Vica Irani

Vica Irani



Vica Irani is chair of the EMEA region of Jones Day’s M&A Practice. In almost 25 years of practice, she has advised on hundreds of complex M&A, private equity, and equity capital markets (ECM) transactions, across a broad range of industries, with a focus on cross-border and multijurisdictional deals. She also counsels public companies on governance matters, securities laws, and disclosure obligations.

Vica’s representative M&A transactions include advising: Reynolds American on its $49 billion merger with BAT; Sun Communities on its $1.3 billion acquisition of Park Holidays and several other acquisitions; Owens Corning on its $1.04 billion acquisition of Paroc and divestment of a Nordic business; Hansteen on the $1.4 billion disposal of its European portfolio; RPC on its $715.8 million acquisition of GCS; ENRC on its $4.5 billion take private and numerous other M&A transactions throughout Africa and Central Asia; and Macquarie Asset Management on many transactions in the infrastructure sector.

Vica’s representative ECM transactions include advising: ENRC on its $3 billion initial public offering (IPO); WL Ross on the IPO of Virgin Money and subsequent sales of its stake; SEQI on its IPO and subsequent capital raises; Loungers on its IPO; CAML on its reverse takeover of Lynx Resources; and numerous international issuers on listing and fundraising in London, including several from jurisdictions not previously represented on the London markets.

Vica practiced a year in the Firm’s New York Office advising on cross-border M&A. She has served on the board of the Graham Layton Trust since 2011, is a frequent author/speaker on corporate/governance matters, and has been consistently recommended as a leading lawyer in legal directories for over a decade.