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Magnus Yadi


Magnus has experience advising on a range of corporate transactions and commercial contracts in intellectual property rich sectors.
Magnus has also spent six months on secondment to the firm's Singapore office.


Representative matters

Automotive and sports

Nissan on the intellectual property, commercial and supply aspects of the renegotiation of its 24-year alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi Motors in connection with Nissan’s €5bn cross-shareholding rebalancing with Renault and its investment of up to €600m into Ampere, Renault’s electric vehicle spin-off.

Dorilton Capital Management on the acquisition of the Williams Formula One team (Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited).

A leading Premier League football club on its sponsorship arrangements with its new head sponsor.

Formula One team on its proposed collaboration and sponsorship arrangements with new lead sponsor.

An international luxury sports car manufacturer on operational and privacy issues related to the international roll-out of its connected car services.

Life sciences and healthcare

Grünenthal on its USD922m acquisition from AstraZeneca of prescription products Nexium in Europe and Vimovo worldwide (excluding the U.S. and Japan).

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc on the sale of its E45 brand and related sub-brands to Karo Pharma.

Global pharmaceutical company on its strategic collaboration with biopharmaceutical company to develop and commercialize a new drug in Europe and Asia, for a consideration of up to USD380m.

Pax Partners and its portfolio company Neuraxpharm Group, on the acquisition of the assets and rights related to prescription brand Buccolam® in 15 European countries from a global biopharmaceutical company.

Shionogi on its strategic joint venture with Apnimed for the development of therapies for obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders.

Technology and consumer/retail

A multinational telecommunications company on its GBP31.4bn joint venture with Telefónica to merge Virgin Media and O2’s fixed, broadband and mobile businesses in the UK.

WPP on the USD3.1bn sale of a 60% stake in Kantar to Bain Capital.

Funds advised by Apax Partners LLP on their acquisition of WGSN Limited (a leading global consumer trend forecaster) from Ascential plc for a total enterprise value of up to GBP700 million.

MBDA UK Limited on its GBP4bn agreement with Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A., under which it will support PGZ’s delivery of the NAREW air defence programme for the Polish Armed Forces.

Marks & Spencer on its GBP750m food delivery joint venture with Ocado.

Marks & Spencer on its acquisition of Gist Limited the principal contract logistics provider to M&S Food.

Exponent on the commercial and IP aspects of its acquisition of Gü Puds from Noble Foods Group.

Exponent on the commercial and IP aspects of its acquisition of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.’s Flavor Specialty Ingredients division, a global leader in the base aromas market headquartered in the UK.

Moonpig Group on the IP aspects of its acquisition of Buyagift, the UK's leading gift experiences platform.

Pennon Group on its GBP4.2bn sale of Viridor, its Recycling and Residual Waste Management division, to KKR.



Admitted as a Solicitor, England and Wales, 2019


Business MA (with LPC), BPP Law School, 2017

GDL, BPP Law School, 2016

BA Hons, Ancient History, Durham University, 2015

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.