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Shimin Lee

Shimin Lee

Senior Associate

Senior Associate
Shimin Lee

Shimin is an associate in the London Corporate practice.

She is a member of the Private Equity sector group. Shimin specialises in advising private equity funds on cross-border M&A and has worked across a range of sectors including consumer goods & retail, pharmaceuticals, insurance and infrastructure. Shimin also advises portfolio companies of private equity funds on management equity arrangements, restructurings, further acquisitions and disposals and other corporate matters.

  • Elliott Advisors on the acquisition of a controlling stake in Waterstones Booksellers
  • Waterstones, an Elliott Management Corporation portfolio company, on the acquisition of the high street book retailer W. & G. Foyle
  • Cinven on its acquisition of JLA from Hg Capital
  • Cinven on its acquisition of AXA Life Europe
  • CVC and Cinven on their acquisition of the NewDay Group for £1.1 billion
  • Cinven on its £1.6 billion disposal of Guardian Financial Services to Admin Re, a division of Swiss Re
  • Quadgas, a consortium of long-term infrastructure investors led by MIRA, on their acquisition of a 61% equity stake in National Grid's UK Gas Distribution business with an enterprise value of £13.4 billion
  • Equistone Partners on its £104 million acquisition of the Gaucho chain of Argentinian restaurants
  • Equistone on its disposal of A-Plan, the high street insurance specialist, to HgCapital

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Career and qualifications

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (Bachelor of Laws LLB) 2012
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2013
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2015
  • Seconded to Cinven 2017