Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (London)

Scott C. Hopkins

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (London)
Lawyer (Partner)

Scott Hopkins leads Skadden’s U.K. public M&A practice in London and is co-head of the London M&A group, advising on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate matters. Mr. Hopkins also has extensive experience advising companies on a broad range of corporate governance matters and legal and regulatory responsibilities, including contentious public meetings, disclosure, directors’ duties, and individual director liability and protection. Mr. Hopkins ranked second in mergermarket’s 2017 table of dealmakers targeting U.K. companies and also has been profiled in Legal Week as one of its Top Dealmakers. He is recognised as a leading M&A lawyer by Chambers Global and Chambers UK, in which he is described as “an outstanding lawyer to have by your side,” with sources stating “his expertise was irreplaceable for us.” He also is recommended as Highly Regarded in M&A in IFLR1000, and The Legal 500 UK noted his “‘strategic mind’ and ‘sharp insight.’” Mr. Hopkins also is a member of the firm’s Japan practice. He frequently lectures on M&A-related topics, including at Oxford University’s Said Business School.

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