Laura Kayani


  • LPC, College of Law, 2011
  • GDL, College of Law, 2010
  • BA (English Literature), University of Warwick, 2009


  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2014

Laura Kayani


Laura Kayani joined the corporate and private equity transactions department of Ropes & Gray’s London office in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Laura was an associate in the corporate team of a large international law firm.

Laura has a wide range of experience advising clients on domestic and international M&A transactions and providing general corporate law advice, with particular experience of acting for private equity investors, management teams and portfolio companies on investments, acquisitions, disposals and restructurings.


  • Advised Epiris on its acquisition of Diamorph AB (publ), a supplier of advanced material solutions, from shareholders including Serendipity Group and Investment AB Latour (publ) as majority shareholders
  • Advised Epiris on its acquisition of Bonhams, the global auction house, from private shareholders
  • Acting for Ares Management on the sale of its portfolio company Cordium – a leading provider of governance, risk and compliance services – to ACA Compliance Group
  • Advised the founders of Thomas International, a leading international provider of psychometric assessment solutions, on the sale of a majority stake in the company to Palamon Capital Partners, a pan-European growth investor

Notable transactions in which Laura has been involved in prior to joining the firm include:

  • Acting for LDC on a number of management buy-outs, including of internationally recognised rimfire ammunition manufacturer Eley, shower specialist Aqualisa and the UK's largest independent 2-man next day home delivery provider Panther Logistics 
  • Advising Birmingham City Council on the sale of the NEC Group (comprising the NEC, Genting Arena, Resorts World, the ICC and the Barclaycard Arena) to LDC in a deal which valued the NEC Group at £307 million
  • Advising LDC on its sale of Orion Media to Bauer Media
  • Advising the management team of Sigma Precision Components on the £65m buy-out of Sigma from Avingtrans, backed by Silverfleet Capital Partners
  • Advising Ladbrokes and Coral on the sale of 360 licenced betting offices to Betfred and Stan James as part of the Ladbrokes Coral merger
  • Acting for a listed PLC on a number of international acquisitions
  • Advising Rigby Capital on a number of pan-European acquisitions


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