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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 Africa,...
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...
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Chris Watson
Part­ner
Head of the CMS TMC Group
United Kingdom, London
Chris Watson is one of the world’s leading communications law experts. He is Head of the CMS Technology, Media and Communications group and leads an international team of over 300 lawyers.   He focuses...
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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 Head...
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Jason Zemmel
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jason Zemmel is a Partner based in the CMS London office.Jason advises a wide range of private equity houses, management teams, corporates, investors and advisers on the full range of private equity,...
Stuart MacLean
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Stuart MacLean is a partner in the Corporate Group. His transaction experience includes public and private M&A, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, corporate reorganisation/restructuring...
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Chris Southorn
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Chris Southorn is a partner in the CMS UK Corporate Team. He has extensive experience in all areas of company law and in advising institutional investors. He advises on the full spectrum of domestic and...
Narinder Jugpal
Narinder Jugpal
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Narinder Jugpal is a partner in CMS’s London Corporate Group.He advises private equity sponsors, financial institutions and corporates on all manner of domestic and cross border acquisitions, disposals,...
Helen Johnson
Helen Johnson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Helen Johnson advises on a wide range of corporate transactions. She advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs, secondary fundraisings, public takeovers and private equity work, including...
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Gary Green
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Gary Green is a partner in the Corporate Team at CMS London. He has extensive experience of a wide range of corporate law matters including corporate finance, domestic and cross-border M&A, restructurings...