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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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Ben Hendry
Benjamin Hendry
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Sheffield
Ben has advised on corporate finance transactions of numerous shapes and sizes. He acts for a variety of clients, from SME's to major PLC’s and has had exposure to both private and public sector d...
Thomas Jameson
Tom Jameson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Tom is a partner in the Transactions Team at CMS, and a member of our Corporate Technology sector. With established expertise in investments, group reorganisations and mergers and acquisitions, Tom...
Mark Joscelyne
Mark Joscelyne
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Mark advises on a wide variety of domestic and cross border transactions, including corporate acquisitions and disposals, IPOs, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and private equity...
Chris Luck
Christopher Luck
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Chris Luck is a Partner in the Funds and Indirect Real Estate team. His main focus is in the real estate and financial sectors for UK and International clients. Transactional activity includes M&A,...
Simon Morgan
Simon Morgan
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Simon Morgan is a partner in the Corporate/M&A Team at CMS London.  Simon has over 30 years' experience of advising clients on corporate transactional matters. He advises clients across a number of ...
Iain Newman
Iain Newman
Part­ner
Co-head of Corporate, UK
United Kingdom, London
Iain is a Partner and co-leader of the Corporate team, with over 25 years of experience. His clients include UK and international companies and institutions. Focus areas include advising on ac...
Caroline Newsholme
Caroline Newsholme
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Caroline is a partner in our Corporate Team at CMS London. She specialises in corporate M&A transactions including acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses and joint ventures. She has...
Howard Gill
Howard Gill
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Manchester
Howard is a partner in our Corporate group, heading the Corporate team in Manchester. He specialises in UK and multi-jurisdictional corporate finance, fundraisings, public and private M&A, joint...
Paul Guite
Paul Guite
Part­ner
Co-Head of Media
United Kingdom, London
Paul is a partner in the corporate team and co-head of the media practice. Paul advises on all aspects of corporate work with particular experience in mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint...
Glyn Taylor
Glyn Taylor
Part­ner
Lawyer
United Kingdom, London
Glyn Taylor is a Partner in our Corporate team with a broad range of corporate financial experience, particularly in public equity. He has advised clients on a wide range of corporate work including...