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John P. Duke

Partner
Philadelphia

John P. Duke

John P. Duke has years of experience helping clients with public offerings, securities law compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactional matters.

John's experience includes advising on dozens of public offerings, including initial public offerings and other capital markets transactions; helping clients with ongoing disclosure and securities law considerations; representing public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisition transactions; and representing private equity firms on minority equity investments, leveraged recapitalizations, acquisitions, and sales and initial public offerings of portfolio companies.

John also advises investment banks in connection with underwritten public offerings and private placements, and advises public companies on hostile takeovers, the implementation of defensive measures, and proposals by shareholder activists.

In addition to his law firm work, from 1999 to 2002 John served as an Assistant General Counsel at Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company. In that role, he was the primary legal counsel for the strategic planning, investment, and finance functions, and also advised the board of directors and led the deal team in connection with Provident's US$1.6 billion demutualization and acquisition by Nationwide Financial Services, Inc.

Representative Experience

Represented a rapidly growing specialty value retailer in its US$190m IPO, US$465m secondary offering, US$250m secondary offering, and US$330m secondary offering.*

Represented restaurant operator and franchisor in its US$170m IPO.*

Represented a designer and retailer of technical athletic apparel in its US$375m IPO.*

Represented a leading provider of technology-enabled talent management solutions in its acquisition by a Fortune 20 company for a transaction value of US$1.3bn.*

Represented a leading consumer packaged goods company in the $360 million carve-out divestiture of its seafood business and the $275 million carve-out divestiture of its soup and infant feeding business. *

Represented a Bermuda-based P&C company in the establishment of a three-party joint venture to develop and market a technology-enabled platform for insurance product development and distribution.

Represented a global manufacturer and distributor of high-performance and building materials in the sale of its North American distribution business.*

Represented a leading healthcare commercialization company in its acquisition of a molecular diagnostics company.*

Represented a leading natural and organic food company in its first manufacturing facility.*

Represented a leading operator and manager of radiation oncology centers in its merger with a private-equity owned radiation oncology provider.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1995
  • B.B.A., Loyola College, 1992

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Pennsylvania
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