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The successful execution of an M&A 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 are 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. Consistently ranked by MergerMarket as a top M&A law firm by deal count, 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 34 countries, we can advise you in all aspects of your M&A transactions. We add value by thinking and acting beyond our traditional role to secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Whether a global multinational group or a dynamic domestic business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations.

Our cross-border teams include experts in sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, life sciences & healthcare, real estate and construction, technology and media. This means we can save time and money by understanding your specific issues, providing advice within context and pinpointing the commercial issues and risks in your transaction.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Cor­por­ate/M&A in Brazil
Howden Brok­ing Group on their ac­quis­i­tion of con­trolling stake in a Brazili­an in­sur­ance brok­ing com­pany, in­clud­ing in the ne­go­ti­ation of a share­hold­ers’ agree­ment and oth­er joint ven­ture ar­range­ments and a call op­tion agree­ment.Clyde Blowers Cap­it­al on the ac­quis­i­tion by the All­rig Group of the in­ter­na­tion­al op­er­a­tions of IRM Ser­vices, a mul­tina­tion­al oil­field ser­vices com­pany with its headquar­ters in Brazil.Korn Ferry on its US$452m mul­tina­tion­al ac­quis­i­tion of The Hay Group, in­clud­ing co­ordin­a­tion of all Brazili­an due di­li­gence and cor­por­ate law ad­vice and in­put from Chile.Brazili­an Oil Com­pany in its bid to ac­quire a com­pany with a port­fo­lio of pro­du­cing, de­vel­op­ment and ex­plor­a­tion as­sets in the UK North Sea, in­clud­ing leg­al due di­li­gence and ad­vice on all as­pects of the Brit­ish reg­u­lat­ory en­vir­on­ment.Docas In­ves­t­i­men­tos on the US$500m mer­ger of tele­coms com­pan­ies, In­telig Tele­comu­nicações and TIM Par­ti­cipações, and as­so­ci­ated group re­struc­tur­ing, in­volving com­pan­ies and lim­ited li­ab­il­ity part­ner­ships in six dif­fer­ent jur­is­dic­tions.An Asi­an Na­tion­al Oil Com­pany on the pro­posed ac­quis­i­tion of a Brazili­an oil and gas com­pany, with ex­plor­a­tion, de­vel­op­ment and pro­duc­tion as­sets off­shore Brazil, in­clud­ing co­ordin­at­ing all Brazili­an leg­al due di­li­gence.Tan­a­tex Chem­ic­als on the sale of its Brazili­an sub­si­di­ary, in­clud­ing the draft­ing of a quota sale SPA and con­tinu­ing ar­range­ments for the li­cens­ing of in­tel­lec­tu­al prop­erty and man­u­fac­tur­ing know-how.Dover Cor­por­a­tion on its mul­tina­tion­al ac­quis­i­tion of Maag Pump Sys­tems S.a.r.l. and its sub­si­di­ar­ies, in­clud­ing Auto­matik do Brasil; and co­ordin­at­ing all loc­al leg­al due di­li­gence.An Asi­an oil­field ser­vices com­pany on its bid to ac­quire the Cid­ade de Vit­or­ia float­ing oil pro­duc­tion plat­form (FPSO) and as­so­ci­ated Brazili­an op­er­a­tion ser­vices busi­ness from Saipem.Nu­mer­ous in­ter­na­tion­al com­pan­ies In­clud­ing CTS Even­tim, Ros­atom, Vec­tor In­form­atik, STR Glob­al, Lusona Con­sultancy Group, I-Tek and MRP In­ter­na­tion­al on the es­tab­lish­ment of Brazili­an sub­si­di­ar­ies and joint ven­tures.Please down­load the print ver­sion be­low.


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CMS re­cog­nised in Lat­in Law­yer 250
CMS has for the first time been lis­ted in the Lat­in Law­yer 250, the dir­ect­ory of Lat­in Amer­ica's lead­ing law firms. As Lat­in Law­yer writes, "CMS is new to the in­ter­na­tion­al chapter this year, ad­mit­ted be­cause of its loc­al pres­ence in the ma­jor eco­nom­ies a
12 May 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide for dir­ect­ors of com­pan­ies
14 April 2020
Oil & Gas: No con­tract, no pay­ment 
In For­um Ser­vices In­ter­na­tion­al Lim­ited and For­um Macaé Ser­viços De Pet­róleo Ei­re­li v OOS In­ter­na­tion­al BV [2020] EWHC 170 (Comm) the Com­mer­cial Court re­jec­ted a claim for com­mis­sions, re­lat­ing to...
In­ter­na­tion­al private equity
CMS Camer­on McK­enna has a long-stand­ing and close re­la­tion­ship with the private equity in­dustry across the globe. Our spe­cial­ists have built a strong repu­ta­tion in ad­vising private equity funds and man­age­ment teams on vari­ous types of deals in re­cent year
31 July 2019
M&A and GDPR: an­nounced GBP 99 m hotel chain fine high­lights due di­li­gence...
A year since the im­ple­ment­a­tion of the GDPR, de­cisions were handed down in the UK and Ger­many re­veal­ing how the reg­u­la­tion has a dir­ect im­pact on M&A trans­ac­tions. In one rul­ing, the Su­per­vis­ory Au­thor­ity...
18 December 2018
Brazili­an sports bet­ting re­form
With the en­act­ment of Law 13,756 on 12 Decem­ber 2018, Brazil has taken a big step to­wards reg­u­lat­ing and leg­al­ising sports bet­ting. Un­til now, gambling has been heav­ily re­stric­ted in Brazil; lim­ited...
22 November 2018
New re­port | Con­nec­ted Fu­ture: in­vest­ment op­por­tun­it­ies in the rad­ic­ally...
Tech­no­logy-driv­en trans­form­a­tions are not only dis­rupt­ing our every­day lives, but are also rad­ic­ally trans­form­ing the in­fra­struc­ture sec­tor. On the one hand, in­nov­a­tion is driv­ing an up­grade of ex­ist­ing...