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Jerrold Yam

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Services Limited

Biography

Jerrold is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Private M&A practice in London. He advises large companies and financial sponsors on cross-border mergers and acquisitions, as well as complex carve-outs and general corporate law matters.

Jerrold is one of the Firm's leading advisors with respect to warranty and indemnity insurance and related deal-risk products, advising clients and the wider firm network on policy placements around the globe.

He is admitted to practice in England and Wales, and Singapore.

Jerrold has spent six months on secondment with the loan syndications team at Standard Chartered Bank, as well as three months with Baker McKenzie's M&A practice in Singapore.

Jerrold received the Dean's List Award in addition to graduating with First Class Honours in Law from University College London. He subsequently completed the Legal Practice Course with Distinction.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised Lonza AG on its CHF 4.2 billion (~ EUR 3.9 billion) sale of Lonza Specialty Ingredients, a leader in microbial control solutions, to Bain Capital and Cinven.

  • Advised the majority shareholders on the USD 3 billion sale of MagicLab (which owns the dating apps Bumble, Badoo, Chappy and Lumen) to Blackstone (shortlisted for Private Equity Team of the Year, British Legal Awards 2020).

  • Advised Puig S.L. on its acquisition of a majority stake in Charlotte Tilbury, the British luxury make-up and skincare brand (shortlisted for M&A Team of the Year, British Legal Awards 2020).

  • Advised Platinum Equity on the carve-out aspects of its USD 2.1 billion acquisition of LifeScan, a leader in blood glucose monitoring products, from Johnson & Johnson.

  • Advised Chr. Hansen on the EUR 800 million sale of its Natural Colors business, the largest provider of naturally sourced colours, to EQT.

  • Advised Accenture on its acquisition of Parker Fitzgerald, a financial services consultancy business.

  • Advised Abbott Laboratories on various reorganisations, including the post-acquisition integration of St. Jude Medical.

  • Advised Platinum Equity on its USD 361 million acquisition of Document Messaging Technologies, a production mail business, from Pitney Bowes.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Singapore Academy of Law

Admissions

  • Advocate and Solicitor of Singapore (2020)
  • England & Wales (Solicitor) (2018)

Education

  • BPP (LPC, Distinction) (2016)
  • University College London (LLB Law (First Class Honours), Dean's List Award) (2015)

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin