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Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions

There is a reason why we are one of the leading corporate law practices with a truly global presence; we make it our business to understand our clients' businesses

We advise corporates, financial sponsors and investment banks on their most significant and complex corporate transactions in all sectors and geographies.

We cover the full spectrum of corporate work advising buyers, sellers and financial advisers on public takeovers, private M&A, equity capital markets, private equity, joint ventures and commercial partnerships, disposals, corporate restructurings and board advisory issues. Our end-to-end approach brings together our leading transactional expertise with the full range of specialist areas including antitrust, employment and incentives, environmental, intellectual property, pensions, tax and technology.

Clients benefit from our comprehensive experience across all corporate disciplines, including:

Our recent highlights

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In 2021, we advised 34 of the FTSE100, including the 18 of the top 20 by market cap.       

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We advised on £172bn worth of UK deals in 2020 and 2021 making us no.1 by value (for deals £500m+: 164bn, no.1 by value).

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In 2021, we advised 6 of the top 10 PE firms (by capital raised over the preceding 5 years) on their corporate transactions.

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We advised on 2 of the 4 largest divestment deals in the UK in 2021.

Inmarsat Group Holdings; Unilever’s tea business

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In 2021, we advised 9 of the world’s top 10 investment banks (by all fees) on their corporate transactions.

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