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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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Nick Blair
Nick Blair
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Nick Blair is a partner in the Corporate Group, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity investments, joint ventures and reorganisations. He advises clients across a variety of sectors,...
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David Davidson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
David Davidson has over 25 years’ experience in M&A and private equity transactions and is ranked as a Corporate/M&A lawyer by Chambers and Partners.He specialises in leveraged buy outs, acquisitions...
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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 infrastructure...
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Bill Carr
Part­ner
Head of India Desk
United Kingdom, London
Bill Carr is a partner in our Corporate team. His main focus is on infrastructure, projects and corporate real estate transactions. Bill is an active member of the CMS Corporate group and regularly advises...
Bruce Graeme
Graeme Bruce
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Graeme Bruce is a partner in the Corporate department with over 25 years of experience as a corporate lawyer. He is consistently listed as a leading lawyer in the directories and specialises in a range...
Paul Cole
Paul Cole
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Paul Cole is an associate in the Corporate Transactions team in the London office. He joined the firm as a trainee in 2013 and qualified into the Corporate team in 2015.He has experience of both national...
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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, wealth...
Laurie Carrette
Laurie Carrette
As­so­ci­ate
(England & Wales and France Qualified)
United Kingdom, London
Laurie Carrette is a Dual Qualified Lawyer (Avocat/Solicitor) in the Energy, Projects and Construction department.
Sarah Dobbie
Sarah Dobbie
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Aberdeen
Sarah is an Associate in the Oil & Gas team based in Aberdeen. Sarah joined CMS in 2016 and works within the firm’s Energy, Projects and Construction Group.
Brynn Horner
Brynn Horner
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
(Australian Qualified)
United Kingdom, London
Brynn is a Senior Associate in the Corporate department.