Elizabeth Donley works with U.S. and international companies to deliver their most complex and commercially strategic domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, carve-outs, asset purchases and sales, investments, joint ventures, strategic alliances, technology licenses, and complex commercial arrangements.

Recognized as an Acritas Star and a BTI Client Service All-Star, and highly regarded by Legal 500 US, Elizabeth is known for her commitment to client service and her collaborative style of leadership and direct approach to finding and implementing practical, commercial solutions to challenging problems.

Elizabeth works with clients in a variety of industries, including industrials and consumer goods; aerospace, defense, and government services; automotive; technology and media; health and life sciences; real estate; and hospitality. Elizabeth invests time to get to know and fully understand her clients' organizations, businesses, and industries to provide effective and complementary advice tailored to fit the objectives of the matter at hand. She collaborates daily with regulatory and compliance professionals at Hogan Lovells across industry sectors – as well as subject matter advisors in critical areas – to bring the right resources to each project to achieve positive outcomes.

Awards and recognitions

2017

M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+)
Legal 500 US

2017-2019

Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

2016, 2019

BTI Client Service All-Star
BTI Consulting Group

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., Vanderbilt Law School, 1998

B.A., University of South Carolina, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, 1994

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

Representative experience

PPG Industries on its acquisition of global coatings manufacturer Whitford Worldwide Company and automotive coatings manufacturer Hemmelrath.

Greystar Real Estate Partners on its US$4.6bn acquisition of EdR and US$1.2bn sale of a portfolio of off-campus student housing communities to a Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. / Greystar joint venture.

Prologis, Inc. on its sale of a US$1.1bn portfolio of properties in the U.S. and Europe to Mapletree Investments.

Lockheed Martin Corporation on the combination of its IT and Technical Services businesses with Leidos in a $5.0bn Reverse Morris Trust transaction.

PPG Industries on the sale of its European and global fiber glass operations to glass manufacturer Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd.

PPG Industries on its US$2.3bn acquisition of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V.

ITV plc on various U.S.-based corporate and commercial transactions.

Honeywell International on its €113m acquisition of RSI Video Technologies, a leading global provider of intrusion detection systems.

Unisplendour Corporation on its proposed US$3.775bn equity investment in Western Digital Corporation and the termination of the investment.

PPG Industries, Inc. on its US$1.05bn acquisition of the North American architectural coatings business of Akzo Nobel, N.V.

KPP Trustees Ltd. on its acquisition of Eastman Kodak Company's Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses.

Lockheed Martin Corporation on the US$815m divestiture of its Enterprise Integration Group to Veritas Capital.

Barcelo Crestline Corporation on the formation of various hospitality-related joint ventures and Playa Hotels & Resorts on the acquisition of various hotels and resorts in North America.

Martinrea International, a global automotive supplier of parts, assemblies and modules, complex fluid management systems, and aluminum products, on acquisitions in North America.

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