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Lewis Silkin LLP

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Solid practice offering transactional services for buyers and sellers, including startups, AIM-listed companies and investors. Maintains a strong focus on the creative industries, with a number of clients in the media and technology sectors. Experienced in cross-border deals, in particular for French clients.

Strengths

One source says: "They did a brilliant job and gave good advice."

Another adds: "They're good and responsive. I enjoyed working with them."

Work highlights

Advised SpotSee Holdings on its £65 million acquisition of TMC Hallcrest and LCR Hallcrest.

Notable practitioners

Jo Evans maintains a focus on complex M&A in the media, communications and marketing sectors. In addition to corporates, she advises the owners of private businesses in a strategic capacity.
"Jo is brilliant - she is very knowledgeable and very commercial."

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Overview

Corporate
We have the experience and resources to handle major transactions - and we frequently do, acting on the other side of the major London-based US and UK law firms. Our integrated business model brings together our deep sector knowledge and our specialist M&A capability with other legal disciplines enabling us to deliver highly efficient and cost-effective leadership and project management on our corporate transactions.

We run a multi-stage corporate practice advising founders, companies and investors at every stage. At any one time we can be acting on early-round financings, private wealth, venture or private equity investments, as well as IPOs and secondary fundraisings for our listed clients. We also advise buyers and sellers of companies on acquisitions, particularly in respect of companies that have been through external investment partners who wish to establish corporate joint ventures.

Deal structuring is a key part of what we do. Not only does this include heads of terms and definitive documents that are needed to carry out the investment, but also specialist tax (including Entrepreneurs' Relief, EIS and SEIS) and other advice. We tailor our guidance to deliver practical advice with the flexibility that high-growth companies and their principals and investors require. To this end we have robust market knowledge and strong industry relationships which we use as reference points for targeted advice and referrals.

Members

Andrews, Karish

Cohen, Sara

Entwistle, Simon

Evans, Jo

Frochot, Marie-Caroline

Leeson, Timothy

Lim, Mark

Payne, Fergus

Pennington, Sam

Rajput, Paul

Reid, Graham

Rowbotham, Matthew

Corporate/M&A

Lewis Silkin LLP

firm
Location

5 Chancery Lane

Clifford's Inn

London

Greater London

UK

EC4A 1BL

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

London (Firms)

Corporate/M&A: Mid-Market