Gee

Tim Gee

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Tim Gee is a corporate partner in Baker McKenzie's London office and heads the Consumer Goods & Retail Group. He is also a member of the Firm's Industrials, Manufacturing and Transport group. 

Practice Focus

Tim advises on M&A and broader corporate strategy matters, particularly in the consumer and industrial sectors, with a focus on businesses operating in complex, global environments.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Unilever on (a) acquisitions in the build out of its Prestige division, as part of its drive up the value chain and into e-commerce distribution channels; (b) brand disposals, as part of the successful management of its portfolio to concentrate on fewer, bigger brands; and (c) on entry into complex new markets, such as its recent investment into Myanmar.
  • Advised Carlsbergon its overseas investment strategy, including the USD 1.2 billion takeover of Baltika in Russia and its on-going investment in Habeco in Vietnam.
  • BAT on the expansion of its business into new markets, including Russia, Poland, Hungary and, most recently, Bulgaria through the acquisition of Bulgartabac.
  • Advised Lafarge Holcim on the post-merger rationalisation of its investment portfolio, including the sale of its 65% stake in Lafarge Holcim Vietnam to Siam City Cement (EV CHF564m), the sale of a 54.3% controlling stake in its listed affiliate in Chile, Cemento Polpaico (EV CHF270m), the sale of Holcim Lanka (EV CHF400m), and the disposal of its interests in two businesses in Turkey.
  • Advised FedEx on its strategy for the development of its European express business, through the intervention to disrupt UPS' takeover offer for TNT Express and then leading FedEx's successful follow on USD 4.8 billion takeover offer for TNT Express.
  • Advised Cargillon its two largest transactions to date, its USD 2.1 billion acquisition of global animal feed business, Provimi, from Permira and its USD 1.35 billion acquisition of global fish food provider, EWOS, from Bain Capital and Altor.

Admissions

  • Hong Kong (1989)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (1986)

Education

  • College of Law at Guildford (S.F.E.) (1984)
  • Oxford University (Worcester College) (B.A.) (1983)

Languages

  • English

Previous Offices

  • Hong Kong