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Robert M. Gray

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Services Limited

Biography

Robert is a partner in Baker McKenzie's London Corporate Group. He advises regularly on the structuring and negotiating of cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and complex carve-outs. Robert recently returned from secondment to Baker & McKenzie's Moscow office where he was responsible for overseeing English law corporate transactional work across the CIS region, and he continues to divide his time between the Moscow and London offices.

Practice Focus

  • Represented Chr. Hansen A/S on the global carve-out and sale of its Natural Colors Division.

  • Represented Ecolab, Inc. on its acquisition of online training provider, Lobster Ink.

  • Represented Zebra Technologies Corporation on it acquisition of Cortexica Vision Systems.

  • Represented Emerson Electric Company on its acquisition of the valves and controls business of Pentair plc.

  • Represented Emerson Electric Company on its acquisition of GE's Intelligent Platforms Business.

  • Represented W.R. Grace & Co., a NYSE listed chemical production company, on the international carve-out and spin-off of its GCP Construction Producs business.

  • Advised GCP Applied Technologies on its disposal of its Darex Brand to Henkel AG.

  • Represented MHP, a leading international agro-industrial group, on the acquisition of international food-processing company, Perutnina Ptuj's Southern and Eastern European operations.

  • Represented Archer Daniels Midland on the establishment of its Russian joint venture.

  • Represented Smith & Nephew plc on its acquisition of a Russian trauma and orthopedics distribution business.

  • Advised WestLB on the sale of its Russian subsidiary Bank WestLB Vostok to the majority shareholder of Expobank.

  • Advised The Walt Disney Corporation on the establishment of the Disney Channel in Russia.

  • Advised Kaspersky Labs Limited in connection with its sale of a minority interest to General Atlantic.

Admissions

  • Scotland (2008)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2008)

Education

  • University of Edinburgh (Diploma in Legal Practice) (2006)
  • University of Edinburgh (LLB Honors (First Class)) (2005)

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Russian

Previous Offices

  • Moscow