Luke E. McDonald

Baker & McKenzie London Services Ltd.


Luke is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's corporate group based in London. Luke specialises in international business reorganisations and English company law.

Luke has a background in organic chemistry and experience in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical sectors. He is an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Practice Focus

As a member of Baker McKenzie's Global Reorganisations Practice, Luke helps multinational clients design, plan and implement cross-border and domestic business reorganisations. He provides pragmatic and commercially driven advice on complex questions of English company law.

Luke advises clients across a range of sectors, with a particular focus on Healthcare.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised a global aerospace and engineering company on a pre-spin-off global reorganisation.
  • Advised a global professional services business on a carve out in 68 jurisdictions.
  • Advised a multinational chemical company on a USD 2 billion post-acquisition integration.
  • Advised a US listed healthcare company on a legal entity rationalisation involving over 50 group companies.
  • Advised a FTSE listed retailer on a major group restructuring.
  • Advised a US listed pharmaceutical company on the design and implementation of a legal entity rationalisation.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2014)


  • College of Law (Legal Practice Course) (2011)
  • College of Law (Graduate Diploma in Law) (2010)
  • University of Southampton (MPhil Organic Chemistry) (2009)
  • University of Southampton (BSc Chemistry) (2005)


  • English