“Proactive, professional and consistently reliable” (Legal 500)
Our Corporate team is considered among the most experienced and reliable legal advisers in Manchester and across the North West for advising high growth businesses on their strategic objectives. We are a mid-market specialist focusing on M&A (mergers and acquisitions), disposals and investments.
We have an established reputation for delivering straightforward, commercially driven, business and legal advice on time and on budget. Our clients range from entrepreneurs, private limited companies, small and mid-cap PLCs, management teams, professional partnerships, debt providers and equity investors, both in the UK and overseas.
“A deal maker, not breaker” (Chambers and Partners)
Our lawyers have advised on a number of standout deals including in recent times the USD94 million sale of Stirling Lloyd Plc to GCP Applied Technologies Inc., Albion Ventures’ investment in MPP Global and the sale of MESM to VWR International.
#1 ranked independent business law firm [deal volume]
Through strong performances in the deals market, our Corporate team consistently ranks among the very best in terms of deals volume. Experian’s latest report for deals completed during the first half of 2017, ranked us 3rd in the North West and 14th nationally. See the entire 2017 H1 Report.
“A multi-skilled team able to advise over many issues” (Legal 500)
Our Corporate team comprises 16 lawyers, including 5 Partners. Head of Corporate, James Sheridan has been described as “practical and technically excellent” (Chambers and Partners), having been one of the North West’s top deals lawyers for the last 15 years. David Easdown is ranked as the #1 dealmaker in the UK by Experian for H1 2017, while Stephen Hadlow has 20 years’ experience in the Manchester corporate market.
Explore our entire Corporate team below.