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Krishna Omkar has a wide practice acting for public and private companies in cross-border transactionsmergers & acquisitionsprivate equitycapital markets, as well as the corporate aspects of restructuring and insolvency. He regularly advises on corporate governance issues, and counsels in shareholder activism and defence situations. Krishna has particular interest in emerging markets, especially in India; and advises clients across a range of sectors, including financial services, life sciences, infrastructure and energy, sports and entertainment, and private wealth.

Krishna has also practised as a litigator, acting in complex trans-national disputes and global regulatory investigations in the financial sector. He is a Solicitor-Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience in Civil Proceedings in the courts of England & Wales, and works closely alongside disputes and special matters teams on contentious and semi-contentious issues.

Between 2010 and 2018, Krishna worked at the London office of Slaughter and May, during which time he was also seconded to Moody's Corporation.

Notable matters include acting for Brookfield in relation to its acquisition from AT&T of 32 internet data centres on 5 continents in a deal worth USD 1.1. billion; LCCG/Utmost in the acquisition of the world's oldest mutual insurer, The Equitable Life Assurance Society, with assets of over GBP 6.3 billion; Mark Newton-Jones in his reinstatement as CEO of Mothercare plc (unprecedented for a UK public company); Orbach & Chambers on the sale of Chambers & Partners; and Star India and Star Middle East in relation to the global audio-visual rights for International Cricket Council events (the biggest global broadcast deal in the history of cricket).

Krishna is a trustee of the charity Paintings in Hospitals. He has been named a Future Leader by the Financial Times in its Executive Diversity Report between 2015 and 2018, received a 2019 Asian Achievers Award, and was a speaker at the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos. He is shortlisted as a "Rising Star" in the 2019 British Legal Awards. 

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Credentials

Exchange, Sciences Po Paris

L.P.C., BPP Law School London

G.D.L., BPP Law School London

M.Phil., Oxford University, UK

B.A., English, St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, First Class Honours

England and Wales

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Higher Rights of Audience (Civil); Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Law Society of England & Wales

English

Hindi

Professional of the Year


Asian Achievement Award, 2019

Pride Power List


The Guardian, 2018

Financial Times Future Leader


Financial Times, 2015-2018

Global List of Top 50 LGBT Executives


The Daily Telegraph, 2016

Role Model of the Year


Stonewall, 2018

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Recognition

Professional of the Year


Asian Achievement Award, 2019

Pride Power List


The Guardian, 2018

Financial Times Future Leader


Financial Times, 2015-2018

Global List of Top 50 LGBT Executives


The Daily Telegraph, 2016

Role Model of the Year


Stonewall, 2018

Matters

Acting for Aldersgate Investments Limited, the investment vehicle of the Reuben Brothers, in its divestment of a stake in Global Switch in a transaction valued at GBP 1.8 billion.

Acting for Non-Standard Finance in arrangements relating to its GBP 1.3 billion hostile takeover offer for Provident.

Advising Brookfield Infrastructure Group in relation to its acquisition from AT&T of 32 internet data centres in 12 countries on 5 continents in a deal worth USD 1.1. billion.

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Acting for Aldersgate Investments Limited, the investment vehicle of the Reuben Brothers, in its divestment of a stake in Global Switch in a transaction valued at GBP 1.8 billion.

Acting for Non-Standard Finance in arrangements relating to its GBP 1.3 billion hostile takeover offer for Provident.

Advising Brookfield Infrastructure Group in relation to its acquisition from AT&T of 32 internet data centres in 12 countries on 5 continents in a deal worth USD 1.1. billion.

Acting for LCCG / Utmost Group on the acquisition of The Equitable Life Assurance Society, which was founded in 1762, and is the world's oldest mutual insurer, with assets of over GBP 6.3 billion.

Acting for LCCG / Utmost Group on a series of acquisitions, creating a group with over GBP 30 billion AUM.

Acting for Mark Newton-Jones in relation to his position as CEO of Mothercare plc.

Acting for Orbach & Chambers Holdings Limited on the 2018 sale of Chambers & Partners, the pre-eminent guide to the global legal profession, to Inflexion.

Advising a major international company in relation to a possible takeover of a FTSE 100 company.

Advising a FTSE 100 listed company in relation to a possible takeover of a FTSE 250 company.

Advising a major international corporation on setting up a dual-listed structure.

Acting for a FTSE 250 company on its exit from a fintech start-up.

Acting for GlaxoSmithKline on its major three-part inter-conditional transaction worth USD 20 billion with Novartis which completed on 2 March 2015.

Acting for PSPIB in relation to its acquisition (in a consortium with Brookfield Infrastructure Group, APG Asset Management N.V. and Arcus Infrastructure Partners) of TDF’s business in France, representing an enterprise value of EUR 3.5bn.

Advising NXP Semiconductors on the English law aspects of the USD 2.75 billion sale of its Standard Products Business to a consortium of financial investors, consisting of Beijing Jianguang Asset Management Co., Ltd and Wise Road Capital LTD.

Advising Star India and Star Middle East in relation to the global audio-visual rights for International Cricket Council events from 2015 to 2023 (the biggest global broadcast deal in the history of cricket).

Advising Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in relation to the drafting and negotiation of a range of commercial contracts for a new stadium at White Hart Lane to be opened in 2018.

Acting for Seadrill Limited, one of the world’s largest offshore drilling contractors, on a USD 1.6 billion restructuring plan to be implemented with prearranged chapter 11 cases, and the ring-fencing of its non-consolidated affiliates from its restructuring.

Acting for the Government of the Republic of Malawi (through its Public Private Commission) in connection with the development of PPP law and policy in Malawi, as part of a project involving the African Legal Support Facility.

Acting for the majority investor in a prominent company in East Africa in relation to various shareholder and corporate governance matters.

Acting for Bupa and Nationwide, in a precedent-setting and successful Upper Tribunal appeal against HMRC in its refusal to allow claims to consortium relief. In a first, one of the Bupa appeals became the lead case, with seventeen cases stayed behind it, and proceeded to leap-frog to the Upper Tribunal.

Acting for British Airways in international civil proceedings following criminal and civil investigations by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) into alleged cartel activity involving passenger fuel surcharges on long-haul flights, and related matters, including the OFT’s criminal proceedings against four present and former employees, and the impact of the high-profile collapse of the criminal trial.

Acting for an eminent financial institution on a major global regulatory investigation in the banking sector.

Acting for a major financial institution in connection with the global investigations of the foreign exchange markets, including by the FBI, SEC, and the FCA.

Insights

Article · Source: Law360

August 3, 2018
UK Seeks To Balance Asset Protection And Protectionism

Article · Source: HR Magazine

July 10, 2018
The Age of Engagement and Inclusivity

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Matters

Acting for Aldersgate Investments Limited, the investment vehicle of the Reuben Brothers, in its divestment of a stake in Global Switch in a transaction valued at GBP 1.8 billion.

Acting for Non-Standard Finance in arrangements relating to its GBP 1.3 billion hostile takeover offer for Provident.

Advising Brookfield Infrastructure Group in relation to its acquisition from AT&T of 32 internet data centres in 12 countries on 5 continents in a deal worth USD 1.1. billion.

See more
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Matters

Acting for Aldersgate Investments Limited, the investment vehicle of the Reuben Brothers, in its divestment of a stake in Global Switch in a transaction valued at GBP 1.8 billion.

Acting for Non-Standard Finance in arrangements relating to its GBP 1.3 billion hostile takeover offer for Provident.

Advising Brookfield Infrastructure Group in relation to its acquisition from AT&T of 32 internet data centres in 12 countries on 5 continents in a deal worth USD 1.1. billion.

Acting for LCCG / Utmost Group on the acquisition of The Equitable Life Assurance Society, which was founded in 1762, and is the world's oldest mutual insurer, with assets of over GBP 6.3 billion.

Acting for LCCG / Utmost Group on a series of acquisitions, creating a group with over GBP 30 billion AUM.

Acting for Mark Newton-Jones in relation to his position as CEO of Mothercare plc.

Acting for Orbach & Chambers Holdings Limited on the 2018 sale of Chambers & Partners, the pre-eminent guide to the global legal profession, to Inflexion.

Advising a major international company in relation to a possible takeover of a FTSE 100 company.

Advising a FTSE 100 listed company in relation to a possible takeover of a FTSE 250 company.

Advising a major international corporation on setting up a dual-listed structure.

Acting for a FTSE 250 company on its exit from a fintech start-up.

Acting for GlaxoSmithKline on its major three-part inter-conditional transaction worth USD 20 billion with Novartis which completed on 2 March 2015.

Acting for PSPIB in relation to its acquisition (in a consortium with Brookfield Infrastructure Group, APG Asset Management N.V. and Arcus Infrastructure Partners) of TDF’s business in France, representing an enterprise value of EUR 3.5bn.

Advising NXP Semiconductors on the English law aspects of the USD 2.75 billion sale of its Standard Products Business to a consortium of financial investors, consisting of Beijing Jianguang Asset Management Co., Ltd and Wise Road Capital LTD.

Advising Star India and Star Middle East in relation to the global audio-visual rights for International Cricket Council events from 2015 to 2023 (the biggest global broadcast deal in the history of cricket).

Advising Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in relation to the drafting and negotiation of a range of commercial contracts for a new stadium at White Hart Lane to be opened in 2018.

Acting for Seadrill Limited, one of the world’s largest offshore drilling contractors, on a USD 1.6 billion restructuring plan to be implemented with prearranged chapter 11 cases, and the ring-fencing of its non-consolidated affiliates from its restructuring.

Acting for the Government of the Republic of Malawi (through its Public Private Commission) in connection with the development of PPP law and policy in Malawi, as part of a project involving the African Legal Support Facility.

Acting for the majority investor in a prominent company in East Africa in relation to various shareholder and corporate governance matters.

Acting for Bupa and Nationwide, in a precedent-setting and successful Upper Tribunal appeal against HMRC in its refusal to allow claims to consortium relief. In a first, one of the Bupa appeals became the lead case, with seventeen cases stayed behind it, and proceeded to leap-frog to the Upper Tribunal.

Acting for British Airways in international civil proceedings following criminal and civil investigations by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) into alleged cartel activity involving passenger fuel surcharges on long-haul flights, and related matters, including the OFT’s criminal proceedings against four present and former employees, and the impact of the high-profile collapse of the criminal trial.

Acting for an eminent financial institution on a major global regulatory investigation in the banking sector.

Acting for a major financial institution in connection with the global investigations of the foreign exchange markets, including by the FBI, SEC, and the FCA.

Insights

Article · Source: Law360

August 3, 2018
UK Seeks To Balance Asset Protection And Protectionism

Article · Source: HR Magazine

July 10, 2018
The Age of Engagement and Inclusivity

View all

Credentials

Exchange, Sciences Po Paris

L.P.C., BPP Law School London

G.D.L., BPP Law School London

M.Phil., Oxford University, UK

B.A., English, St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, First Class Honours

England and Wales

Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Higher Rights of Audience (Civil); Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Law Society of England & Wales

English

Hindi

Professional of the Year


Asian Achievement Award, 2019

Pride Power List


The Guardian, 2018

Financial Times Future Leader


Financial Times, 2015-2018

Global List of Top 50 LGBT Executives


The Daily Telegraph, 2016

Role Model of the Year


Stonewall, 2018

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Close

Recognition

Professional of the Year


Asian Achievement Award, 2019

Pride Power List


The Guardian, 2018

Financial Times Future Leader


Financial Times, 2015-2018

Global List of Top 50 LGBT Executives


The Daily Telegraph, 2016

Role Model of the Year


Stonewall, 2018