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The life of a business never remains static. Corporate activity drives the business world and attracts ever increasing scrutiny and regulation. Whether your corporate strategy is to expand by growth or to diversify into new sectors and markets, to exit investments or to divest of non-core activities, to raise funds or to list on the public markets, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. Our international team of more than 1,000 corporate lawyers in over 72 offices worldwide, of whom over 250 are based in the UK, can assist you in all aspects of corporate law, both domestically and internationally.

We advise on M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, joint ventures and corporate advisory issues.

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One of the things that stands out is the quality of their senior associates. We have a good working relationship with the partner and excellent support from their senior associates.

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    Equity Capital Markets

    Navigating the world of equity capital markets can be complex. Whether you are looking to take your company public, raise capital or simply keep up with the maze of rules and regulations inherent with running a listed company, our highly experienced experts can help you.

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    Mergers & Acquisitions

    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.

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