Oliver Feslier Holmes

Oliver Feslier Holmes

Baker & McKenzie Services Limited
Admitted to practice in New Zealand


Oliver is a senior associate in the Firm's Corporate Practice Group based in London. He advises domestic and international clients on private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and general corporate matters.

Oliver's practice covers a variety of sectors, with a particular focus on TMT, infrastructure and real estate.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Google on the USD 1 billion acquisition of its London headquarters from Legal & General, Mitsubishi and ReAssure.

  • Advised Equinix, Inc. on a number of joint ventures with GIC and PGIM in relation to the development and operation of hyperscale data centres (total value of USD 6 billion).

  • Advised KKR on aspects of its USD 4.3 billion investment in multinational cosmetics and beauty company Coty Inc.

  • Advised Platinum Equity LLC on aspects of its USD 2 billion acquisition of the global LifeScan business from Johnson & Johnson.

  • Advised GlaxoSmithKline plc on aspects of its joint venture transaction with Pfizer Inc., which merged their respective consumer healthcare businesses (with a combined value of USD 45 billion).

  • Advised a European-based consortium on its acquisition of a prominent Hilton hotel.

  • Advised Townsend Holdings LLC on a number of real estate fund transactions.

  • Advised the Siam Commercial Bank on its equity investment in The Currency Cloud Group and its subsequent disposal to Visa, Inc.

  • Advised Finbourne Technology on its Series A funding round, led by Fidelity.

  • Advised EigenTechnologies on a convertible investment round, led by Sony, Goldman Sachs, Anthemis and ING.

  • Advised Xperi Holding Corporation on aspects of its USD 120m acquisition of Vewd Software Holding Limited.

  • Advised the Cicor Group, a leading publicly listed international technology company, on its acquisition of Axis Electronics.

  • Advised Glencore International A.G. on its disposal of an industry critical software business to Valsoft Corporation.

  • Advised Mantos Copper on a USD 250 million investment round, led by Audley Capital Advisors LLP and Orion Resources.

  • Advised Inspired Education Holdings on aspects of its acquisition of The King’s College Group.

  • Advised Global Ports Holdings on a joint venture in relation to the re-development the Prince George Wharf and the operation of Nassau Cruise Terminal in the Bahamas.

  • Advised Shanghai Lisheng Racing-Car Culture Co., Ltd on its acquisition of NIO NextEV (UK) Limited, the Formula E Racing Team.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Zealand Law Society


  • New Zealand (Barrister & Solicitor) (2016)


  • Victoria University of Wellington (Bachelor of Laws) (2016)
  • Victoria University of Wellington (Bachelor of Arts) (2016)
  • College of Law, New Zealand (Professional Legal Studies) (2016)