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About Vanessa Bailey

Vanessa is an associate in our global transactions practice group and advises on commercial transactions, including transitional and long-term IP licensing and commercial arrangements as part of complex carve-outs and separation projects. 

During her time at Freshfields, Vanessa has been seconded to a telecoms client and a multinational aerospace client.

Recent work

  • Advising Pilgrim’s Pride on its US$952m carve out acquisition of Kerry’s meats and meals business in the UK and Ireland
  • Advising an AI/tech start-up on a joint venture and collaboration with a Premiership football club and a national football league in connection with the development and roll-out of a consumer-facing mobile app
  • Advising Fuller, Smith & Turner on its carve-out and sale of its brewery and beer brands business
  • Advising CK Hutchison on its 50/50 joint venture with Veon to combine their Italian mobile businesses, Three and Wind and related carve out and disposal of a network business to Iliad


  • University of Oxford, UK (Classics, First Class Honours)
  • BPP University Law School (GDL and LPC, Distinction)