Guy Houghton-Jones Guy Houghton-Jones

Guy Houghton-Jones

Senior Associate

Corporate & commercial

Guy is a transactional lawyer specialising in commercial arrangements with an emphasis on technology and telecommunications projects, intellectual property, procurement, outsourcing, and privacy and data protection.

He returned to Chapman Tripp in 2022 after several years with Allen & Overy LLP in London, where he advised clients on long-term services arrangements in the technology and telecommunications sectors, sale and lease-back of digital infrastructure, satellite procurement, and compliance with the GDPR.

Guy holds a Master of Laws from Columbia University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.

Recent highlights

Guy has advised:

  • Connexa (in which Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is a majority shareholder) on the acquisition of 2degrees' passive mobile network tower assets for approximately NZ$1.076b, and associated long-term service arrangements.
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan on the acquisition of Spark’s passive mobile network towers business for approximately NZ$1.115b, and associated long-term service arrangements.
  • A leading New Zealand life insurance provider, Partners Life, on its sale to Tokyo-listed insurer Dai-ichi Life for approximately NZ$1b.
  • Liberty Global on its UK£31b deal with Telefónica SA to merge Virgin Media and O2, combining the UK’s second-largest broadband network with its largest mobile network, to create a business serving 46 million video, broadband and mobile subscribers.
  • Wind Hellas on the merger of, and long-term service arrangements for, its and Vodafone’s Greek mobile network towers businesses, prior to Vodafone’s initial public offering of its combined European towers business, Vantage Towers.
  • A leading global satellite communications provider on the procurement of satellites and associated technology and services.
  • A multinational telecommunications provider on agreements for the licensing of software and cloud services, and the supply of network equipment.
  • A major Greek bank on a long-term agreement for the servicing of a EU€4b portfolio of loans and real estate assets.

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Sharing jubilance with long-term client Partners Life

This month global life insurance specialist Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc announced the purchase of 100% of the shares in Partners Group Holdings Limited, the parent company of Partners Life Limited.

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Celebrating eight new senior associates

Julia Adams, Liora Bercovitch, William Cheyne, Richard Hutchison, Tom Jemson, Rachael Jones, Guy Jones, and Rosa McPhee have been promoted, recognising their expertise and contribution to the firm.

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