Jessica Kemp

Partner, London



Jessica Kemp is a partner in our global Tax practice based in London. She is an international tax expert who advises on the most complex cross border transactions across a full range of taxes.

Her expertise includes advising on mergers, acquisitions and restructurings in both the public and private space as well as on ongoing advisory and contentious matters for a wide range of clients. This includes acting for public and private corporations, private equity houses, investee companies, and management teams to support them in delivering the commercial solutions that they need.

Jessica served as the first female president of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) Tax Law Commission and is currently an officer of the Taxes Committee of the International Bar Association and a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Taxation. She chairs the board of charitable trustees of the National Children's Choir of Great Britain and is a board member of the Trust of the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment and of the Merton Lawyers Association. Her work has been published by AIJA, the IBFD and the Tax Journal, the International Tax Review and Thomson Reuters Corporate Finance, among others. She previously worked in Malawi defending prisoners on death row and those accused of capital crimes.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Merton College, University of Oxford
Harvard Law School


Representation of ECI Partners and senior management shareholders on the sale of Travel Chapter to ICG.*

Representation of ECI Partners and management on their agreement to sell the Content+Cloud group to Advania.*

Representation of Noble Corporation on the business combination with Maersk Drilling.*

Representation of Bridgepoint Development Capital on its investment in Prescient Healthcare Group.*

Representation of Foresight Group on its £455m Main Market IPO.*

Representation of the management of Dreams on its acquisition by Tempur Sealy International, Inc.*

Representation of GLIL Infrastructure on its £150 million investment in Flexion Energy.*

Representation of Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) on its partnership with Broadstone.*

Representation of The Access Group on the acquisition of The Sage Group's Australia & Asia businesses.*

Representation of the management team of Inmarsat on the implementation of a new management incentive plan following the completion of a take private transaction by a four party consortium of Apax, Warburg Pincus, The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board.*

Representation of Premier Rugby Limited, the top division of English rugby union, on a major investment by, and landmark new partnership with, the private equity firm CVC Capital Partners.

Representation of Sir Martin Sorrell and S4 Capital Limited on S4's establishment, accelerated £51 million private placement and share-for-share reverse acquisition by S4 Capital plc and on further acquisitions by the S4 group.*

Representation of Shazam on its acquisition by an American multinational technology company and various technical post-completion matters.*

Representation of Lifezone Metals in respect of the purchase of the Kabanga Nickel Project from Barrick and Glencore a subsequent investment by BHP into the project and a $1bn SPAC transaction in respect of the group with Go Green.*

Representation of 3i in respect of its acquisition and subsequent disposal of aspen pumps.*

Representation of Ancala Partners on the acquisition of a 50% interest in Dragon LNG Group Limited from Petronas.*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case

Awards and Recognition

Global Elite Thought Leader - Who's Who Legal: Corporate Tax 2023

'Next Generation Partner' 
Legal 500 2023 

'Global Leader' for Advisory Corporate Tax
Who's Who Legal 2022