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William Holder

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Will Holder is a partner in the corporate division of our London office and a member of the Firm's TMT Industry Group. He is recognised as a Leading Individual for TMT (Legal 500 UK, 2020).

Practice Focus

Will’s practice focuses on public and private M&A, leveraged buyouts and joint ventures, private equity and portfolio company transactions. His clients include global corporations, asset managers and private equity houses, advising on their strategically important transactions across consumer, sports, media and technology sectors. Will worked for one year in China.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised on the sale of Sony Music Entertainment's stake in Syco to Simon Cowell.
  • Advised on the sale of Egmont's UK children's books business to Harper Collins.
  • Advised on the acquisition by Universal Music Group of EMI from Citigroup.
  • Advised on the sale of Parlophone Records to Warner Music.
  • Advised on the acquisition by Universal Music Group of BMG Music Publishing from Bertelsmann and subsequent divestment of Zomba Music and Rondor Music.
  • Advised on the acquisition of West Bromwich Albion, the first English premier league club acquired by Chinese investors.
  • Advised on the contested takeover offer of Northern Foods plc.
  • Advised on the take private of Chelsfield plc.
  • Advised on the acquisition of the Kew Green portfolio of hotels from Goldman Sachs and TPG.

Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (1998)

Education

  • University of Manchester (1993)

Languages

  • English