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Susanna Beard

Of Counsel
Baker & McKenzie LLP


Susanna is Of Counsel in Baker McKenzie's Private Equity and Funds group. Susanna advises clients on a broad range of investments, shareholders arrangements and private M&A transactions, with a focus on infrastructure and energy deals.

Susanna is also a member of the Alternative Capital practice and advises founders, family offices and sovereign wealth on a range of investment and structuring solutions.

Susanna's clients include private equity sponsors, family offices, portfolio businesses and corporates.

Representative Legal Matters

Private Equity and M&A Transactions

  • Advising Axium Infrastructure on its European fund formation and first two portfolio acquisitions;

  • Advising Tradeshift, Inc., on a major equity recapitalisation, debt restructuring and USD 70 million fintech JV with HSBC Bank UK PLC;

  • Advising a landscaping and green space maintenance provider backed by Core Equity on a number of European consolidation acquisitions;

  • Advising an entity controlled by the Reuben Brothers on the acquisition of the Admiralty Arch building in central London;

  • Advising InterGlobe Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, an Indian aviation, hotel and travel conglomerate on the buy-out of their joint venture partner and hotel operator in Europe.

  • Advising Afendis Capital Partners in connection with two portfolio acquisitions in Spain and in Italy in consortium with a fund managed by Davidson Kempner.

Energy Projects and Transactions

  • Advising the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation with respect to a LNG floating storage and regasification unit project.

  • Advising the Government of Guinea with respect to a bauxite mining concession.

  • Representing GAIL (India) Ltd in connection with its bid to acquire a portfolio of oil and gas assets offshore East Africa.

  • Advising Gail (India) Limited in connection with the proposed farm-in to several production sharing agreements and an integrated LNG project in East Africa.

  • Advising Flowstream Commodities, a start-up fund, in connection with its acquisition of a net profit interest over a Thai offshore petroleum concession.

  • Advising Reliance Industries in connection with a refinery project in Iraq.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales


  • England & Wales (Solicitor)~United Kingdom (2009)


  • BPP Law School (Legal Practice Course with Distinction.) (2006)
  • BPP Law School (Graduate Diploma in Law) (2005)
  • University of Leeds (BSc (Hons) in Geography) (2003)