Corporate, M&A and securities

The lawyers who comprise our global corporate, M&A and securities practice advise corporations and financial institutions across the full spectrum of industry matters including public takeovers, private M&A, joint ventures, disposals, debt and equity capital markets, governance, general commercial and corporate advisory matters.

With significant experience in regional, national and international corporate, M&A and securities matters, we are well positioned to provide strategic, business-oriented legal advice on complex domestic, cross-border and multijurisdictional transactions in both emerging and developed markets. Our lawyers have a broad range of experience representing all parties in capital markets transactions, including issuers, underwriters, placement agents and selling shareholders. Similarly, in the M&A space, we regularly represent buyers, sellers, financial advisers, funds and shareholders.

Our lawyers are strategically positioned in the world’s leading business and financial markets, enabling us to handle and fully coordinate transactions across key industry sectors including energy, financial institutions, infrastructure, mining and commodities, technology and innovation, transport and life sciences and healthcare.

Our areas of work include

  • Asset and wealth management
  • Commercial contracts
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity
  • Debt and equity capital markets
  • Derivatives
  • Financial services and regulation
  • Investment funds
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Outsourcing and technology
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Proxy battles
  • Securities regulation and enforcement
  • Statutory arrangements
  • Take-over bids and tender offers

Awards and accolades

  • Chambers UK, London: Corporate/M&A: High-End Capability, Chambers and Partners, 2020
  • Chambers Europe, UK: Corporate/M&A: High-End Capability, Chambers and Partners, 2019
  • Chambers Global, UK: Corporate/M&A, Chambers and Partners, 2019
  • Legal 500 UK, London: M&A: Upper Mid-Market and Premium Deals (£500m+), The Legal 500, 2020
  • Legal 500 UK, London: Commercial Contracts, The Legal 500, 2020


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UK: Essential Corporate News: Week ending July 31, 2020



UK: Essential Corporate News: Week ending July 24, 2020

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UK: UK corporate governance and narrative reporting: Key developments checklist, February 2020 - July 2020