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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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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...
Laura McIntosh
Laura McIntosh
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Laura is a partner in the Corporate Group with over 14 years of experience in corporate law matters.Laura specialises in M&A and private equity transactions and has acted on a large number of high value...
Robert Willis
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Rob Willis is a partner in the Corporate/M&A Team at CMS London.  He has been practising since 2004 and deals with all aspects of corporate work, including private company and business acquisitions and...
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Eva Talmacsi
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Eva Talmacsi is a UK, US and Hungarian qualified partner based in London.Eva focuses her international practice on a broad range of M&A and private equity matters in Europe including Central & Eastern...
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David McGowan
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
David McGowan is a partner specialising in corporate and commercial law. He has a wide experience of power projects and oil and gas projects.David has advised utilities, independent developers, lenders...
Paula Kidd
Paula Kidd
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Aberdeen
Paula is a partner in the Oil and Gas Department.
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Ian Herbert
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Ian Herbert is a partner in CMS’ Oil & Gas Team and advises clients on a wide range of energy related matters with a particular focus on oil and gas infrastructure projects and supply chain contracts,...
Frances Reilly
Frances Reilly
Of Coun­sel
United Kingdom, Aberdeen
Frances advises clients in relation to all oil and gas matters including M&A transactions, development projects, decommissioning/security arrangements, supply chain/procurement contracts, and North Sea...
Daniel Weston
Daniel Weston
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Daniel is a Senior Associate in the Corporate team.
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 reorganisations,...