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Peita Menon
Peita Menon
Partner — Tax
Partner — Tax

Peita Menon

Peita Menon

20 Fenchurch Street
24th Floor
London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom

start quote symbolSources state that Peita is “very good at combining technical excellence with sound judgement” and “is a man of long-standing experience and considerable gravitas.” He assists clients facing complex tax issues and is rated for his experience advising clients on the tax aspects of large-scale international M&A activity. – Chambers UK, Tax, 2022end quote symbol
Peita Menon

Experience Highlights

  • Alvogen, a US-based specialty pharmaceutical company, on the sale of its CEE business to Zentiva, a Czech Republic-based international pharmaceutical company owned by Advent

  • Angelini, the Italian pharma and consumer healthcare group, on its worldwide acquisition outside of North America of ThermaCare, a medical manufacturer, from GlaxoSmithKline, the multi-national pharmaceutical company; the acquisition was key in relation to the creation of the GSK/Pfizer JV for Consumer Health

  • Bright Scholar, the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China, on its $195 million acquisition of CATS Colleges Holdings Limited, an international school network with a platform of campuses located across the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and China

  • Energean Oil & Gas plc, a FTSE 250 independent oil & gas exploration and production company, on the sale of certain UK and Norwegian oil & gas assets to Neptune Energy for $250 million, with a further contingent consideration of up to $350 million

  • Grupo Bimbo, the largest baking company in the world and producer and distributor of baked goods in 22 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, in the acquisition of the Mankattan Group, a key player in the baking industry in China

  • Infravia III Invest S.A., a French infrastructure investor, and the founders on the disposal of Next Generation Data, a data centre business in South Wales comprising Europe’s largest single site data centre campus

  • Mid Europa Partners, the leading private equity investor in Central and South Eastern Europe, on the sale of Zabka Polska S.A., Poland’s leading convenience retailer, to funds advised by CVC Capital Partners

  • Nestle S.A. on the sale of its 60% stake in Herta to Casa Taradellas and the creation of a joint venture for Herta with their respective stakes of 40% and 60%

  • Novator Partners LLP on their sale of Mode, a digital financial lender business, to TransferTo, a Singapore-headquartered provider of international airtime transfers, in exchange for a 28% stake in the holding entity of TransferTo

  • SoftBank Vision Fund in its $1.45 billion investment in Greensill, a supply chain financing business with significant operations in countries including the UK, Germany and Australia, in consideration for the issuance of around 39.8% of approximately the fully diluted share capital

  • Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, a leading marketer of lawn and garden products, on the $250 million sale of their European and Australian consumer operations to Exponent Private Equity LLP

  • HM Treasury on the UK government’s proposal for a new UK withholding tax exemption for interest payments on privately placed debt

  • Digital Realty Trust, one of the world’s leading data centre owners and operators and a US REIT listed on the New York Stock Exchange, on the acquisition of 761,000 sq ft of data centre facilities, located in and around London and known as the Sentrum Portfolio, for approximately $1.1 billion


  • King’s College London, LLM,1994
  • College of Law, Guildford, Law Society Finals, 1990
  • University of Wales, LLB, 1989
  • Best Lawyers UK (BL Rankings, LLC), Tax Law, 2023
  • Chambers UK, Tax (UK–wide), 2021–2023
  • Legal 500 UK, Corporate and Commercial, Corporate Tax, 2021
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales