Mergers and acquisitions

Our lawyers are known for providing high-quality, strategic transactional M&A advice for clients of all sizes from around the world. We advise on some of the most high-profile, complex and significant transactions in the market – over the last three years, we have advised on over 490 M&A deals globally with a total value of over US$221 billion (Mergermarket, 2021).

“Strong reputation in the South African market, frequently advising leading local and international clients on cross-border transactions.” Chambers Global, 2022

With more than 450 M&A partners and 700 other M&A lawyers across our 50+ offices worldwide, we provide a truly integrated and global approach on both domestic and cross-border M&A deals wherever our clients need us. This includes offices and legal capabilities in all of the world’s financial centers. We have extensive experience in both private and public M&A and have a full service M&A offering including tax, labor, intellectual property, real estate, acquisition finance and antitrust advice.

We have a track record of successfully guiding clients into new markets thanks to our deep knowledge and understanding of local markets around the world. With our broad client base, extensive experience, industry knowledge and global reach, we understand the requirements and expectations of buy-side and sell-side parties and provide bespoke solutions built on an understanding of the relevant commercial drivers.

Our areas of work include

  • Antitrust and competition
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Cross-border M&A
  • Distressed M&A
  • Employment and labor
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG)
  • Health and safety
  • Information technology
  • Intellectual property
  • Post-merger integration
  • Private equity
  • Private M&A
  • Public M&A and takeovers
  • Real estate
  • Tax
  • Venture capital

Market recognitions

  • Chambers Global, South Africa: International and Cross-Border Capabilities, Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • Chambers Global, Africa-wide: Corporate/M&A and Private Equity, Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • Legal 500 EMEA, South Africa: Commercial, Corporate and M&A, The Legal 500, 2022


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