Roddy has considerable experience of advising on cross-border M&A deals, both inbound and outbound, notably those involving newly-industrialised economies, particularly India and China, with a focus on public takeovers, schemes of arrangement, sell-side and buy-side private auctions and bi-laterals, joint ventures, buyouts, minority participations and management equity pieces.
Roddy is also client relationship partner for a number of FTSE companies and international conglomerates.
He is a senior member of the firm's India Executive.
"Pragmatic and highly effective", Legal 500 UK
Ranked individual, Chambers Global - Corporate/M&A (expertise based abroad) - India
Roddy's experience includes advising:
- TUI Travel on its £5.2 billion merger by scheme of arrangement with TUI AG to create one of the first German incorporated, LSE listed, FTSE companies
- PA Consulting Group on the controlling investment by scheme of arrangement from The Carlyle Group, valuing PA at US$1 billion
- Reliance Communications on its proposed US$1.6 billion sale of its telecom towers business to Brookfield Infrastructure
- United Spirits on its £430 million disposal by auction sale of Whyte & Mackay to Emperador
- United Breweries on the partial disposal of its interests in United Spirits to Diageo, with a deal value of £1.2 billion
- the owners of Harrods (a Fayed family trust) on the £1.5 billion sale of Harrods Group to Qatar Holding, the investment arm of the Qatar Investment Authority
- major national oil companies on their proposed takeovers of Bowleven, First Calgary and Petrokazakhstan
- China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) on its US$18.5 billion merger proposal with Unocal Corporation
- the seven global investment banks providing the equity bridge on Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co/Pessina's £11 billion takeover of Alliance Boots
Roddy graduated from Southampton University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Laws with Honours. He completed the Law Society Finals with Honours in 1993. He qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales with Herbert Smith in 1995. He qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 2006 where he worked between 2005 and 2007.
Roddy joined Herbert Smith in 1993 and has been a partner since 2003.