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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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Matthew Davies
Matthew Davies
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Manchester
Matthew is a Partner in our Corporate group, based in the Corporate team in Manchester.Matthew specialises in UK and multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, corporate re-organisations and restructurings...
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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 corporate finance matters in Central & Eastern Europe and the...
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Jason Zemmel
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jason Zemmel is a Partner based in the CMS London office.Jason advises a wide range of private equity houses, management teams, corporates, investors and advisers on the full range of private equity,...
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...
Howard Gill
Howard Gill
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Manchester
Howard is a partner in our Corporate group, heading the Corporate team in Manchester. He specialises in UK and multi-jurisdictional corporate finance, fundraisings, public and private M&A, joint ventures...
Paul Guite
Paul Guite
Part­ner
Co-Head of Media
United Kingdom, London
Paul is a partner in the corporate team and co-head of the media practice. Paul advises on all aspects of corporate work with particular experience in mergers and acquisitions, strategic joint ventures,...
Nick Crosbie
Nick Crosbie
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Nick is a Corporate Partner, based in London and advises on deals in the Hotels & Leisure, Media, Sport and Technology sectors. Nick advises his clients on acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures,...
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...
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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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...