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Isabel Carty

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Services Limited

Biography

Isabel Carty is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Global Energy, Mining and Infrastructure group based in London. She joined the Firm as a trainee solicitor in September 2012, completing departmental rotations in the Corporate - Public Companies and Takeovers, Dispute Resolution, and Corporate - Energy Mining and Infrastructure departments. Isabel was seconded to Rio Tinto and DMGT plc, in each case based in their London offices working as part of the in-house legal team.

Practice Focus

Isabel focuses on mergers and acquisitions transactions in the energy and natural resources sectors, as well as general corporate law matters.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised various Westinghouse entities in respect of the financial distress and subsequent Chapter 11 bankruptcy process of Westinghouse LLC and certain of its subsidiaries, including the Chapter 11 exit and associated sale process.
  • Acted for the seller in respect of put and call option arrangements in respect of a mineral processing complex in Saudi Arabia.
  • Acted for the purchaser on the potential acquisition of distressed oil and gas interests in Egypt, Morocco and Tanzania.
  • Acted for the seller in the dual track distressed sale process in respect of the seller's grinding media business.
  • Acted for the seller in the distressed sale of an interest in oil and gas assets in Azerbaijan.
  • Acted for a storage terminals company in relation to a mergers and acquisitions transaction.
  • Advised a private equity client on its investment in a coal mine.
  • Acted for Turquoise Hill on the USD 300 million sale of its stake in Altynalmas Gold by way of competitive auction.
  • Acted for a client in relation to the acquisition of a gold mine in Nigeria.
  • Acted for Leemar Investments FZE on its acquisition of a 50% interest in the SushiSamba restaurant business and the establishment of a separate joint venture with SushiSamba's founders for the expansion of the brand.

Corporate Responsibility

Isabel is a member of Baker McKenzie's BakerWomen gender diversity and inclusion group, Pro Bono Committee and Graduate Recruitment Committee. She also serves as a trustee on the board of The National Pro Bono Centre.

Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2013)

Education

  • University of Law (LLB) (2011)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc Human Rights) (2009)
  • University of St. Andrews (MA Honors in International Relations) (2008)