Mergers & acquisitions
Our team of over 30 M&A lawyers has a proven track record in working with clients to help them realise, and achieve, their transactional objectives. We are highly experienced at handling acquisitions and disposals of all kinds and work in multidisciplinary teams alongside corporates, shareholders and directors, banks, private equity firms and other professional advisers.
Our advice on acquisitions, disposals and private equity projects has helped numerous businesses and individuals to complete transactions smoothly. We also offer advice to management teams, ensuring the swift completion of intricate sales.
We will assemble a partner-led team comprising business lawyers with specific skill sets to assist you.
As we regularly advise acquirers, sellers, management teams, private equity firms and banks, we are well placed to consider the commercial objectives of all parties to a transaction to then provide tailored and pragmatic advice to our clients.
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James Beatton heads the firm’s corporate team and is highly regarded for his broad banking law expertise.
Clients enjoy working with James Beatton. One said: “He adds real value to a transaction. He is able to summarise complex legal issues in a simple manner.”
Sources remark that [James Beatton] “effectively deals with any issue” and is “the go-to man commercially.”
Christopher Langridge is a “very pragmatic individual” with “proactive advisory skills” and “sound advice.”
Noted for high-profile transactional capability.
“They are skilled at demystifying the advice so the client is not swamped with legalese.”
“They are willing to invest time up front in exploring the merits and potential pitfalls of a transaction before racking up significant fees.”
Nigel Stanford is “great for good practical advice on all commercial issues.”
Nigel Stanford “if something needed doing he would get it done.”
Christopher Langridge is "is highly professional, thoroughly knowledgeable and very good in his dealings with the client."
Salim Somjee is “not only an expert lawyer, he is also a great business adviser.”
"Easily able to access partner level, and they are quick to respond and work to your timetable."
“You get great commercial awareness combined with an excellent legal knowledge.”
The team are 'very responsive and supportive’