Mergers and Acquisitions

The right business partners are critical to your business success. Whether you’re a start-up or an established company navigating the mergers and acquisitions risk takes experience and legal expertise.

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Our corporate law experts direct mergers and acquisitions at all levels. For private companies, PLCs, individuals, partnerships and LLPs they’re at the core of what we do. 

We’re dedicated to pursuing the commercial deal you want. With market-leading knowledge across our core sectors we’re used to working on UK and overseas transactions, drawing on our network of overseas firms, where necessary.  

We draw on specialists from across the firm, including real estate, commercial/IP, data, employment, pensions, tax, finance, regulatory, anti-trust and foreign property. 

We make sure all the legal risks are navigated and managed, from every angle and our approach is energetic, decisive and clear. We are grounded in an understanding of your needs and our distinctively approachable style.  

Recent quotes from our clients via Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 include:

"I don't think we'd consider using anyone else - the team has tough negotiators who understand us."

"The corporate team is very good - very knowledgeable and experienced."

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Some of our experts

Gary MacDonald


I am a Partner in the Corporate team based in Edinburgh, advising corporate entities, investors and management on all aspects of corporate finance, corporate governance and general corporate matters.

Lester Wilson


I am a Partner and head up the firm’s Yorkshire and North East Corporate team.

Lisa Stavropoulos


I am a Director in the Corporate team specialising in mergers & acquisitions, equity capital markets, private fundraising, joint ventures and corporate governance.

Paul Rimmer

Partner - Head of Corporate (Liverpool)

I provide corporate and commercial advice to businesses ranging from SMEs to large corporates and am widely recognised as one of the region's top corporate lawyers.

Patrick Eaton


I am a Partner specialising in corporate transactional and advisory work, based in the London office.


Frank Shephard

Partner - National Head of Corporate

I am Head of the National Corporate Team. I deal with all types of public and private company transactions, including M&A, Private Equity and Equity Capital Markets.