Our corporate finance specialists give first class legal advice, with a depth of resource and range of experience that allows us to successfully deliver a wide range of transactions - in value, complexity and commercial impact. We advise on all aspects of mergers, acquisitions and disposals, acting for sellers and buyers, management teams, and private equity and venture capital funds.

Our team is experienced in dealing with international transactions as well as UK deals, including acquisitions of overseas businesses 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 accessible and responsive, completing high-value and complex transactions to the most demanding of timetables, focussing on key issues, demonstrating pragmatism where justified and, always, protecting the interests of our clients.

We build close and lasting relationships with our clients. We recognise that acquisitions and disposals are important milestones – in the growth of a business, its strategic development or the realisation of value. Our aim is to manage processes efficiently and deliver a seamless service, not only from within our own team but working also with other key advisers. We appreciate, and constantly keep in mind, the importance of clarity and communication and the need to be accountable. As one client said of our performance, "... strong communication skills ... strong focus on solving deal issues ... gave us the feeling that someone else was really looking after our interests ..."

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Our impression of Birketts was of a committed, accurate and schedule-conscious team dedicated to achieving the best outcome and offering value.

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