Mergers & Acquisitions


In an ever-evolving global market, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, and joint ventures remain pivotal strategies for corporations, financial institutions, and private equity investors seeking to navigate and leverage their positions for sustainable growth. We pride ourselves on being trusted advisors, guiding our clients through the intricacies of their most significant and complex transactions with a blend of global insight and local expertise.

Our clients benefit from our forward-thinking approach and our commitment to delivering tailored solutions and unwavering support. We are dedicated to excellence, aiming to not only meet but exceed your expectations, fostering a relationship built on trust and mutual success. Our collaborative efforts have led to groundbreaking achievements, setting industry standards and paving new paths in the global market.

Global Reach with a Sector-Specific Lens

Our team serves a diverse clientele, ranging from leading multinationals, prominent commercial and investment banks, to visionary entrepreneurs and burgeoning startups, across a broad spectrum of sectors:

  • Private Equity
  • Financial Institutions
  • Natural Resources (including energy, oil, gas, metals, and mining)
  • Infrastructure
  • Technology, Media, and Telecommunications
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemicals
  • Industrials
  • Real Estate
  • Consumer Goods

Our extensive global network ensures seamless support for our clients' domestic and multifaceted international transactions. With a commanding presence in both developed and emerging markets, we offer a unique amalgamation of expertise in US, UK, and local law, empowering our clients with a comprehensive understanding of the legal landscape and market dynamics.

Integrated Expertise for Comprehensive Solutions

We excel in orchestrating coordinated efforts across our top-tier practices to deliver holistic advice tailored to the specific nuances of each transaction. Our expertise encompasses critical areas such as antitrust, financing, tax, employee benefits, real estate, regulatory compliance (including CFIUS, national security, energy, and financial services), intellectual property, restructuring, and litigation.

Pioneering in Shareholder Activism

We stand out as a vanguard advisor to public companies and activists alike, offering unparalleled strategic and tactical insights into shareholder activism. Our experience positions us uniquely to navigate our clients through the complexities of the market with confidence and strategic foresight.


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Consistently ranked in the top 10 for deal value in leading M&A league tables for over 6 years
Thomson Reuters, Mergermarket and Bloomberg

#1 EMEA M&A Legal Advisor
Mergermarket, Q1 2024

#1 M&A Legal Advisor – France, Italy, the Nordics, Turkey and Benelux
Mergermarket, Q1 2024

Deal of the Year: Private Equity
Bayobab-Africa50 East2West partnership
IFLR Africa Awards 2024

#1 Global Elite Law Firm to Activists Globally
Bloomberg Activism League Tables, 2023

Deal of the Year: M&A
Saudi Aramco’s investment in one of China’s largest private refiners, Zhejiany Petroleum and Chemical
China Business Law Journal, 2023

#1 Law Firm for M&A by deal value in the US, Europe, Asia-Pacific and globally. This is the first and only time a number one ranking has been achieved across the board by a single firm.
Mergermarket M&A League Tables H1 2016



EchoStar merger with DISH Network
We advised technology and networking services provider EchoStar Corporation on its entry into a definitive agreement to combine with DISH Network in an all-stock merger at a fixed exchange ratio. The transaction creates a global leader in terrestrial and non-terrestrial wireless connectivity.

World's leading gold company created
We advised Newmont Corporation on its acquisition of Newcrest Mining Limited by way of an Australian court-approved scheme of arrangement. The transaction created the world's leading gold company.

Azurity Pharmaceuticals acquisition of Slayback Pharma
We advised Azurity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on its acquisition of Slayback Pharma, LLC from existing investors including global investment firm KKR and Everstone Capital.

CrowdStrike acquisition of Bionic
We advised global cybersecurity company CrowdStrike on its acquisition of Bionic, the pioneer of application security posture management.

Expansion of Brookfield Infrastructure data center JV
We advised global infrastructure company Brookfield Infrastructure on the investment by Reliance Industries Ltd. in Brookfield's joint venture with Digital Realty Ltd. to develop high-quality, highly connected scalable data centers to meet the critical infrastructure needs of enterprises and digital services companies in India. The joint venture will operate under the brand name Digital Connexion: A Brookfield, Jio and Digital Realty Company.

Brookfield Renewable sale of wind and solar projects in Uruguay
We advised Brookfield Renewable, a global operator and developer of renewable power and transition assets, on its sale of two wind farms, the 52 MW Carape I and the 43 MW Carape II, and a solar PV plant, the 26 MW Alto Cielo in Uruguay, to Cubico Sustainable Investments.

Eni €4.9 billion acquisition of Neptune Energy
We advised Eni S.p.A. in connection with its acquisition of Neptune Energy Group Limited, a leading independent exploration and production company with a portfolio of gas-oriented assets and operations in Western Europe, North Africa, Indonesia and Australia, for a total value of €4.9 billion.

Saudi Aramco acquisition of interest in Rongsheng Petrochemical
We advised Saudi Aramco on its US$3.6 billion acquisition of an interest in Shenzhen-listed Rongsheng Petrochemical Company, the majority shareholder in Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical Co., which owns and operates China's largest single refining and chemicals complex.

Nordic Capital sale of Macrobond
We advised private equity investor Nordic Capital on its sale of Macrobond, a global technology platform providing economic and financial data, to California-based tech investor Francisco Partners.

Georg Fischer €2.1 billion offer for Uponor
We advised Georg Fischer AG, a company offering products and solutions enabling the safe transport of liquids and gases, on its €2.1 billion voluntary recommended public cash tender offer for all the shares in Uponor, a global provider of solutions that move water through cities, buildings and homes.

MidEuropa €1.3 billion sale of Profi
We advised private equity firm MidEuropa on the €1.3 billion sale of Profi Rom Food, a chain of 1,600-plus supermarket and convenience stores in Romania, to Ahold Delhaize, a Dutch-Belgian listed multinational retail and wholesale holding company. It is the largest-ever private equity grocery sale in continental Europe.

US$1.875 billion sale of Botswana copper mine
We advised various investment funds as the sellers of an indirect interest in the Khoemacau copper mine in Botswana to MMG Limited for an enterprise value of US$1.875 billion.

Aareal Bank take-private offer
We advised Goldman Sachs Asset Management's Hybrid Capital team in forming a consortium, alongside Advent, Centerbridge, CPPIB and LGT Group, to launch a take-private offer for Aareal Bank AG, an international specialist property financing bank listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, for consideration of €29 per share and an implied equity value of €1.8 billion.