Philip Broke

Partner, London


“Philip Broke is described by sources as a ‘very, very knowledgeable’ individual who is ‘incredibly proactive’.”
Chambers UK 2015


Philip Broke's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets, and he has extensive experience in public mergers and acquisitions.

He is a Partner in the M&A/Corporate Group in the Firm's London office where he works on complex domestic and international transactions.

Philip counts public listed companies, international corporations, investment banks and funds among his clients. Recent such organisations that have benefited from his expertise include Deutsche Bank, GSO, ICBC, Jefferies, JP Morgan, New World Resources plc, Royal Bank of Canada, Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc, International Personal Finance plc and Sinclair IS Pharma plc. Significant recent transactions include Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd’s acquisition of a majority stake in Standard Bank plc, and New World Resources plc’s financial restructuring, rights issue and placing.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Cambridge University


Representation of Japanese investment banking and securities firm Mizuho Securities as financial adviser to SoftBank Group Corp. on its landmark acquisition for £24.3 billion of ARM Holdings plc.

Representation of Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc, a FTSE 100 Company, on its $2.1 billion acquisition of Roxane from Boehringer Ingleheim.

Representation of ICBC, the world's largest bank by assets, on its US$770 million acquisition of a majority stake in Standard Bank plc.

Representation of First State Investments on its acquisition of 29.69% of Gdansk Transport Company, the concession holder for Poland's A1 motorway, from John Laing Infrastructure.

Representation of Goldman Sachs International, financial adviser to Banco de Sabadell S.A., a leading Spanish bank, in its £1.7 billion public cash offer for TSB Banking Group Plc.

Representation of RBC as sponsor on Premier Oil PLC's acquisition of E.On's North Sea assets.

Representation of Sinclair Pharma plc on its sale of its medical dermatology business.

Representation of Deutsche Bank as the financial adviser of International Consolidated Airlines Group SA in connection with its offer for Aer Lingus Group Plc. Deal value: approximately €1.4 billion.

Representation of the owners of Miniclip, the mobile and online game publisher, on the sale of a majority stake to Tencent Holdings and the related shareholders' agreement.

Representation of New World Resources PLC on its corporate restructuring. This deal won "2014 Industrial Goods and Basic Resources Deal of the Year" at M&A Advisor's Turnaround Awards and "Best Restructuring in CEE 2015" at the EMEA Finance Achievement Awards.


United Kingdom chapter, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mergers & Acquisitions

Trends in UK Public M&A 2018, LexisNexis Market Tracker Trend Report

Awards and Recognition

Leading Lawyer:, Chambers UK 2015, Chambers Global 2014
Corporate/ M&A – UK

Leading Individual:, The Legal 500, 2014
M&A and Equity Capital Markets – UK