Mergers & Acquisitions
Recognised for our mix of M&A and corporate financing expertise and for a level of service that very few law firms can match.
We support buyers and sellers at all stages of transactions – from bid preparation and submission to negotiation, sign-off and close. We advise on the full range of deal structures from public takeovers/tender offers through to divestments, auctions, take privates and demergers. Our track record in M&A, expertise and local knowledge ensure that we deliver cost-effective, high quality legal advice. Our close-knit team of lawyers across the world employs a common approach, which means we can handle cross-border deals effectively.
Our sector teams work closely across our network of offices to provide clients with an unrivalled, seamless service. Strong sector knowledge built up from years of working with clients across all sectors, allows us to bring a strategic approach to our work, a deep understanding of industry issues and ensures we provide an efficient approach to due diligence.
Our recent experience
21st Century Fox
on its USD71bn acquisition by The Walt Disney Company and on its subsequent GBP11.6bn sale of its 39% stake in Sky to Comcast.
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
on its multi-billion dollar three-way merger with Union National Bank PJSC and Al Hilal Bank.
on its GBP31.4bn joint venture with Telefónica to merge Virgin Media and O2’s fixed, broadband and mobile businesses in the UK.
MS&AD Insurance Group
on its GBP3.25bn sale of ReAssure Group Plc to Phoenix Group Holdings Limited.
on the proposed USD27bn acquisition by the London Stock Exchange Group.
on the USD10.6bn sale of the entire interest in its businesses in Thailand and Malaysia to CP Group entities following a competitive sale process.
News & insights
Publications: 23 NOVEMBER 2020
Spanish foreign direct investment (FDI) regime set out in Law 19/20031 has just been amended by Royal Decree-Law 34/2020, of 17 November (RDL 34/2020), which enters into force on 19 November 2020.Read more
News: 04 NOVEMBER 2020
Allen & Overy is advising Lamda Hellix, southeastern Europe’s leading colocation provider, on its acquisition by Interxion, a Digital Realty company and a leading European provider of carrier and…Read more
News: 09 OCTOBER 2020
A team of lawyers across New York, London and Dubai is advising TP ICAP plc (“TP ICAP”) on its acquisition of leading global electronic trading network Liquidnet Holdings, Inc (“Liquidnet”) for a…Read more
Publications: 07 OCTOBER 2020
The devastating impact of Covid-19 on global M&A transactions, following a collapse in activity in Q2, is plain to see in the latest data. With the exception of Asia, where deal value has risen 23% in…Read more
A&O has advised on more than 2,900 M&A deals worth over GBP1.8tn since 2010.
A&O is an excellent resource for us as a company that has so many global offices. They have a really good handle on co-ordination and deal management for large global transactions, that’s one of their huge strengths.
Chambers Global 2020 (Corporate/M&A)
- Outbound M&A Legal Adviser of the Year, Mergermarket Japan Awards 2020
- Best Law Firm in Asia: M&A, FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2019
- UK Legal Adviser of the Year, Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2019
- Benelux Legal Adviser of the Year, Mergermarket European M&A Awards 2019
- Domestic Deal of the Year for Alawwal Bank/The Saudi British Bank merger, IFLR Middle East Awards 2019