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 financial institutions; energy, infrastructure and resources; technology; transport; life sciences and healthcare; and consumer markets.

Our areas of work include

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

Market recognitions

  • Chambers Global, Global-wide: Franchising, Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • Over the last three years, Norton Rose Fulbright advised on over 490 M&A deals globally with a total value of over US$221 billion, Mergermarket, 2021


Head of Corporate, M&A and Securities, Europe, Middle East and Asia
Partner, Canadian National Chair, Business Law
Head of Corporate, M&A and Securities, South Africa; Director
Head of Corporate, M&A and Securities, United States


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