Public takeovers and mergers

We are widely recognised as one of the leading public M&A practices in the UK. We advise clients on all aspects of public M&A transactions in all market sectors.

In particular we are recognised for our expertise in high-end complex matters and have considerable experience advising on cross-border transactions.

We advise some of the world's most successful and ambitious businesses and business leaders. Our clients range from UK and international corporations to private equity houses, investment banks and wealthy individuals.

Our M&A offering is enhanced by the depth of our expertise in a number of complementary areas including: anti-trust, financing, regulatory, taxation, real estate, environmental, employment, pensions, commercial and intellectual property. Our M&A specialists work closely with lawyers in each of these areas to provide our clients with a seamless service.

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"They're absolutely top notch. They're really skilled, and for M&A they do a great job."

Chambers UK 2022

"Leading mid-market practice advising high-profile names on a range of transactions including acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures. Well versed in high-end work, often acting on international mandates for corporates and financial institutions. Also regularly called upon to advise management and director teams on M&A transactions. Broad international capabilities include recent experience in the USA, Europe and Australasia.”"

Chambers UK 2020

"Clients say: “They're very professional and thorough. You know they won't miss anything when you're doing a deal’."

Chambers UK 2020

"Sources consider the team to be ‘high-quality and good value,’ and admire that the lawyers are ‘professional, hard-working and commercial in their approach’."

Chambers UK 2020