Smithfield Group on CAN$1.13 Billion Sale of Innovia to CCL Industries

Ian represented The Smithfield Group, managing shareholder of Innovia Group, on the CAN$1.13 billion (€810 million) sale of Innovia to CCL Industries Inc.

Bupa on £835 Million Acquisition of Oasis Dental Care

Ian represented Bupa on its £835 million acquisition of Oasis Dental Care, the UK's leading private dental provider, from European private equity group Bridgepoint.

Sagol Family on Sale of Majority Stake in Keter Plastic to BC Partners

Ian represented Sami and Itzhak Sagol on the sale of an 80 percent stake in Keter Plastic, a member of the Keter Group, to BC Partners, one of the world's leading private equity firms with €12 billion of assets under management.

Avast on US$1.3 Billion Acquisition of AVG

Ian represented Avast Software, one of the world's major players in the security software market, on its agreement to acquire New York Stock Exchange-listed AVG Technologies N.V., a developer of business, mobile and PC device security software applications, for a total consideration of US$1.3 billion.

CVC Capital Partners-Led Investment Consortium on Acquisition of Controlling Stake in Alvogen

Ian represented an investment consortium led by CVC Capital Partners, one of the world's leading private equity and investment advisory firms, and including Singapore-based investment company Temasek and Vatera Healthcare, on the acquisition of a controlling stake in Alvogen from Pamplona Capital Management.

Rhône Capital on Acquisition of Ask Chemicals

Ian represented global private equity firm Rhône Capital LLC on the acquisition by its affiliates of ASK Chemicals GmbH from Ashland Inc. and Clariant.

Mid Europa Partners on Sale of Zabka Polska to CVC

Ian represented Mid Europa Partners, the leading private equity investor in Central and South Eastern Europe, on the sale of Zabka Polska to funds advised by CVC Capital Partners.

Awards & Recognition

The Legal 500 Hall of Fame, July 2018

M&A Advisor Leadership Award 2018

Ian has been awarded a Band 1 ranking by Chambers and has been recognised as a Leading individual by The Legal 500. He is also named in The Lawyer’s 2017 "Hot 100" for the second time and is credited by Mergermarket as achieving the highest transaction value of any UK lawyer for H1 2017.