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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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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...
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Cathy Pitt
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Cathy Pitt is a partner in our Corporate department. Cathy’s practice is focussed on the investment management sector and encompasses fund structuring and fundraisings for domestic and international...
Narinder Jugpal
Narinder Jugpal
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Narinder Jugpal is a partner in CMS’s London Corporate Group.He advises private equity sponsors, financial institutions and corporates on all manner of domestic and cross border acquisitions, disposals,...
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Kenneth Rose
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Kenny Rose is a partner in the Corporate group with over 25 years' experience as a corporate lawyer.He specialises in M&A and corporate finance projects. He has a particularly strong track record and...
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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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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Gary Green
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Gary Green is a partner in the Corporate Team at CMS London. He has extensive experience of a wide range of corporate law matters including corporate finance, domestic and cross-border M&A, restructurings...
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Jonathan Woolf
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jonathan Woolf is a partner focusing on oil and gas and energy M&A for corporates and financial sponsors. He joined CMS in November 2015 and has over 17 years of international M&A experience. He has executed...
Stuart MacLean
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Stuart MacLean is a partner in the Corporate Group. His transaction experience includes public and private M&A, private equity, venture capital, joint ventures, corporate reorganisation/restructuring...
Peter Lewis
Peter Lewis
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Peter Lewis is a partner in the Corporate department at CMS London, specialising in Private Equity M&A across a wide range of sectors internationally.He has over 10 years’ experience advising mid-market...