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Mergers and Acquisitions

Delivering successful deals


Our global team excels in working with corporates, financial sponsors, investment banks, investors and others to successfully execute and deliver mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, takeovers, and corporate restructurings, regardless of size or complexity or the locations of the parties or assets.


We pride ourselves on applying our outstanding technical expertise in a practical manner to ensure our clients achieve their commercial goals and the service levels they expect of us.

Our reputation for the seamless execution of the most complex cross-border deals underlines the international scope and strength of our teams and the clients who call on us for these transactions.

Through a long-embedded sector focus we fully understand our client's specific industry drivers and risks and we combine that knowledge with deep seated transactional experience to navigate successful outcomes working with specialists across the world in key practice areas such as competition, employment, IP, data protection, tax and ESG, to address issues and challenges common to those industries.

Diverse knowledge and in-depth expertise

Insights and updates

7th June 2023
In May 2023, there were four Rule 2.7 announcements made across the UK public M&A...
5th May 2023
In April 2023, there were six Rule 2.7 announcements made across the UK public M&A...
26th May 2023
We review the concept of ‘association’ and practical considerations in light of the Panel’s recent...
26th May 2023
The Takeovers Panel has begun consultation to revise its guidance on deal protection granted at...

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