Mishcon de Reya LLP

Corporate/M&A Department

London (Firms)
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Corporate act for both public and private companies and institutional investors, with a particular strength in acting for sources of wealth - entrepreneurial/business owners, HNW/UHNWI, private equity and family offices.  The work we do is bespoke, focussing on the space where business, corporate and private affairs collide.

We work across a broad range of sectors, advising on matters including company sales and purchases; recommended takeovers; private equity transactions and restructurings. Some of our recent experience includes:

  • Advising online gambling operator JPJ Group plc on the completion of its c. £490m acquisition of Reunited Target Newco Limited, the holding company of the Gamesys group.
  • Advising DraftKings on its three-way business combination with SBTech and Diamond Eagle Acquisition Corp. resulting in a combined entity with in excess of $3billion market capitalisation.
  • Advising Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc, a subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, on the sale of its specialist UK insurance subsidiary Sompo Canopius to private equity firm Centerbridge Partners for $952m.
  • Advising Capital & Counties Properties on the sale of the Empress State Building for £250m to The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.
  • Advising Hydra Industries Acquisition Corporation (now known as Inspired Entertainment Inc.) on the £200m acquisition of London based Inspired Gaming Group and its affiliates from funds managed by Vitruvian Partners LLP and its co-investors.


McCarthy, Kevin (Head of Department)

Barr, Matilda

Bassett, Natasha

Berman, Jonathan

Boore, Gemma

Breen, Susan

Browning, Remy

Bryson, Ross

Chandler, Laura

Cridland, Lucinda

Duggan, Jade

Freshwater, Clare

Goldsborough, Daniel

Green, Alex

Greenaway, Daniel

Grogan, Tom

Herdman-Smith, Rowena

Higgins, Kate

Howes, Emma

Howes, Sarah

Jacobson, Laurence

Joseph, Georgia

Kellett, Lydia

Keyse, Alison

Last, Amy

Maund, Leanne

McMaster, Stuart

McVeigh, Nicholas

Meer, Nadim

Nathan, Larry

Nocton, Nick

Nouril, Michael

Paterson, James

Perkins, Sam

Phillips, Tom

Poster, Dean

Richards, Gary

Rimmington, Andrew

Sender, Saul

Shabbir, Sam

Skoulding, John

Spencer, James

Stephens, Niki

Style, Simon

Tyler, Richard

Whitton, Tom

Williamson, Pippa

Wilson, Charlotte

Wolfin, Andrew

Wood, Bridget


Al Mirqab Capital SPC

Allen Lane Limited




Cineworld Group plc

Direct Ferries

Frutarom Industries Ltd

Fusion Global

Helical plc

Hydra Industries Acquisition Corporation

JPJ Group

Minor International

nGAGE Specialist Recruitment Limited

Quotient Bioresearch Group Limited

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.

Sports Shield consortium

Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc.

Stylus Media Group

The Intertain Group Limited

Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation

Woodford Investment Management LLP


Commercial and Professional Services

Energy and Natural Resources

Fashion and Retail

Financial Services

Hotel and Leisure


Media and Entertainment

Real Estate

Real Estate Tax

Recruitment Services

Restaurants and Bars