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Jayne McGlynn

Partner, London

Jayne McGlynn is a highly experienced corporate lawyer with over 16 years of expertise leading innovative transactions for businesses globally.
Jayne McGly


Specializing in corporate law, Jayne provides strategic legal counsel to clients across a variety of sectors, including TMT, financial services, and healthcare/life sciences. With extensive cross-border deal expertise, Jayne regularly leads transactions in the UK, Europe, North America and MENA. Her proficiency in navigating complex legal landscapes ensures that clients receive tailored solutions aligned with their objectives and industry dynamics. 

Key areas of expertise include: 

  • Private Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A): Advising clients on mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures to ensure seamless transactions and optimal outcomes. 
  • Carve-outs and Reorganizations: Assisting businesses in strategic restructuring initiatives, carve-outs, and reorganization efforts to enhance efficiency and value. 
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital: Providing expert guidance on private equity investments, venture capital financing, and related transactions to drive growth and expansion. 
  • Joint Ventures: Structuring and negotiating joint ventures to facilitate strategic partnerships and collaborative ventures across various industries. 
  • Cross-border Transactions: Leading transactions across multiple jurisdictions, including the UK, Europe, North America and MENA, leveraging extensive international deal experience. 
  • Industry Focus: Offering specialized legal expertise tailored to address industry-specific challenges and opportunities in TMT, financial services, and healthcare/life sciences. 

Jayne's commitment to delivering innovative solutions and dedication to client success make her a trusted advisor for businesses navigating the complexities of today's global marketplace.


  • Represented a MENA TowerCo on its acquisition of 6,000 telecoms towers across Eastern Europe (TMT Towers Deal of the Year)
  • Advised an Asian mobile network operator on its expansion into various EU countries
  • Advised a global technology group on the acquisition of a UK telecoms technology company
  • Advised a listed telecoms multinational on the disposal of its Armenian business
  • Advised a mobile network operator on the proposed auction sale of its Georgian assets
  • Advised a listed telecoms company on its proposed acquisition of Georgian telecoms assets
  • Advised a US group on its investment in an international satellite company
  • Advised a multinational towers company on its bid for a majority stake in a multinational tower company
  • Advised a global telecoms company on shareholder disputes in CEE
  • Advised asset manager on investments in a European digital infrastructure group
  • Advised a TowerCo on bid for majority stake in tower portfolio in a MENA country
  • Advised a multinational mobile network operator on the dissolution of its substantial retail joint venture in Russia
  • Advised a listed multinational telecoms company in relation to administrative challenges and litigation in CIS 


  • Advised a French venture capital fund on investments in a UK fintech company
  • Advised a US in-house corporate venture fund on its strategic investment into a UK data analytics company
  • Advised an international UK-based software group on its potential sale to a US-listed software company
  • Advised a Canadian software multinational on UK acquisitions and post-completion restructuring
  • Advised an international fintech group on the acquisition of a cryptocurrency trading platform
  • Advised a US investment bank on multiple strategic investments in UK tech, fintech, and data companies
  • Advised a UK-managed fund on strip sale of interests in various tech startups
  • Advised a fintech group on its potential acquisition of a cryptocurrency wallet company
  • Advised a US technology and outsourcing client on multijurisdictional services agreement and the acquisition of service companies in Eastern Europe and Africa 

Financial Services

  • Advised a UK-listed environmental, social, and governance (ESG) asset manager on its proposed acquisition of a US investment manager from a private equity group
  • Advised a US asset manager on an investment and complex reorganization of a UK-based international asset manager
  • Advised a multinational insurer in connection with its acquisition of a Russian insurance company
  • Advised a US property investment fund on its acquisition of a UK property manager
  • Advised a Swiss-listed investment fund on the sales of majority stakes in prominent commercial properties in major European and Asian cities
  • Advised pension funds on an investment to acquire a London business park
  • Advised on the sale of a property asset management company to a Canadian state pension investment body
  • Advised a US capital manager on investments in UK infrastructure joint ventures
  • Advised a US private equity group on the reorganization of its European subsidiaries 

Healthcare and Life Sciences

  • Advised a US private equity group on its acquisition of various UK life sciences companies
  • Advised a Danish investment group on its bid for an international dental healthcare product
  • Advised a Swedish healthcare group on the acquisition of patient management pathway software
  • Advised a multinational medical devices group on various UK commercial agreements
  • Advised an international pharmaceutical company on the disposal of its overseas business
  • Advised a US-based fund on an investment in a UK biotech company
  • Advised an impact fund on its pipeline investment in a UK artificial intelligence pharma company
  • Advised a UK multinational pharmaceutical group on its acquisition of a portfolio of generic drugs
  • Advised a US family office on its acquisition of a UK life sciences consumables group
  • Advised an impact fund on its divestment of a UK biotech company 


  • Advised a global fintech group on its potential acquisition of a global media platform
  • Advised a US media conglomerate on its disposal of several joint venture interests in the Commonwealth of Independent States
  • Advised an American television network on distribution and licensing agreements and structures in emerging markets territories
  • Advised an American television group on an international distribution joint venture
  • Advised a multinational tech group on its acquisition of a video sharing platform

Energy and Industry

  • Advised a multinational energy company on its acquisition of electronic data interchange (EDI) software
  • Advised investor on its exit from a multi-billion dollar oil and gas joint venture
  • Advised a Chinese state oil company in an auction bid for stakes in a Central Asian oilfield and pipeline
  • Advised a European state energy company on its acquisition of a 49% equity stake in a Kazakhstani oil, gas, and condensate joint venture
  • Advised a US renewables company on its acquisition of multiple UK wind farms
  • Advised a UK buyer on its auction bid for an Irish wind portfolio
  • Advised on the establishment of an international joint venture to invest in an engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) company active in the energy market
  • Advised investor on its shareholder rights in a CIS hydro-electric power joint venture
  • Advised a global manufacturing supply company on its acquisition of a privately held bearings company business
  • Advised an American private equity group on its proposed bid of a UK valve manufacturer 


  • Advised a Hong Kong–based consortium on its sale of a leading chain of international schools
  • Advised a sovereign wealth fund on an investment in a children's retailer
  • Advised a purchaser on acquisition of a major chain of car dealerships
  • Advised an investor on the exercise of an option, acquisition, and onward sale of a major share in an internet shopping platform
  • Advised an American clothes manufacturer and retailer on UK greenwashing issues
  • Advised a leading UK food manufacturer on the disposal of its meat free division
  • Advised a UK food manufacturer on its disposal of various Irish brands