Amy B. Comer, Partner LondonNew York
acomer@crowell.com
Phone: +44.20.7413.1314
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London, EC2N 1HQ
United Kingdom
Phone: +1 212.803.4023
590 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022-2544

Amy Comer is a partner in Crowell & Moring’s London and New York offices and a member of the Corporate Group. Amy is an internationally recognized practitioner who advises global and U.S. clients on cross-border and U.S. domestic investment and financial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, restructurings, corporate and project finance transactions, and general corporate and commercial matters.

Amy’s corporate practice spans multiple industries, including TMT, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, insurance and financial services, and oil & gas, oilfield services, and renewables. Amy also advises clients on transactional aspects of intellectual property and technology matters and has experience in negotiating and implementing intellectual property licensing agreements, technology transfer programs, and technology acquisitions.

Representative Matters

Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT)

  • Advised a publicly traded U.S. multinational conglomerate on multiple licensing and joint development agreements for gas turbine technologies in China and other emerging markets.
  • Advised a media company in its joint venture with a U.S. diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate to launch a new channel focused on children’s programming.
  • Advised the leading online advertiser in the sale of a 27 percent equity stake to a private equity fund. 
  • Advised a U.K.-based publicly traded international telecommunications provider on the sale of its subsidiary specializing in VSAT and other satellite broadband services to a diversified Internet and satellite services provider. 
  • Advised one of the world’s largest integrated publicly traded telecommunications services operators providing voice and data services through a range of traditional and broadband mobile and fixed technologies in the separation from a joint venture partner where they were providing cellular communications services.

Insurance and Financial Services

  • Advised the financial services division of publicly traded U.S. multinational conglomerate in the auction sale of a banking unit, which focused on high-margin consumer lending, to winning bidder. 
  • Advised the affiliate of one of the largest pension funds on the acquisition through an auction sale conducted by the insurance and pension business of one of Europe’s leading providers of life and general insurance. 
  • Advised an international banking and finance group on the sale of a combined stake of more than 66.7 percent in its Swiss-listed real estate company to a Liechtenstein-based investment fund.

Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences

  • Advised the health care division of a publicly traded U.S. multinational conglomerate in its joint venture to manufacture, assemble, sell, and service high-tech medical diagnostic equipment. 
  • Advised a U.S.-based international developer, manufacturer, and distributor of pharmaceuticals on its investment in and option to purchase a leading service and software provider of telehealth solutions in the U.K. 
  • Advised a U.S.-based private equity fund on the disposal of its manufacture and distribution of radiopharmaceuticals for positron emission tomography business to Europe’s leading independent provider of medical imaging services.

Energy

  • Advised a publicly traded U.S. multinational conglomerate on a US $1 billion joint venture agreement with one of the world’s leading oil companies to develop local expertise and technology solutions for the oil and gas sector. 
  • Advised a Canadian-based publicly traded international oilfield services company, in connection with the sale of its pressure-pumping business for $182 million.
  • Advised a Shanghai Stock Exchange listed company on its US$400 million acquisition of an oil & gas production and exploration company and advised on the target’s subsequent stock exchange listing.
  • Advised a Shanghai Stock Exchange listed company on in its $350 million acquisition of a publicly traded oil company that holds exploration and production licenses for three hydrocarbon fields with 30 wells in production.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: England and Wales (Registered Foreign Lawyer), New York, District of Columbia (inactive)



Publications

  • "The UK Fracking Debate," Oil Gas & Shipping, Issue 78 (July 2015). Co-Author: Amy B. Comer.
  • "Is Fracking the Way Forward?" Utility Week (June 19, 2015). Co-Author: Amy B. Comer.
  • "US and EU Sanctions Impacting Russian Energy Market," Lawyer Monthly (September 2014). Co-Author: Amy B. Comer.
  • "Can Fracking Revolutionise the UK Energy Market?" Laywer Monthly (June 2014). Co-Author: Amy B. Comer.


Firm News & Announcements

Oct.10.2017 Leading Cross-Border M&A Lawyer Amy Comer Joins Crowell & Moring’s London Office