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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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Bruce Harvie
Bruce Harvie
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Bruce Harvie is a Senior Associate in the Corporate department.  He is based in the firm’s Edinburgh office and specialises in mergers & acquisitions and private equity investments. Bruce has exp...
Caroline Ironside
Caroline Ironside
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Caroline is a Senior Associate in the Corporate department.
Pamela Angell
Pamela Angell
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
(Australian qualified)
United Kingdom, London
Pamela is a Senior Associate in the Corporate department, specialising in corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and...
Catherine Badr
Kate Badr
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Kate is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Transactions team, with particular expertise advising on transactions in the life sciences and technology sectors. Kate works with both private and public...
Jennifer Louch
Jennifer Louch
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Jennifer is a Senior Associate in the Corporate department, specialising in corporate and commercial law, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, group reorganisations and corporate...
Rajiv Nawbatt
Rajiv Nawbatt
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Rajiv Nawbatt is a Senior Associate in the CMS Corporate/M&A Practice Area Group. Rajiv has worked in both the UK and Middle East. Rajiv has acted for clients in a range of sectors, including...
Daniel Weston
Daniel Weston
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Daniel is a Senior Associate in the Corporate team.
Valentina Satambrogio
Valentina Santambrogio
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Valentina is a London-based Senior Associate in the International Private Equity team. Valentina first studied law at Universitá degli Studi di Milano, Italy. Having moved to London in 2007, she ...
Philip Walton
Philip Walton
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Philip Walton is a senior associate in the Corporate Team in London.  His work focuses on international and UK mergers and acquisitions, strategic ventures and takeovers for entrepreneurial and e...
Alexandra Tuck
Alexandra Tuck
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Alexandra is a Senior Associate in the tax team. Alexandra advises on all aspects of corporate taxation, including direct taxes, VAT, stamp duty and SDLT, and advises corporate, institutional,...