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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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David Roberts
David Roberts
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
David is a corporate specialist with 25 years' experience advising on public and private M&A, private equity, joint venture and IPO transactions. His practice focuses on clients across a range of sectors...
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,...
Toby Lovett
Toby Lovett
As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Toby is an associate in the Transactions Team at CMS and has experience in a variety of corporate transactions in the tech and media sectors, including acquisitions, disposals and private equity. He...
Sioned MacLeod
Sioned MacLeod
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Sioned is a Senior Associate in our Corporate Transactions team. She has a broad range of experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, venture capital investments...
Chris Luck
Christopher Luck
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Chris Luck is a Partner in the Funds and Indirect Real Estate team. His main focus is in the real estate and financial sectors for UK and International clients. Transactional activity includes M&A, joint...
Chris Mackie
Chris Mackie
Con­sult­ant
United Kingdom, London
Chris Mackie is a consultant in the Corporate/M&A Group at CMS London. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions with a particular focus on private equity transactions, acting for institutions and management...
Caroline Newsholme
Caroline Newsholme
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Caroline is a partner in our Corporate Team at CMS London. She specialises in corporate M&A transactions including acquisitions and disposals of companies and businesses and joint ventures. She has a...
Iain Newman
Iain Newman
Part­ner
Co-head of Corporate, UK
United Kingdom, London
Iain is a Partner and co-leader of the Corporate team, with over 25 years of experience.His clients include UK and international companies and institutions. Focus areas include advising on acquisitions,...
Mark Joscelyne
Mark Joscelyne
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Mark advises on a wide variety of domestic and cross border transactions, including corporate acquisitions and disposals, IPOs, joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and private equity transactions....
Ben Price
Ben Price
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
United Kingdom, London
Ben Price is a Senior Associate in the Funds and Indirect Real Assets department.