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Katie Nagy De Nagybaczon

Partner
Co-Head of the CMS Consumer Products Group

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English, French

Katie Nagy de Nagybaczon is a partner in the Corporate Team at CMS London. She is Co-Head of the Consumer Products Group and in this position leads an international team of more than 40 partners and a total of more than 100 lawyers in 21 countries. 

Katie specialises in advising entrepreneurs and corporates in the Consumer and Technology, Media and Communications sectors. 

Katie advises on a wide range of corporate transactions but is best known for her expertise in international and UK mergers & acquisitions, advising on the whole lifecycle of business, from start-up, raising money through investment, growth through acquisition and joint venture, and successful exit.

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"Next Generation Partner (Retail and Consumer)"

Legal 500, 2020

"Recommended" (M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals, £250m+)

Legal 500, 2018

Relevant experience

  • Sony Pictures Television on the sale of its entire UK channels portfolio to US investment firm Narrative Capital.
  • Macquarie Capital as main investor, together with Daiwa Energy & Infrastructure and Aberdeen Standard Investments, on the acquisition of a majority stake in the fibre optic network in rural areas owned by MásMóvil, which will cover more than 1.1 million Spanish households.
  • Global digital performance publisher XLMedia on its US$26 million acquisition of multichannel sports betting digital media platform, Sports Betting Dime.
  • Foresight, a leading infrastructure and private equity investment manager, on its investment in Lightning Fibre, a Sussex based, community minded full fibre network provider.
  • Macquarie Capital on the sale of 13% of Spanish optical Fibre-to-the-Home network provider Pentacom to Daiwa.
  • Wholesale fibre network infrastructure provider CityFibre on the acquisition of FibreNation from TalkTalk and Entanet from management and private equity.
  • The shareholders of Spencer Ogden, a specialist global energy and infrastructure recruitment agency, on the sale of a significant stake in the business to international private equity firm MML Capital Partners.
  • VOD company IROKOtv on the sale of the ROK film studio to French television company Canal+.
  • Online health & beauty retailer The Hut Group on its acquisition of luxury skincare brand ESPA; ;The Hut Group, one of the world’s largest online Health & Beauty retailers and brand owners, on its acquisition of skincare and spa brand ESPA.
  • YOOX NET-A-PORTER on its joint venture with Symphony Investments, an entity controlled by Mohammed Alabbar to create the Middle East’s undisputed leader for online luxury retail.
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Publications

Dec 2019 - Female Entrepreneurs: gender diversity across the UK’s high-growth ecosystem, Newable Beauhurst

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Education

  • 2002 – LPC, College of Law
  • 2001 – LLB in European Legal Studies, University of Bristol, Bristol
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Feed

28/05/2024
Future Consumer Talks
Future Consumer Talks is a CMS podcast on legal topics affecting consumer products for retail. Through this series our lawyers will be providing insight into the fast evolving landscape of product regulation and compliance matters. We will also be covering legal news, recent developments and emerging trends, and how they are relevant to the industry.
09/04/2024
CMS Expert Guide to plastics and packaging laws
Plastics and packaging have attracted  consumer, media and legislative interest over recent years with an array of laws being proposed to incentivise behavioural and design change. Significant reforms...
Comparable
31/01/2024
TMT World Congress 2024
CMS lawyers are pleased to be attending the TMT World Congress 2024 held in London on 31 January - 01 February. Below you can find an overview of our attending partners, representing a large range of jurisdictions and practice areas. To arrange a meeting, please contact the individual lawyers directly. Additionally, Anne Chitan will moderate the M&A Panel - Assessing what’s next for Transactions amid Continued Macro Headwinds, Wednesday 31 January (10:55 – 11:35). At CMS, we have some of Europe’s leading legal specialists in the technology, media and communications sector. Our Digital Communications Infrastructure Team combines exceptional expertise in project and structured finance, competition regulation and large-scale investment, while our market-leading tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions team has decades of experience in the technology and communications space, including strong expertise in the areas of fibre, towers, subsea cables, network sharing, data centres and satellite. To find out more about CMS Digital Communications Infrastructure cap­ab­il­it­ies, vis­it our Digital Communications Infrastructure section. For further information, please see our partners attending the congress in the gallery below and an overview of all our expertise areas.
21/11/2023
CMS advises Iconix International on Hoodrich acquisition
International law firm CMS has advised premier global brand management company Iconix International (“Iconix”) on its majority acquisition of leading British streetwear brand Hoodrich. Iconix owns...
28/06/2023
CMS Consumer & Retail Conference
There is still time to register for the CMS Consumer & Retail Conference - Today's Tomorrow taking place on Wednesday 28 June 2023 at our CMS London office. You can find the full line up below, which...
22/06/2023
Taking Stock 2023
Consumer brands and retailers are undergoing a period of profound transformation, driven by factors such as accelerated digital transformation, fallout from the pandemic, regulatory changes and heightened...
26/09/2022
CMS advises River and Mercantile (R&M) on £155m investment in Spring Fibre
International law firm CMS has advised specialist investment management company River and Mercantile on its £155-million investment in wholesale fibre operator Spring Fibre. Well known as a provider...
15/09/2022
CMS advises Foresight on second Lightning Fibre investment
International law firm CMS has advised leading infrastructure and SME investment manager Foresight Group on its follow on investment into Lightning Fibre, a community minded and full fibre network operator...
13/09/2022
CMS advises Compass Group plc on acquisition of Equinoxe Solutions
International law firm CMS has advised global food services business Compass Group plc on its acquisition of Equinoxe Solu­tions. Equi­noxe Solutions provides hospitality procurement, supply chain, systems...
08/09/2022
Technology Transformation - Consumer Products & Retail
Digitalisation has transformed how consumer products are manufactured, distributed and sold. The push to maintain a competitive advantage, drives increased investment in new technologies. This investment may reduce operational cost and ease the retention of legacy systems, but what challenges arise and how do businesses approach the changing risk profile?This report is a deep dive into data first produced for the re­port Tech­no­logy Transformation: Managing Risks in a Changing Landscape. In the original report we surveyed over 500 corporate counsel and risk managers from multiple industries across the world. Here, we look in detail at the 75 respondents surveyed in the consumer and retail sector, and their perspectives on the risks associated with busi­ness-crit­ic­al technologies, including emerging technologies. Our survey shows that businesses across the sector, whether retailers or manufacturers, have the same concerns but the influences on the adoption of technology, the resulting risks, and the approaches taken to mitigate or resolve those risks vary depending on whether or not the business involves a direct sales relationship with the consumer. Download the consumer and retail sector report now to read about: Drivers of technology adoption in the consumer and retail sectorNew risks emerging and traditional barriers to risk man­age­ment­Cur­rent technology risks in the consumer and retail sectorFuture risks and measures to deal with themPreferred approaches to technology dispute resolution for the consumer and retail sector
08/04/2022
Taking Stock 2022
This year’s Taking Stock: Outlook for Consumer & Retail report looks at how the industry and consumers have fared emerging from the pandemic, and how the challenges of 2022 – from the war in Ukraine...
15/02/2022
CMS advises Foresight on Connect Fibre investment
International law firm CMS has advised Foresight Group LLP (“Foresight”), a leading listed infrastructure and SME investment manager, on its investment into Connect Fibre, a community minded, full...