John Livesey

John Livesey


Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 2079

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

John is partner in the London office. John acts for private equity houses, institutional investors and corporates across a broad range of international corporate and M&A transactions. 

John advises clients across a number of sectors, including financial institutions, infrastructure, mining, technology and retail. 

He previously spent four years working in Madrid and has an active practice advising on Spanish and Latin America-related transactions.

Education and admissions


LPC, College of Law, London, 2008

LLB, University College London, 2007

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales


Representative experience

Apollo on its acquisitions of: Banco Santander’s real estate loan servicing and recovery arm, Altamira Asset Management; and a Spanish mortgage loans and REO book from GE Money.*

Apollo on its acquisition of Citibank España, S.A. and Citifin EFC, S.A.'s Spanish consumer loan book.*

Apollo on its acquisition of Bank of America’s Spanish and Irish consumer loan and credit card businesses.*

Cerberus on its c.€5bn acquisition of General Electric’s French banking and consumer finance business, GE Money Bank.*

Centerbridge Partners on its acquisition of Aktua Soluciones Financieras from Banesto and subsequent sale to Lindorff, and its joint venture with Alpha Bank for the establishment of Cepal Hellas.*

CK Infrastructure on the disposal of a 25% stake in Northumbrian Water to KKR.*

Carlyle on its convertible loan to Esken Limited, owner of London Southend Airport.*

OPTrust on the sale of a 50% stake in its Spanish solar PV platform, BRUC Energy, to Macquarie.*

Acciona on its acquisition, together with AXA, from KKR of a one third stake in Acciona Energía Internacional.*

Sunsuper on its acquisition of a 25% stake in Macquarie Group’s aircraft leasing business, Macquarie AirFinance.*

Glencore on its disposal of its “silver belt” business in Argentina to Integra Capital.*

Oaktree Capital Management on its acquisition of Saloro, the operator of the Barruecopardo tungsten mine in Spain.*

Hg’s Genesis 7 Fund, Montagu and other selling investors on the sale of a stake in Visma to a consortium of investors including Hg Saturn 2 Fund, TPG, Warburg Pincus and CPPIB.*

Caesars Entertainment on its £2.9bn recommended cash acquisition of William Hill PLC and its subsequent £2.2bn sale of William Hill’s non-US business to 888.*

BGH Capital on its disposal of Navitas’s international creative arts business, SAE International, to Ardian.*

Nestlé on its acquisition of online UK tailor-made dog nutrition business,*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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