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Helen Mantel

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Helen Mantel advises clients on complex cross-border transactions and counsels companies across a variety of industries on the expansion and management of their overseas operations. Prior to joining the Chicago office, Ms. Mantel worked in the Firm’s London and Moscow offices. Ms. Mantel is Chambers ranked.

Ms. Mantel is Chair of the North America Cross-Border Transactions and Integrations Steering Committee. She is a member of the Firm's Professional Responsibility and Professional Conduct Committee. She is Co-Chair of the Chicago Office Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Practice Focus

Ms. Mantel advises on complex multijurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, spin offs, carve outs and joint ventures. She leads post-acquisition integrations, corporate reorganizations, cash re-deployment, legal entity rationalizations and other complex projects in collaboration with tax teams. She counsels companies on the structuring and implementation of their overseas expansion and the ongoing management of their global operations, including supply chain considerations.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Commercial products manufacturer (USD 5 billion, 30-country divestiture)

  • Industrial manufacturer (USD 1.5 billion, 15-country divestiture)

  • Medical devices company (USD 25 billion, 30-country acquisition)

  • Consulting and information services company (20-country post-acquisition integration)

  • Media and information products company (USD 65 million, 90-country acquisition)

  • Food and beverage company (USD 5 billion, 40-country acquisition)

  • Pharmaceutical company (USD 80 million, 15-country acquisition)

  • Medical devices company (40-country post-acquisition integration)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
  • American Bar Association
  • Board Member, Naperville Area Humane Society


  • Illinois~United States (2000)


  • University of Chicago Law School (J.D.) (1999)
  • Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (B.A., Honors) (1995)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • London
  • Moscow