Lachlan Low

Counsel, London

Biography

Overview

Lachlan Low is counsel in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London.

He has experience across a broad range of cross-border matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.

As a chartered company secretary, Lachlan also manages the White & Case UK Public Company Advisory team which advises UK public companies on their day-to-day legal affairs and engages with listed companies outside of their transaction cycle to provide advice on a range of matters, with a particular focus on corporate governance and corporate advisory.

Prior to joining White & Case, Lachlan worked as UK counsel for a listed, market leading, global allergy immunotherapy company and has also worked in the London office of a leading global law firm where he specialised in corporate transactions in the financial institutions sector, also advising on non-contentious regulatory and governance matters.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor, England and Wales
Education
ACG

The Chartered Governance Institute

LLB
The College of Law
MA (Hons)
Cambridge University

Downing College

Languages
English

Experience

  • Representation of The Co-operative Bank on:
    • its £3.2 billion bank balance sheet re-calibration exercise, which involved contemporaneous court-approved capital reduction processes at the level of The Co-operative Bank and its UK holding company
    • its formal sale process under the UK Takeover Code and successful capital restructuring and change of control, including £250 million of new investment by a committee of bondholders and £450 million capitalisation of Tier 2 bonds
  • Representation of Avast plc, the FTSE100 global leader in digital security and privacy, on its proposed US$9.2 billion merger with NortonLifeLock Inc. which is being structured as a takeover of Avast by NortonLifeLock.
  • Representation of MotorK Plc on its initial public offering on Euronext Amsterdam.
  • Representation of Rio Tinto, Amigo, Avast, Next15, Alfa Financial Software Holdings, DiscoverIE, Energean Oil & Gas and Stallergenes Greer on their continuing corporate legal obligations as private and publically listed companies, including AGM project management and annual report and accounts process
  • Representation of Bright Scholar on its purchase of CATS Colleges, a network of schools in UK, China and North America
  • Representation of ComplyAdvantage on its US$30 million Series B fundraising round led by Index Ventures and Balderton Capital
  • Representation of Legal and General Assurance Society on the acquisition of part of Scottish Equitable's annuity portfolio*
  • Representation of National Australia Bank on its £1.58 billion demerger and IPO of CYBG*
  • Representation of Equistone Partners Europe on the sale of its majority stake in the insurance broker A-Plan to HgCapital*
  • Representation of Euroins Insurance Group on the regulatory aspects of their €50 million issuance of floating rate subordinated notes*
  • Representation of Deutsche Bank on the auction sale of its asset management business to Permira and the sale of its London wealth management business to Rathbone Brothers Plc*
  • Representation of Mizuho Bank on the sale of its portfolio of private equity fund interests to Lexington Capital Partners and the establishment of a new parallel fund, with a transaction value in excess of £1 billion*
  • Representation of ICAP on its multi-jurisdictional intra-group reorganisation*
  • Representation of XL Insurance Company on its conversion to a Societas Europea ("SE") under the European SE Regulations*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case

Awards and Recognition

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