Hannah Coleman


Hannah is an associate in the technology transactions and M&A team who specialises in intellectual property law and commercial law.

Hannah has experience with a variety of clients, predominantly technology, consumer, private capital and pharmaceutical clients. This experience includes negotiating and drafting complex intellectual property licenses, collaboration, sponsorship, services, supply, manufacturing and distribution agreements.

Hannah is also experienced in advising on the intellectual property, separation and technology aspects of strategic mergers and acquisitions, as well as private equity transactions. She is experienced in leading the intellectual property and technology due diligence process and for the acquisition and sale of technology, consumer and services businesses. Her experience includes both buy-side and sell-side transactions, as well as complex multi-jurisdictional carve-outs.


Representative matters

As part of the Healthcare Transactions Team, Japan-based global specialty pharmaceutical company Kyowa Kirin International (KKI) on its joint venture collaboration with global science-based, privately owned pharmaceutical company Grünenthal for KKI’s established medicines portfolio.

Bridgepoint on its acquisition of a majority stake in Inspired Thinking Group from previous shareholder Equistone Partners Europe. Inspired Thinking Group is a technology-led, multichannel marketing activation business.

WillScot Mobile Mini Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: WSC), a Phoenix-based leader in innovative temporary space solutions, on its definitive agreement to acquire McGrath RentCorp. (Nasdaq: MGRC), a leading business-to-business rental company based in Livermore, California, valued at $3.8 billion.

Moonpig Group, the leading online greeting card and gifting platform in the UK and the Netherlands, has announced the proposed acquisition of Buyagift, the UK's leading gift experiences platform, for a cash consideration of GBP124 million.

Pro bono

Advising Progress Together on a variety of matters including partnerships, sponsorships and supplier activities. Advising Crypto Open Patent Alliance on charitable fundraising matters. Advising the National Women’s Law Center on the state-based criminality of reproductive health care. Advising Schools OUT (a LGBT+ education charity) on sponsorship matters. Advising Stem4 on consultancy and employment relations.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Admitted to the New South Wales Supreme Court, 2018
  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia, 2018



Admitted to the New South Wales Supreme Court, 2018

Admitted to the High Court of Australia, 2018

Not admitted in California. Supervised by members of the California Bar


Bachelor of Arts (Journalism), Curtin University, 2013

Juris Doctor (Law), University of New South Wales, 2017

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.