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The life of a business never remains static. Corporate activity drives the business world and attracts ever increasing scrutiny and regulation. Whether your corporate strategy is to expand by growth or to diversify into new sectors and markets, to exit investments or to divest of non-core activities, to raise funds or to list on the public markets, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. Our international team of more than 1,000 corporate lawyers in over 72 offices worldwide, of whom over 250 are based in the UK, can assist you in all aspects of corporate law, both domestically and internationally.

We advise on M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, joint ventures and corporate advisory issues.

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    Equity Capital Markets

    Navigating the world of equity capital markets can be complex. Whether you are looking to take your company public, raise capital or simply keep up with the maze of rules and regulations inherent with running a listed company, our highly experienced experts can help you.

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    Mergers & Acquisitions

    The successful execution of a Mergers & Acquisition transaction, whether sell-side or buy-side, requires lawyers who understand their clients` businesses and markets, including the risks associated with their sector and how they can be mitigated in a pragmatic and cost-effective manner. Our M&A team is structured according to our clients’ sectors and will work with you and your other advisers to produce innovative structures and solutions that address the risks and challenges faced in your M&A transactions.

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    CMS ad­vises on Mo­ sale to eBay
    For­tune fa­vours the...Crown
    The Chan­cel­lor an­nounced in his budget that the Crown is to be re-in­stated as a pref­er­en­tial cred­it­or in in­solv­ency, re­vers­ing the changes brought in by The En­ter­prise Act 2002.   Those of us who have been prac­ti­cing in the in­solv­ency space for some time will.
    24 October 2018
    CMS ad­vises BLME on ac­quis­i­tion of land­mark Glas­gow...
    Trans­fers of cross-bor­der re­gistered of­fices: how the mar­ket de­veloped...
    The gen­es­is In 2003, the draft 14th Dir­ect­ive on cross-bor­der trans­fers of re­gistered of­fices was ini­ti­ated by the European Com­mis­sion. It was sub­sequently aban­doned in 2007, par­tic­u­larly due to the res­ist­ance from cer­tain Mem­ber States which were op­posed to.
    2 October 2018
    CMS ad­vises on third in­fra­struc­ture takeover in six...
    Budget 2018: Re­form of the UK cor­por­a­tion tax in­tan­gibles re­gime
    The World In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Or­gan­iz­a­tion has re­cently sug­ges­ted that one third of the value of the products that con­sumers buy is de­rived from in­tan­gibles such as tech­no­logy and brand­ing. With the grow­ing im­port­ance and value of in­tan­gibles in mind, coupled.
    24 September 2018
    CMS ad­vises Glob­al on its entry in­to Out-of-Home sec­tor...
    Budget 2018: Changes to En­tre­pren­eurs’ Re­lief
    In yes­ter­day’s Budget, the Chan­cel­lor in­tro­duced a num­ber of changes to En­tre­pren­eurs’ Re­lief which may have im­me­di­ate, sig­ni­fic­ant and ex­pens­ive im­plic­a­tions for any­one who is hop­ing to qual­i­fy for the re­lief.
    20 September 2018
    Cor­por­ate North
    A sur­vey of north­ern busi­ness lead­ers
    En­tre­pren­eurs’ Re­lief - hold­ing peri­od for dis­pos­al of “rel­ev­ant EMI...
    The Chan­cel­lor has an­nounced a num­ber of changes in re­spect of the right to claim En­tre­pren­eurs’ Re­lief (ER) in yes­ter­day’s Budget. For dis­pos­als on or after 6 April 2019, the min­im­um peri­od through­out which the qual­i­fy­ing con­di­tions for ER must be met will.
    10 September 2018
    CMS acts for UK IT solu­tions pro­vider OC­SL on its ac­quis­i­tion...
    The UK White Pa­per on in­vest­ment con­trol: have you re­spon­ded?
    On 24 Ju­ly 2018, the UK Gov­ern­ment pub­lished for con­sulta­tion a White Pa­per set­ting out its pro­pos­als for a new na­tion­al se­cur­ity and in­vest­ment con­trol re­gime. The pro­posed re­gime is loosely based on UK mer­ger con­trol – it provides for vol­un­tary no­ti­fic­a­tion.