• University of Oxford, M.A. (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • The College of Law, Chester, Common Professional Examination and Legal Practice Course (Distinction)


  • England and Wales as Solicitor
Joel Wheeler, Partner London
Phone: +44.207.413.1330
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
United Kingdom

Joel Wheeler is a partner in Crowell & Moring's London office. He advises on a wide range of corporate (and associated commercial) matters, including public and private mergers and acquisitions (both general and insurance sector-related), private equity transactions, debt and equity capital market offerings and corporate restructurings. Joel has advised on a large number of cross-border transactions, including most recently in the US, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and The Philippines.

Representative transactions include:

  • Acting for Meinl Bank A.G. on the corporate and management restructuring of Atrium European Real Estate Limited;
  • Acting for Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on its £417m acquisition of the Bodycote Testing Group;
  • Acting for Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on the recapitalisation and subsequent £1 billion+ sale of Brake Bros;
  • Acting for GoshawK Insurance Holdings plc on its rescue rights issue and subsequent takeover by the Enstar Group;
  • Acting for the DTI on the restructuring of British Energy plc;
  • Acting for Groupe Auchan in relation to a complex Ukrainian joint venture;
  • Acting for the vendors on the sale of Lombard International Assurance;
  • Acting for Allianz Cornhill on the disposal of its UK life assurance business and Merchant Investors Assurance;
  • Acting for Hong Kong's MTR plc on various public debt offerings.


Admitted to practice: England and Wales

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Oct.05.2009 Crowell & Moring Bolsters London Office With Corporate Partner Joel Wheeler
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