We act for UK and overseas companies on M&A deals and a wide range of other company transactions.
These include share sale and purchases, asset sale and purchases, initial public offerings, public company takeovers, private equity, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures and strategic collaborations. Lawyers at Lewis Townsend have advised on transactions in over 70 separate jurisdictions (together with our network of local counsel around the globe) for some of the world’s largest and most well-known companies.
We work closely with businesses from the inception of a deal through to its conclusion (and we continue to provide support for many years afterwards). Decades of experience in solving problems allows us to identify potential pitfalls and risks early on, meaning that clients are prepared from the outset and issues can be resolved quickly.
We are able to manage large-scale complex due diligence exercises, and prepare, negotiate and complete transaction documents. Once a transaction has closed successfully, we advise on post-transaction integration and assist with employment, compliance and commercial contract matters.
In addition to high-value and complex transactional work, we regularly advise on non-transactional company work such as capital reductions and alterations, share buy-backs, shareholder and partnership matters, corporate restructuring and company regulatory issues.
Our M&A team is led by Steve Lewis (Managing Partner) and Nick Emmerson (Head of Capital Markets). Steve and Nick have worked together for many years, including at Herbert Smith Freehills’ Tokyo Office which Steve founded and managed for over 10 years.
With over 50 years of shared experience in UK and international M&A, Steve and Nick are able to identify and solve any issue that might arise. Their expertise and experience of the deal process provides clients with a distinct advantage when negotiating and completing transactions.