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Karen Hendy
Head of Corporate

Karen Hendy is an insightful and pragmatic Partner and leads the Corporate practice.

Regularly acting for both public (listed) and privately held companies, Karen supports clients undertaking a broad range of corporate transactions, including public and private M&A, and equity capital markets work.

She also provides advice on corporate law and governance issues. Karen has particular expertise in the retail sector.

Karen was also featured in The Lawyer Hot 100 list for 2018.

Karen has been recognised as Leading Individual for Retail and Consumer by The Legal 500 UK (2021). 

Directory quotes

"Karen Hendy is pragmatic and capable, with excellent sector-specific knowledge." - Legal 500 UK 2023

"Karen Hendy and Emily McGregor are extremely knowledgeable in M&A field, very responsive, pleasant to work with and with a very practical and business oriented approach. They have been invaluable helping our company in acquisition activity in the UK." -  The Legal 500 UK 2022

Leading individual - The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2022

"Karen Hendy leads the department and is particularly skilled in takeovers, restructurings and joint ventures." - The Legal 500 UK 2021

Leading individual - The Legal 500 UK 2020 

Winner - 2015 European Emerging Leaders Awards - M&A Advisor

Recommended in Corporate and Commercial: M&A - The Legal 500 UK 2014

"Providing clear and practical advice", clients have also commented that Karen is "a pleasure to work with" and "very professional but also very personable"


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City Women's Network

Relevant work

The Lifeways Group - completing a series of acquisitions for one of the UK’s leading providers of support services for people with diverse and often complex needs in community settings

Dialog Semiconductor- advising the technology company on its $201m convertible bond issuance on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and subsequent bond redemption, and on the €40m secondary fundraising on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Supporting a large listed sports retailer, including on acquisitions and strategic investments

Providing corporate advice to a number of household names