The past year has seen our highly regarded international M&A practice move confidently beyond the mid-market advising on a number of transactions exceeding €1 billion in value while at the same time maintaining our strength in the upper end of the mid-market.
The strength of our award winning M&A offering is increasingly recognised in the legal directories, with the Legal 500 saying "SJ Berwin enjoys an excellent reputation in the UK and Europe as a corporate powerhouse servicing the top end of the European mid-market".
We advise on the full breadth of complex M&A transactions – whether public or private, friendly or hostile – including joint ventures, strategic alliances, spin-offs, tender offers, "distressed M&A" and public-to-private transactions.
Our lawyers are acknowledged experts in their fields, and many focus on specific industry sectors including communications media and technology, retail, hotels and leisure, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, enabling the team to provide informed, commercial advice which is both creative and at the cutting edge.
Supported by a network of international offices, our M&A practice has extended its expertise into a number of emerging markets including, Africa, India, Pakistan and Russia, as well as developing our transactional infrastructure practice, which has generated a number of high value transactions in recent years, building on our leading infrastructure funds position.
We have recognised strengths in all the core M&A disciplines - a market leading Competition practice, highly regarded Tax and Regulatory practices, outstanding Employment and Pensions practice and a first-rate Acquisition Finance practice - allowing us to provide our clients with a genuine full-service M&A offering.