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Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones


Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is the Head of our global Consumer Goods group. She has extensive experience in advising multinational corporations on high profile, complex, cross-border M&A in particular in the consumer goods sector.

Sarah regularly provides advice on the establishment and ongoing conduct of joint ventures in a wide variety of industries.

  • Pfizer on the English law aspects of the establishment of a joint venture with GlaxoSmithKline plc to create a global consumer healthcare company
  • Mondelēz International Inc. on the combination of its global coffee business with D.E. Master Blenders 1753 B.V. to form Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) and the subsequent acquisition by the shareholders of JDE of Keurig Green Mountain for $13.9 billion
  • National Dioxide Company in relation to the sale to Tronox Limited of its domestic and international titanium dioxide (Ti02) business in consideration for US$1.63 billion and newly issued shares of Tronox
  • The Coca-Cola Company and its largest bottler, Coca-Cola FEMSA, on their $575 million acquisition of AdeS, a soy-based beverage maker that was owned by Unilever
  • GTECH S.p.A. on its change of corporate seat from Italy to the UK (by means of a European cross border merger) and its acquisition of IGT (by means of a US merger) for an aggregate consideration of US$4.6 billion
  • WEX, a leading financial technology service provider, on its acquisition of eNett, a leading provider of B2B payments solutions to the travel industry and Optal, a company that specializes in optimizing B2B transactions, for a total consideration of approximately US$1.7 billion
  • Pfizer, one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, with respect to a consumer healthcare joint venture with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), to create the world's largest global consumer healthcare joint venture

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Career and qualifications

  • Bristol University (BA Hons, Classical Civilisation) 1988
  • University College, London (MA, Classics) 1989
  • City University (Dip Law) 1991
  • Joined Clifford Chance 1992
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1994
  • Seconded to Paris Office 1996-1997
  • Partner since 2001
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2012

Awards and citations

  • Notable Practitioner – United States
    IFLR1000 US 2020: M&A
  • Notable Practitioner
    IFLR1000 2019