Corporate, Private Equity, M&A and Commercial

Corporate, Private Equity, M&A and Commercial - UK

In the UK, our Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Private Equity and Commercial team advises on all aspects of corporate, M&A, private equity and commercial law. This includes:

  • Commercial contracts and outsourcing
  • Corporate advisory
  • M&A
  • Private equity transactions
  • Secondaries.

A corporate advisor you can rely on

You can rely on our support in all aspects of ongoing corporate affairs including company law, corporate governance, dispute with or between shareholders, directors’ duties and compliance. We work closely together with you to ensure that strategic objectives are met and your business develops successfully.

Our corporate advisory services are also highly valued by investors in companies. Investors rely on us to advise on their interaction with portfolio companies and in ensuring that the right standards of legal and regulatory compliance are being met by those companies.

Corporate governance and the compliance burden imposed on companies has grown in importance steadily over the past decade, a trend which is likely to continue. We advise a wide range of clients on corporate governance issues, offering tailored, pragmatic and perceptive advice based on applicable law, best practice and our experience in the countries in which they do business. We also offer training and legal updates on corporate advisory issues for company officers and others affected by developments in this area.

Efficient and effective M&A transactions

A thorough understanding of your business and a commitment to working together to meet your strategic objectives enable our UK mergers & acquisitions (M&A) lawyers to deliver successful M&A transactions. We have worked with a wide range of corporates, banks and financial institutions, investors and entrepreneurs in all business sectors.

Drawing on our international network, we advise on all aspects of international and domestic M&A law including:

  • Private acquisitions and disposals
  • Public takeovers
  • Management buyouts, venture and growth capital and other private equity transactions
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Corporate reorganisations, spin–offs and distressed M&A
  • Off-shore structuring.

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