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Mergers & Acquisitions lawyers

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.

As a seller, buyer, financial investor or a company’s management team, we can advise you on all aspects of your transaction (public or private) involving the sale or acquisition of a company or business, both domestically in the UK or internationally. Consistently ranked by Mergermarket as the top Mergers & Acquisition law firm by deal count in Europe, our partner-led teams are structured and trained according to the industries our clients operate in.

With the resources of over 700 corporate lawyers in over 42 countries, over 120 of whom are based in the UK, we can advise you in all aspects of your Mergers & Acquisition transactions.

Whatever your size, whether you are a large publicly listed company or a small privately owned business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost-effective solution for you. Covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, PFI, outsourcing, group restructurings and privatisations, Our cross-border teams consist of experts from all practice areas and sectors including financial services, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, healthcare & life sciences, real estate, hotels & leisure and technology, media & telecommunications. This allows us to pinpoint your real commercial issues and risks, and provide you with relevant commercial advice in context, saving you time and money.

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Thomas Page
Thomas Page
Part­ner
Head of the CMS Hotels & Leisure Group
United Kingdom, London
Thomas Page is Head of the CMS Hotels & Leisure Group. In this position, he leads an international team of over 100 specialists. With experience across Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and...
Amanda Howard
Amanda Howard
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Amanda heads the firm’s Funds and Indirect Real Estate Assets team. She specialises in structuring, equity raisings and restructurings for real asset funds, complex joint ventures for investment and d...
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Chris Watson
Part­ner
Head of the CMS TMC Group
United Kingdom, London
Chris Watson is Head of the CMS Technology, Media and Communications Group. In this position, he leads an international team of over 100 lawyersHe focuses on international commercial matters in the...
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James Grimwood
Part­ner
Head of the CMS Private Equity Group
United Kingdom, London
James Grimwood is Head of the CMS Private Equity Group. James has extensive experience in advising on a wide range of corporate work, including M&A, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. As...
Mark Devereux
Mark Devereux
Seni­or Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
As one of the UK's leading media lawyers for the past 30 years, Mark is known as an innovator and a key influencer in the media sector. Acting for broadcasters, TV producers, film-makers, music...
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Wendy Colquhoun
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Wendy Colquhoun is a Corporate partner with over 25 years of experience, gained in London and Edinburgh. She has particular expertise in the financial services sector acting for banks, insurers,...
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Jack Letson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Jack Letson is a partner in the Corporate/M&A Team. Jack specialises in public and private company work including: mergers and acquisitions; private equity; take-over bids; public issues and...
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Cathy Pitt
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Cathy Pitt is a partner in our Corporate department. Cathy’s practice is focussed on the investment management sector and encompasses fund structuring and fundraisings for domestic and international i...
Sandra Rafferty
Sandra Rafferty
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Sandra Rafferty has been a partner in the Corporate group at CMS UK since 2001, and specialises in the infrastructure, energy and renewable sectors. She advises a mixture of public and private ...
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Charles Currier
Part­ner
Co-head of Corporate, UK
United Kingdom, London
Charles is the Co-head of Corporate at CMS UK. For nearly 20 years he has advised utilities, generators, developers, funds and other financial investors on transactions in the energy and...