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UK 2022
London (Firms) Corporate/M&A
2
Band 2

3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Greenberg Traurig, PA

GT London’s core practice is M&A. The firm excels in high-end deals, and is also committed to building long-term relationships with its clients, offering them high-quality services on transactions ranging from large, transformational deals to smaller transactions.

The practice is led by Paul Maher, a Global Vice Chair of Greenberg Traurig, and Fiona Adams, London Co-Managing Shareholder and Co-Chair of the Global Corporate Practice. 

Our specialist M&A team helps our clients to structure, negotiate and complete complex international and domestic M&A transactions, including private acquisitions and disposals, public takeovers, private fundraisings, joint ventures, investment fund structuring, auction sales, strategic business combinations and reorganisations for large and middle-cap companies and for unlisted and privately owned businesses.

  • Negotiated mergers and acquisitions​
  • Recommended and hostile takeovers including anti-takeover defence initiatives
  • Public offers and schemes of arrangement
  • Sales and purchases of assets
  • Pre-sale and other reorganisations
  • Put and call option agreements
  • MBOs
  • Spin-offs
  • Auction processes
  • Joint ventures
  • Investment fund formation
  • Dissident shareholder proposals
  • Investment agreements
  •  Commercial contracts
  • General transactional and M&A advisory matters

Chambers Review

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Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market - London (Firms)
2
Band 2
What the team is known for

Regularly advises on transactions for clients in the pharmaceutical, chemicals, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors, alongside a key focus on real estate deals. Fields expertise in a broad range of areas, such as M&A, joint ventures and shareholder agreements. Counts a number of significant corporates and financial institutions among its client base and leverages strong resources in the USA to assist on cross-border work.

Strengths

Clients attest: "They are well staffed and thoroughly professional."

One client reports: "We always receive exceptionally high-quality work. They're always practical, commercial and responsive."

Work highlights

Advised Landscape Acquisition Holdings on the acquisition of AP WIP Investments  for USD860 million.

Notable practitioners

Fiona Adams maintains a successful practice advising household-name corporate clients on high-end transactions. She co-chairs the firm's global practice and is managing shareholder of its London office.
"Fiona is very user-friendly, smart and commercial, and extremely well organised." "She is incredibly knowledgeable, pragmatic and hard-working."

Paul Maher maintains a strong corporate practice incorporating strength in domestic and cross-border M&A. His diverse sector capabilities include experience in pharmaceuticals, retail and financial services. He serves as the firm's global vice-chair.
"Paul is hugely respected in the City. He offers very strategic advice, and you get the benefit of his experience and judgement."

Henrietta Walker displays strength across a variety of transactional matters, including in significant cross-border M&A, joint ventures and corporate governance issues. Her sector focus includes demonstrable expertise in pharmaceuticals, chemicals and financial services, among others.
"She is very sharp, efficient and always to the point. She's super experienced in M&A and is a very good communicator."

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Corporate/M&A: High-end Capability

Paul Maher
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Paul Maher
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Band 3
Fiona Adams
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Fiona Adams
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Band 4
Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market

Henrietta Walker
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Henrietta Walker
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Band 3

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Aerospace

Banks

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Insurance

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Telecommunications

Transportation