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What the team is known for Well-regarded practice that is often instructed on high-value cross-border transactions and prominent acquisition and disposal deals, earning a strong reputation for its abilities in public M&A. Client base includes numerous well-known blue-chip companies, leading investment banks and sovereign wealth funds. Broad sector expertise spans financial services, technology and real estate.
Strengths Interviewees say: "As a team they are very well co-ordinated, easy to work with and able to manage issues when they come up."
Work highlights Represented Sky with respect to its GBP30 billion takeover by Comcast.
James Palmer retains a commanding market position due to his experience handling top-flight work on significant corporate transactions. He serves as the firm's chair and senior partner.
Malcolm Lombers counts a number of household-name corporates among his list of clients, in addition to well-known investment banks and sovereign wealth funds. He displays expertise in public and private M&A and international partnership matters.
Stephen Wilkinson is held in high esteem by all parts of the market for his corporate practice, which routinely sees him leading high-profile M&A, joint ventures and demergers. Clients praise his "depth of knowledge and experience," and report: "He is extremely strategic and has seen it all."