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Global M&A dealmakers by your side  

Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures are a catalyst for business transformation. Our lawyers help you manage this change. With forward-thinking advice, we guide you through deal risks and onto the opportunities beyond closing.
Ranked #1 for global M&A by deal count for 12 years, we’ve handled 7,000+ transactions valued at more than USD1.4 trillion in total, making us the leader for global M&A. We know the commercial drivers of your transactions are unique, so we take a bespoke approach. You get pragmatic, commercial advice, however complex your deals, paving the way for a successful transaction.


Completing your M&A deal brings all kinds of challenges, from fluctuating economic environments to tightening regulatory regimes. We anticipate and address any issues that come up to help you adapt and comply. We act for all types of buyers, sellers and financial advisors, including public and private companies, private equity, venture investors and management teams.

“We act on more M&A deals than any other law firm. In 2021 alone we advised on over a thousand transactions worldwide, valued at USD242 billion in total. ”

And we cover every stage – from strategic planning through to post-close integration. We also advise on joint ventures and strategic alliances.  

Our 1,000+ corporate lawyers are based in the jurisdictions where you do business. We offer an unrivalled combination of geographic coverage and specialist practice area advice, going to market in sector-focused teams covering industries such as technology, consumer goods, life sciences / healthcare, industrials, infrastructure and media, sports and entertainment and financial services. You get lawyers who know how your sector operates and its market pressures. They understand the dynamics; they know your objectives; they mitigate the risks.

We offer our clients unique insights into market trends and developments, leveraging the extensive data we have curated by doing more M&A deals than any other law firm. These insights include pricing mechanisms, earn-out terms, seller protections, the latest developments in deal insurance, insights into how dealmakers manage risks between signing and closing, how trends differ between markets and much more.

For any deal, whether you’re the buyer or seller, our focus is to make sure you succeed, both at the time of transacting and post-close. Working with lawyers across our global platform, you’ll enter new markets with confidence.

Experience

To find out how we have delivered for our clients, visit our Equity Capital Markets and Corporate Venture Capital pages. 

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