Public takeovers and mergers

We are widely recognised as one of the leading public M&A practices in the UK. We advise clients on all aspects of the acquisition and disposal of companies and business in all market sectors.

In particular we are recognised for our expertise in high-end complex matters and have considerable experience advising on cross-border transactions.

We advise some of the world's most successful and ambitious businesses and business leaders. Our clients range from private equity houses and investment banks, to UK and international corporations and wealthy individuals - across a variety of markets.

Our M&A offering is enhanced by the depth of our expertise in a number of complementary areas including: banking and finance, anti-trust, real estate, environmental, employment, pensions and benefits, commercial, intellectual property, information technology, trusts, financial services, regulatory and taxation. Our M&A specialists work closely with lawyers in each of these areas to provide our clients with a seamless service.


What people are saying


"Sources report: 'They were very focused, very to-the-point and delivered good-quality work in a very difficult situation'."

Chambers UK 2018

"They have a good level of flexibility and are capable of understanding the business reasons behind our needs. They try to understand the business rationale. They alert us about issues, about balancing risks and opportunities."

Chambers UK 2017

"'The quality, thoughtfulness and professionalism is always very good'."

Chambers UK 2015