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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.

 
Charles Currier
Charles Currier
Senior Partner
Chair of the Board for CMS UK and its international offices
United Kingdom, London
Charles is Senior Partner and Chair of the Board for CMS UK and its international offices. As Senior Partner, Charles focuses on building strong relationships with clients, intermediaries, professional...
Gordon Anton
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...
Kate Badr
Kate Badr
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Kate is a partner in the Corporate Transactions team, with particular expertise advising on transactions in the life sciences and technology sectors. Kate works with both private and public companies...
Paul Blackmore
Paul Blackmore
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Paul has over 25 years of experience specialising in equity capital markets transactions and mergers and acquisitions (both public and private) with a particular focus on the TMC and Real Estate sectors...
Nick Blair
Nick Blair
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Nick Blair is a partner in the Corporate Group, specialising in M&A, debt and equity investments, joint ventures and reorganisations. He advises clients across a variety of sectors, with a particular...
David Bunker
David Bunker
Partner
United Kingdom, London
David advises on all aspects of corporate finance work for private and public companies, advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships and reorganisations. He has particular expertise...
Jamie Burgess
Jamie Burgess
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Jamie Burgess is a Partner in the CMS London Corporate Group. Jamie specialises in Private Equity and has extensive experience and knowledge within the space, acting for Private Equity sponsors, founders...
Bill Carr
Bill Carr
Partner
Head of India Desk
United Kingdom, London
Bill Carr is a partner in our London Corporate team. His main focus is on infrastructure and energy projects and corporate real estate transactions. Bill is an active member of the CMS Corporate group...
Michael Carroll
Michael Carroll
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Michael Carroll is an Australian qualified Partner in our London Corporate department. Michael specialises in M&A transactions, joint ventures and major project acquisitions and disposals, with a focus...
Emma Clark
Emma Clark
Partner
United Kingdom, London
Emma Clark is a Corporate partner with a sector focus on transactions for financial services businesses. Emma has advised on a number of ground-breaking and innovative transactions under new and evolving...