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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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James McMahon
James McMahon
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
James is an associate in the Corporate Department. 
Brodie Thomson
Brodie Thomson
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Brodie is an Associate in the Corporate Transaction team based in London
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 ventures,...
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Gordon Anton
Part­ner
(Qualified in E&W and the Republic of Ireland)
United Kingdom, London
Gordon is a Partner in CMS’ Corporate Group specialising in public takeovers and mergers, private acquisitions and disposals, equity capital markets transactions and joint ventures. Gordon also regularly...
Philippa Chatterton
Philippa Chatterton
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Philippa is a Senior Associate in the Corporate team.
Theo Godfrey
Theo Godfrey
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Theo is a Senior Associate in CMS's Corporate Group. He has over ten years' experience advising on a wide range of corporate transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, private equity and venture...
Nikki Kalamis
Nikki Kalamis
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Nikki is an Associate in the Corporate Team at CMS London. She has a wide range of experience in equity capital markets, M&A and corporate reorganisations.
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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,...
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John Geddes
Legal Director
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
John is a Legal Director in the Oil and Gas team based in Dubai. John has an excellent understanding of E&P companies’ commercial and legal drivers having spent over four years on secondment in the...