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The life of a business never remains static. Corporate activity drives the business world and attracts ever increasing scrutiny and regulation. Whether your corporate strategy is to expand by growth or to diversify into new sectors and markets, to exit investments or to divest of non-core activities, to raise funds or to list on the public markets, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. Our international team of more than 700 corporate lawyers in over 65 offices worldwide, of whom over 120 are based in the UK, can assist you in all aspects of corporate law, both domestically and internationally.

We advise on M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, joint ventures and corporate advisory issues.

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One of the things that stands out is the quality of their senior associates. We have a good working relationship with the partner and excellent support from their senior associates.

Chambers UK, 2016

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    Equity Capital Markets

    Navigating the world of equity capital markets can be complex. Whether you are looking to take your company public, raise capital or simply keep up with the maze of rules and regulations inherent with running a listed company, our highly experienced experts can help you.

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    Mergers & Acquisitions

    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.

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    18 May 2017
    CMS advises on six Capital Markets transactions in...
    Supreme Court rules again on interpretation of contracts: busines...
    In Wood v Capita Insurance Services Limited [2017] UKSC 24, the Supreme Court has sought to reconcile the approaches to contractual construction and interpretation adopted by the Supreme Court in in Rainy Sky v Kookmin Bank [2011] UKSC 50 and Arnold v Britton.
    3 May 2017
    CMS advises Stifel Nicolaus Europe on a £125m plac...
    The UK's new fund vehicle – will it work for real assets?
    This article was produced by Nabarro LLP, which joined CMS on 1 May 2017. Today, the UK marked the 110th anniversary of the birth of the UK limited partnership by introducing a new LP vehicle designed specifically for the 21st century funds industry.
    2 May 2017
    CMS advises on Manchester’s groundbreaking £1bn No...
    Tesco DPA reveals how need to announce price sensitive informatio...
    Following Tesco PLC’s announcement to the London Stock Exchange on 28 March, the SFO has confirmed that it has, in principle, reached a DPA with Tesco Stores Limited (“TSL”) regarding an accounting scandal in 2014, which resulted in the business overstating.
    1 May 2017
    CMS, Nabarro and Olswang complete largest ever mer...
    Creating a new future-facing firm
    Asymmetric jurisdiction clauses upheld by Commercial Court
    The English High Court has held that asymmetric jurisdiction clauses are valid and are exclusive jurisdiction clauses for the purposes of Brussels 1 Recast overriding previous uncertainty following a decision of the French courts.
    18 April 2017
    Nabarro advises Chinese property developer R&F Pro...
    Hamburg Rules on jurisdiction not a block to an anti-suit injunct...
    In Aline Tramp SA v Jordan International Insurance Company (CL-2016-000263) and The London Steam-Ship Owners’ Mutual Insurance Association Limited v Jordan International Insurance Company (CL-2016-000264), a Claimant vessel owner and insurer sought anti-suit.
    30 March 2017
    CMS advises BGF and Volantis on £19m investment in...
    India Budget 2017 - 2018
    On 1 February, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented India’s annual Union Budget for 2017-2018 (the “Budget”) for the fiscal year beginning 1 April 2017. The central aim in this year’s Budget appears to focus on the most vulnerable with increased spending.
    27 March 2017
    Nabarro advises on £235m in equity
    Limited Partnerships: UK Government call for evidence on Review o...
    Readers may be forgiven for thinking that Government reviews of limited partnership law are much like the proverbial bus, you wait ages (decades even) for one to come along and then two come at the same time.
    Martin Mendelssohn
    CMS European M&A Study 2017
    The new private fund limited partnership vehicle
    UK limited partnerships are one of the most common and popular vehicles for investments in various sectors in Europe, including private equity, real estate and infrastructure, offering a flexible, tax-transparent vehicle that provides the protection of limited.
    20 March 2017
    CMS advises Patron Capital on sale of Generator Ho...
    Platforms: regulators gotta catch ‘em all (TMC Conference 2016)
    There are countless examples of digital innovation but, as is often the case, regulators are not always able to keep pace with the speed of such developments. Europe’s regulators are now heavily focused on how best to manage online platforms.