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Lee Coney

Lee Coney


Lee Coney

Lee Coney specialises in advising corporate, investment banking, private equity and other clients on strategic M&A, capital raising and regulatory issues.

Lee is the co-author of numerous publications relating to the UK Takeover Code and a contributing author to "A Practioners Guide to the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers".

  • CK Asset Holdings recommended offer for Greene King
  • Mastercard on its acquisition of NETS corporate services
  • Inmarsat on its acquisition by Triton Bidco for £2.6 billion
  • Booker on its merger with Tesco
  • Patron Capital on its takeover offer for Punch Taverns
  • The Co-operative Bank on its formal sale process and restructuring
  • EADS on its proposed merger with BAE
  • Babcock International on its recommended offer for VT Group
  • MasterCard on its recommended offer for DataCash
  • Kraft Foods on its acquisition of Cadbury
  • George Wimpey on its merger with Taylor Woodrow

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Career and qualifications

  • Oriel College, Oxford University (BA, Jurisprudence) 1995
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1996
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1998
  • Seconded to Citigroup investment bank 1999
  • Partner since 2007

Awards and citations

  • "He's a brilliant lawyer and knows his stuff. He's commercial, gets on well with people and reads situations well."
    Chambers 2019
  • Lee has been cited in Chambers UK (High-End M&A) as "an extremely effective negotiator" who employs a "highly commercial approach" to client requirements and is "highly interactive". Lee is noted as being particularly adept at Public M&A matters with strong knowledge of the Takeover Code.
  • In 2017, Lee was named in a global database of client nominated Star Lawyers