Florian AlbertConsultant Solicitor (Corporate)
Tel 0131 226 8200
Florian is a corporate lawyer with experience acting for companies on international and domestic mergers, acquisitions, disposals, funding rounds and joint ventures; and for issuers and banks on IPOs and secondary fund-raisings.
Florian is a consultant solicitor in the corporate team, based at MBM Commercial’s London office, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and investment work.
Florian has also worked for in-house legal departments through secondments at Citigroup and Goldman Sachs in London and Airbus Group in Paris.
Florian grew up in a small Bavarian town, but likes neither football nor beer. Since settling in the UK 15 years ago, he has enjoyed traveling to the far-flung corners of the globe. Clients may occasionally find him working remotely. While Florian is perfectly fluent in English, his first foreign language was in fact Latin, which he studied for nine years. Sadly for him, the use of old fashioned Latin words in legal documents is now discouraged.
Practice Areas:Mergers and Acquisitions
Company restructuring and disposals
Acted for mid-market US private equity firm J.F. Lehman & Company on numerous multi-jurisdictional transactions, both acquiring and selling companies in the defence, aerospace and marine sector
Acted for FTSE 100 company Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation on the £3bn takeover by its majority shareholders
Acted for STERIS Corporation on its $1.9bn takeover of Synergy Health plc
Acted for DV4, a fund advised by Delancey Real Estate Asset Management, in its £1.4bn home-rental business joint venture with the Quatari Diar and Dutch pension fund APG
Acted for The British Land Company plc on a number of shopping centre acquisitions and disposals
Acted for a number of EMA start-ups and venture capital firms on incorporations, investment rounds and joint ventures.