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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 1,000 corporate lawyers in over 72 offices worldwide, of whom over 250 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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    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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    Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2018/19
    12 Dec 19
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    In Septem­ber we re­por­ted on the con­sequences of the de­cision of Nor­ris J in Dis­cov­ery (Northamp­ton) Ltd v Deben­hams Re­tail Lim­ited [2019] EWHC 2441 (Ch) in which the Court con­firmed that a com­pany vol­un­tary...
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to Trans­par­ency Re­gister
    26 Nov 19
    Com­pens­a­tion or­ders against dis­qual­i­fied dir­ect­ors – four years in...
    Back­ground The aim of the com­pens­a­tion or­der re­gime, to make dir­ect­ors fin­an­cially ac­count for the con­sequences of their un­fit con­duct, ap­plies to dir­ect­ors’ con­duct after 1 Oc­to­ber 2015 and gives the...
    Emer­ging Europe M&A Re­port 2017/18
    19 Nov 19
    First share­hold­er class ac­tion in Eng­land & Wales is dis­missed
    On 15 Novem­ber, a share­hold­er class ac­tion claim (the first of its kind in the Eng­lish courts) brought by a group of over 5000 Lloyds share­hold­ers (both re­tail and in­sti­tu­tion­al) against Lloyds and five...
    24 July 2017
    CMS ad­vises Bot­tega on €220m ac­quis­i­tion of Get­ron­ics...
    13 Nov 19
    OECD pro­pos­als set to rad­ic­ally change in­ter­na­tion­al tax frame­work
    The OECD has re­cently is­sued two con­sulta­tion doc­u­ments seek­ing com­ments on its pro­pos­als for tack­ling the tax chal­lenges arising from the di­git­al eco­nomy. The first of these pro­pos­als (“Pil­lar One”),...
    20 March 2017
    CMS ad­vises Pat­ron Cap­it­al on sale of Gen­er­at­or Hos­tels
    12 Nov 19
    The TCC opens the door (slightly) for ad­ju­dic­a­tion pro­ceed­ings by...
    A re­cent TCC de­cision has provided fur­ther guid­ance on a li­quid­at­or’s op­tions when seek­ing pay­ments owed to in­solv­ent com­pan­ies through ad­ju­dic­a­tion and the in­ter­play with the In­solv­ency Rules. The...
    9 March 2017
    CMS tops M&A rank­ings in CEE again
    01 Nov 19
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