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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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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...
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...
Graeme Bruce
Graeme Bruce
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Graeme Bruce is a partner in the Corporate department with over 25 years of experience as a corporate lawyer. He is consistently listed as a leading lawyer in the directories and specialises in a range...
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...
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...
Justin Coaley
Justin Coaley
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Justin Coaley is a partner in the Corporate/M&A Group at CMS London. Justin’s practice particularly focuses on complex indirect real estate transactions such as multi-jurisdictional portfolio acquisitions...
Elliot Cowan
Elliot Cowan
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Elliot is a partner in the Transaction Team at CMS. Elliot advises on a broad range of general corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions and venture capital, for both domestic...
Nick Crosbie
Nick Crosbie
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Nick is a partner in the Corporate/M&A team at CMS in London. Nick has been practising since 2004 and deals with all aspects of corporate work including company and business acquisitions and disposals...
Charles Currier
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...