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London (Firms) Corporate/M&A
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Band 5

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Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability - London (Firms)
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What the team is known for

Strong London offering whose UK and US-qualified lawyers handle a range of corporate transactions, notably those with transatlantic cross-border dimensions. A client base of public and private companies and investment banks look to the firm for counsel in high-end M&A. Demonstrable capabilities in the TMT, financial services and energy sectors.

Strengths

"They're very responsive, pragmatic and approachable," one source affirms, adding: "They have the right attitude towards transactions and go that extra mile."

One client says: "The quality of the work is high. They are precise, always on time and give the type of advice needed."

"They're very experienced and knowledgeable. They took us through the process with ease and made a difficult process smooth," another adds.

Work highlights

Represented The Ferrero Group in connection with its acquisition of Eat Natural.

Notable practitioners

Will Pearce heads the firm's Europe corporate practice and has cultivated a strong reputation for his consummate handling of high-value M&A. His experience covers a number of industry sectors, and his practice has an extensive global footprint.
"Will is very knowledgeable and very commercial in his approach, and is able to break down technical points in a digestible format." "Will is very reliable, strong and calm."

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