Birketts’ team of over 40 corporate lawyers has the legal expertise, range of experience and depth of resource to support and advise businesses on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and disposals, start-ups and new ventures, re-organisations, and private equity and venture capital fund-raisings. Our clients include entrepreneurs, private equity and venture capital funds and financial institutions, owner-managed and privately owned businesses, and UK and international public companies. 

We advise clients across a range of sectors and at different stages in the business life cycle from start-ups to mergers and acquisitions, buy-outs and buy-ins, development capital fund raisings, re-financings and exits.  

As well as UK deals, our team is experienced in dealing with international transactions, including acquisitions of overseas companies and disposals of UK companies to international buyers.  Many of our lawyers started their careers in other major domestic or international law firms, or have worked in industry. We expect them to bring not just their legal skills to all our clients’ transactions, but also their business experience and knowledge of market practice.

We understand the legal, regulatory and commercial pressures that are often at the core of corporate transactions. Our lawyers are highly responsive and successfully deliver complex transactions to the most demanding of timetables, focusing on key issues, demonstrating pragmatism where justified and, always, protecting the interests of our clients.

Birketts LLP has ‘a good team that is more cost effective than its rivals’, and ‘its advice on where to stand firm and where to give way is reasoned and sound’.

Legal 500 UK 2015

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