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Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Clifford Chance LLP

New York, NY, USA


Sarah is a partner in the Corporate practice of Clifford Chance and is the Head of our global Consumer Goods group. She has extensive experience in advising multinational corporations on high profile, complex, cross-border M&A in particular in the consumer goods sector. Sarah regularly provides advice on the establishment and ongoing conduct of joint ventures in a wide variety of industries.

Recent experience includes advising:

  • Mondelez International on the combination of its global coffee business with D.E. Master Blenders 1753 B.V to be named Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) and, prior to closing, on its internal restructuring to separate coffee from Mondelez's other operations across more than 40 jurisdictions
  • GTECH S.p.A. on its change of corporate seat from Italy to the UK (by means of a European cross border merger) and its acquisition of IGT (by means of a US merger) for an aggregate consideration of US$4.6 billion
  • Kraft Foods on its £11.6 billion takeover of Cadbury and subsequent reorganization
  • Philip Morris International in its acquisition of a 20% equity interest in Megapolis Distribution BV in Russia for $750 million
  • Bridgepoint in the sale of the Permaswage Group to Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC).
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc. on its takeover of Psion plc
  • TAM Airlines in its US$7 billion merger with Lan Chile to form LATAM Airlines Group S.A.  
  • Kraft Foods on its €5.3 billion acquisition of the global biscuits business of Danone
  • Kraft Foods on its US$1.067 billion acquisition of the Iberian biscuits operations of United Biscuits
  • Phillip Morris International on its US$5.2 billion acquisition of HM Sampoerna TBK
  • Altria Group on the US$5.622 billion merger of Miller Brewing with South African Breweries (to form SABMiller)
Sarah Jones is associated with the following items:
Transcripts  Transcripts Negotiating Acquisition Agreements in Tough Times - Negotiating Acquisition Agreements in Tough Times, Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Negotiating Acquisition Agreements in Uncertain Times - Negotiating Acquisition Agreements in Uncertain Times, Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Negotiating Acquisition Agreements in Uncertain Times - Negotiating Acquisition Agreements in Uncertain Times, Friday, March 09, 2012
Developments in Mergers & Acquisitions - Developments in Mergers & Acquisitions, Thursday, March 15, 2012
Navigating the Impact of the European Sovereign Debt Crisis on Multinational Companies - Navigating the Impact of the European Sovereign Debt Crisis on Multinational Companies, Tuesday, October 09, 2012
The Art of Deal Structuring - The Art of Deal Structuring, Thursday, March 14, 2013
The Art of Deal Structuring - The Art of Deal Structuring, Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Web Segment  Web Segment The Art of Deal Structuring - Doing Deals 2015: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 18, 2015
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Art of Deal Structuring - The Art of Deal Structuring, Wednesday, March 18, 2015
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg The Art of Deal Structuring - The Art of Deal Structuring, Wednesday, March 18, 2015
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Doing Deals 2015: The Art of M&A Transactional Practice, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, New York, NY
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