Justin Hutchinson

Justin Hutchinson

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Justin Hutchinson is a partner in the Firm's London office and a member of the Private Equity & Funds group. Prior to joining the Firm in 2019, Justin was a partner in the London office of another leading international law firm.

Practice Focus

Justin is an experienced cross-border transactional lawyer, having acted throughout his career for financial sponsors and their portfolio companies on a broad range of control and minority investments, leveraged buyouts, management equity arrangements and disposals. Justin’s client base includes growth, mid- and large-cap private equity and other financial sponsors and their portfolio companies.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Astorg Partners on its acquisition from management and Apheon of a controlling stake in Sofico, a Belgian headquartered provider of software solutions & services for the automotive leasing and mobility industry.
  • Advised Lone Star in connection with its acquisition of Netherlands-based technical wholesaler ERIKS from SHV Holdings.
  • Advised One Equity Partners and its portfolio company Trustmarque on the acquisition of software asset management services provider Livingstone from Carlyle.
  • Advised Bain Capital and its portfolio company Kantar on multiple acquisitions and disposals including:
    • Sale of Kantar’s Public business to Trilantic Partners.
    • Sale of Kantar's Reputation Intelligence business to Symphony Technology Group.
    • Acquisition of Mavens of London, a data-led marketing consultancy business.
    • Acquisition of MeMo2, an Amsterdam-based cross-media effectiveness tracking specialist.
  • Advised H.I.G. Capital on its acquisition of Aspire Pharma Limited, a UK-based pharmaceutical company.
  • Advised Keensight Capital on its investment into CatSci, a UK-based CRO.
  • Advised Blackstone portfolio company Lombard International Group on the sale of its Singapore Brokerage business to MHK Insurance Services Limited.
  • Advised H.I.G. Realty on acquisitions by New Life Realty, H.I.G.’s platform focused on real estate life sciences investments.

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Harvard Law School (J.D.) (2006)
  • University of Oxford (LL.B., Jurisprudence) (2003)
  • George Washington University (B.A., summa cum laude) (2000)