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Paul Seppi is an Associate in the London office and a member of the Firm’s Antitrust & Competition practice group. He advises global corporate and financial sponsor clients on how to navigate the regulatory aspects of cross-border M&A deals, including merger control and foreign investment filings. Paul also advises on cartel and other behavioural investigations, as well as broader strategic competition law matters.

Paul has experience across a range of industries including private equity, financial services, TMT, consumer products and infrastructure. He is fluent in English, German and Italian.

 

Experience

Paul’s representative experience includes advising:*

  • CMA CGM Group on its €5 billion acquisition of Bolloré Logistics
  • Franklin Templeton on its $925 million acquisition of Putnam Investments
  • Insight Partners on its investment in connection with the merger of Comply365 and Vistair
  • Insight Partners in connection with its recommended public cash offer to the shareholders of SignUp Software
  • Searchlight Capital Partners on its joint offer to acquire Hyve Group
  • EMG, a portfolio company of PAI Partners, on its combination with Gravity Media
  • Kaleyra, Inc. on its sale to Tata Communications
  • CapVest Partners on its acquisition of Recochem
  • CK Hutchison on the €10 billion sale of its European telecommunications tower assets to Cellnex
  • BDT Capital Partners on the acquisition by its portfolio company Culligan of Waterlogic
  • CVC Capital Partners on various matters, including its sale of Formula One Group to Liberty Media and its investment in Spectrum Medical Group
  • AstraZeneca on its $39 billion acquisition of Alexion
  • London Stock Exchange Group on its $27 billion acquisition of Refinitiv
  • Hutchison Port Holdings Trust on an investigation into a contractual joint venture combining various container port terminal businesses
  • Comcast Corporation on its $65 billion bid for the global assets of 21st Century Fox
  • A consortium including ANTA and FountainVest on the €4.6 billion acquisition of Amer Sports
  • Permira funds on their acquisition of a 50% interest in Grobest
  • Several companies on antitrust investigations before the Hong Kong Competition Commission
  • A global bank in relation to the worldwide investigations into foreign exchange markets

* Paul advised on some of these matters prior to joining Willkie.