Eversheds Sutherland

Corporate/M&A: Wales Department

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What the team is known for Nationally prominent practice with a reputation for excellence in transactional work and an enviable spread of high-profile clients across the public and private sectors. Demonstrates excellent credentials in energy-related work and is particularly noted for its expertise in the renewables sector. Its Cardiff office houses UK-wide expertise, while its capabilities in cross-border work are bolstered by its network of international offices across Europe, the USA and Asia.

Strengths Clients say: "They offer very good service – it is comprehensive. They've got a good reach internationally and they have good strength and depth as well. They are task-focused and get things done."

Work highlights Advised Pollen Street Capital on its acquisition of Foreign Exchange Direct and a subsequent bolt-on transaction.

Notable practitioners

Michelle Davies is regularly seen handling complex, international transactional work in the energy sector, particularly in the renewables space. Her "tenacity and directness" win her praise from clients, who also describe her as an "eminent energy lawyer" who is "very focused on solutions."

The "excellent" Paul Pugh is described as "very technically sound" by sources, who add: "He cuts through things very quickly and gets deals done efficiently." He is a recognised expert in the transactional space, where he advises corporate clients and investment firms on M&A deals, joint ventures and wider corporate law work.