Alistair Craig

Alistair J Craig

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Services Limited

Biography

Alistair Craig is a partner in Baker McKenzie's London office where he leads the Transaction Tax team. He also chairs the Firm’s EMEA Tax Planning and Transactions sub-group. Before joining the Firm in 2013, Alistair worked in the transaction tax and international tax services groups at Ernst & Young.

Practice Focus

Alistair advises on all areas of UK and international corporate tax, with a particular focus on cross-border M&A work for a wide range of multinational corporates and private equity clients. His practice encompasses tax structuring, tax due diligence, negotiation of the tax aspects of deal documentation and post-transaction integration. He also counsels clients on general international tax advisory matters, including complex group reorganisations, cross-border financing and supply chain structures.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Jain Irrigation on the merger of its international irrigation business with Rivulis
  • Advised Embracer Group on a number of transactions in the video games sector
  • Acted for Puig on its acquisition of a majority stake in Charlotte Tilbury, the iconic British luxury make-up and skincare brand.
  • Acted for Unilever on a number of transactions including its EUR 3.3 billion acquisition of GSK’s health food drinks portfolio in Asia.
  • Advised Vertiv Holdings on its USD 1.8 billion acquisition of E&I Engineering Ireland and its affiliate, Powerbar Gulf.
  • Acted for Accenture on a number of UK and European acquisitions.
  • Acted for H.I.G. Capital on the acquisition of Aspire Pharma Ltd.
  • Advised The Rohatyn Group (TRG) on the sale of Pet Network to A&M Capital Europe.
  • Advised Mondel─ôz International on the acquisition of a majority interest in Grenade.
  • Acted for FedEx on the acquisition and post-acquisition integration of TNT Express BV.
  • Acted for Abbott Laboratories on the UK aspects of the sale of their non-US developed markets specialty and branded generics business to Mylan NV.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Taxation - Chartered Tax Advisor

Education

  • University of Glasgow (LL.B. (Hons) European Law and French) (1998)

Languages

  • English
  • French