Jakob Friedman joined the corporate and private equity transactions group of Ropes & Gray’s London office as an associate in 2016. Prior to joining the firm, Jakob qualified as a solicitor in Australia and completed a training contract at a Magic Circle law firm in London. Jakob has also spent time in-house working with the M&A legal teams at a major global investment bank in London and at the world’s largest pharmaceutical company in Switzerland.
Jakob has a range of experience acting for private equity and corporate clients on domestic and international acquisitions, disposals and restructurings.
- Acting for Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a leading healthcare investment firm, in its acquisition of Abzena plc, a Cambridge, UK-based biopharmaceutical services company