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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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    16 January 2019
    Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2018/19
    06/06/2019
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    Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2017/18
    31/05/2019
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    A re­cent Eng­lish court de­cision sug­gests that the SDLT gen­er­al anti-avoid­ance rule (Sec­tion 75A Fin­ance Act 2003) may be of wider ap­plic­a­tion than pre­vi­ously thought, and sig­ni­fic­antly wider than in­dic­ated in HM Rev­en­ue & Cus­toms’ own pub­lished guid­ance.
    24 July 2017
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    28/05/2019
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    20 March 2017
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    28/05/2019
    Busi­nesses face stricter com­pli­ance and harsh­er pen­al­ties un­der the...
    The Home Of­fice com­mis­sioned Rt Hon Frank Field MP, Bar­on­ess Eliza­beth But­ler-Sloss and Maria Miller MP to re­view the op­er­a­tion and ef­fect­ive­ness of the Mod­ern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and to re­com­mend im­prove­ments.
    9 March 2017
    CMS tops M&A rank­ings in CEE again
    17/05/2019
    Draw­ing the line un­der si­lent cy­ber
    In­surer­s' man­age­ment of cy­ber risk, in­clud­ing si­lent cy­ber cov­er, has at­trac­ted the in­terest of the UK Pruden­tial Reg­u­lat­ory Au­thor­ity (the PRA). The PRA has called on in­surers to re­duce their un­in­ten­ded ex­pos­ure to si­lent cy­ber cov­er, and to im­prove their.
    19/01/2016
    Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2015/16
    08/05/2019
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    The Crim­in­al Di­vi­sion of the US De­part­ment of Justice (“DoJ”) has pub­lished up­dated guid­ance for pro­sec­utors on the Eval­u­ation of Cor­por­ate Com­pli­ance Pro­grams (“DoJ Guid­ance”). The DoJ Guid­ance is in­ten­ded to as­sist pro­sec­utors when con­sid­er­ing (i) wheth­er.