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Slaughter and May

Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)

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What the team is known for

Elite UK firm which is revered for its ability to orchestrate global mandates from London and has carved out a high level of influence worldwide. In addition to its London headquarters, the firm operates from office locations in Brussels, Beijing and Hong Kong. Slaughter and May's independent, lockstep model has also proved appealing when forging close relationships with firms of a similar style and status in jurisdictions outside the UK, ensuring that the firm can provide clients with a team of market-leading firms to add foreign law expertise on international work to fit the client's requirements.

The firm has a premier M&A team with an epicentre of resources and operations located in its London base, frequently project-managing complex deals governed by UK law. Its stellar cohort of blue-chip corporate clients regularly chose to instruct the firm as lead counsel on complex, cross-border transactions, with an emphasis on transformative M&A deals. Global work is typically carried out in conjunction with the firm's carefully curated network of non-exclusive relationships with firms in foreign jurisdictions, and the firm regularly coordinates this group while acting as lead global deal counsel to UK clients in their outbound investments. Inbound investment is also a frequent element of work for the M&A group, which benefits from its international network, with foreign clients from the USA and Asia investing in and acquiring UK organisations.

Strengths

In relation to transatlantic transactions, a client says the team "dealt with UK and listed elements of the transaction and were proactive in assisting the US firm leading on M&A elements," valuing the "high-quality pragmatic advice."

Another client praises the firm as "commercial, very practical," and for "knowing what clients want," adding that the lawyers are "clear in what the legal implications are and have experience working across jurisdictions."

Andy Ryde is a top-tier corporate practitioner who applies a market-leading skill set to a broad array of corporate transactions. He serves as head of the firm's corporate practice.
"In the event of something very material in the corporate space he would be the first external lawyer we would pick the phone up to."

David Johnson leverages years of experience working in corporate finance into an excellent transactional advisory practice. He is sought after for his counsel on high-end public and private M&A and joint ventures.
"David is excellent, and always keeps responsibility for the work."

Jeffrey Twentyman practises at the highest level of the market, and is well known for the superlative advice he offers corporate and private equity clients in connection with their transactional activity. He frequently handles M&A, joint ventures and disposals.

Nigel Boardman is an esteemed name on London's corporate landscape, whose reputation is built out of a career advising on market-defining transactions. Areas of expertise include domestic and international M&A, joint ventures and demergers.

Roland Turnill heads the firm's M&A practice and applies his standout expertise in the area to substantial transactions. He offers premier counsel on joint ventures, public takeovers and capital markets matters.
"Roland was really excellent - very available, very credible and a clear communicator." "Roland is a fantastic strategic thinker and is always on the ball."

Simon Nicholls operates a broad practice with expertise in M&A and equity capital markets deals. He is leant upon by a stable of clients composed of listed companies and investment banks.

Stephen Cooke is a foremost corporate lawyer and the firm's senior partner. His prestigious reputation reflects the depth of his expertise as regards significant M&A transactions across a variety of sectors.

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Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)

Slaughter and May

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Location

One Bunhill Row

London

Greater London

UK

EC1Y 8YY

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Corporate/M&A (International & Cross-Border)


Andy Ryde
Band 1
David Johnson
Band 3
Jeffrey Twentyman
Band 1
Nigel Boardman
Senior Statespeople
Roland Turnill
Band 1
Simon Nicholls
Band 3

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