Neil Blundell

Partner UK - Bird & Bird


Neil has a wealth of experience advising on transactions in the communications and media sectors, particularly on complex transactions involving multiple countries.

Neil is the head of our Corporate Group in the UK and has worked in both London and Tokyo advising on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and venture capital transactions.

With extensive experience of international deals, Neil has managed complex transactions involving multiple countries, including those where buyers, sellers and assets are located wholly outside of the UK with the principal agreements being governed by English law. He has particular experience handling auction transactions, both for buyers and sellers, as well as complex carve-outs and the separation issues that arise from these. He also advises on general company law and corporate governance.

Neil is listed as a leading individual for Corporate Finance work by Chambers and Partners and in Legal Experts (the Legal Business survey of UK practitioners) as a recommended lawyer for Corporate and M&A work.

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Lawyer Testimonials
  1. Neil Blundell is highly regarded in the media and telecommunications field, with clients appreciating his "sound, measured advice".

    Chambers UK, 2018
  2. Group head and TMT expert Neil Blundell acted for Finnish telecoms company Elisa on its €151m purchase of Starman’s Estonian business, and advised BT on its acquisition of Pelipod.

    Legal 500 UK, 2017
  3. Neil Blundell has "sound TMT sector knowledge" and "offers pragmatic, commercial advice".

    Chambers UK, 2017