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UK Corporate and M&A


Rising inflation, global supply chain issues, and acclimating to a post-Brexit environment are among many challenges companies continue to face. Navigating this changing landscape requires a team with the depth of experience to develop strategies that help clients achieve their business objectives. Crowell & Moring’s London Corporate Group takes a partnering approach, handling transactions of all sizes in every aspect of M&A, including share and asset acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, and domestic and cross-border corporate reorganizations.

How We Can Help

Our corporate and M&A practice in London supports international and domestic public companies, mid-sized and emerging businesses, investment firms and high net-worth individuals on a wide range of M&A, equity financing, and other corporate matters. The group routinely advises on reorganizations, establishing operations in the UK, and company secretarial and compliance issues. Much of our work is cross-border, with particular links to the U.S., Canada, and continental Europe. The group primarily focuses on:

  • Corporate Finance and Securities
  • Emerging Companies and Venture Capital
  • Governance and Compliance
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Private Equity and Family Office Investments
  • Public/Private Mergers & Acquisitions

Corporate Capabilities in London

Partners Simon Evers and David Ramm lead the Corporate Group in our London office. The team comprises transactional lawyers who have all trained and worked with some of the world’s leading corporate law firms, advising on large and extremely complex deals. We bring this high-quality experience and business acumen to bear on every matter, ensuring clients’ objectives are understood from the outset and helping to anticipate issues and find solutions. The group is experienced across a broad range of industry sectors, with particular strength in commercial technology, fintech and financial services, healthcare, insurance, pharmaceutical and life sciences, and shipping and logistics.

We understand how foreign markets work, how to navigate regulatory agencies and other governmental authorities, and how to engage with stakeholders so the right deal is presented and brought to closing swiftly. Our comprehensive transaction services include:

  • Transaction planning and structuring.
  • Due diligence assistance.
  • Preparation and negotiation of transaction documentation.
  • Counselling boards of directors and corporate housekeeping/cleanup.
  • Assistance preparing and reviewing disclosure letters and schedules.
  • Assistance with antitrust and other governmental approvals and clearances.
  • Closing and post-transaction integration assistance.

As part of a true full-service firm, the London Corporate Group works closely with our Crowell colleagues across numerous practice areas—as well as select lawyers outside the firm—to ensure clients receive the best possible advice.