In today’s challenging business environment, private M&A transactions are increasingly more complex and multi-faceted, requiring the right strategy and structures to capture and protect value. As one of the world’s most active transactional firms, we help clients structure and execute a full spectrum of private M&A transactions. Coordinating closely with lawyers in our globally recognized practices — including tax, finance, antitrust & competition, employment, compliance and intellectual property — we bring the right expertise and far-reaching experience to anticipate and resolve issues in all involved jurisdictions.
Our transactional experience is recognized by several independent rating organizations and league tables, including Thomson Reuters, which has ranked Baker & McKenzie as one of the top ten M&A legal advisors by number of announced deals — both globally and in each of four regions — for the past four consecutive years.
With extensive transactional experience in 34 of the world’s 50 largest economies, our lawyers can advise on all aspects of the sale and purchase of shares in publicly-traded corporations, including the reconstruction of corporate entities by way of merger through asset or stock acquisition.
Our London Corporate Group has a dedicated public company team with extensive Takeover Panel and City Code expertise. The public company team advises on public company takeover offers, stakebuilding, public equity offerings, IPOs, rights issues, share buy-backs and negotiated tender offers.
Our practice includes advising on all aspects of public cross-border takeovers including the additional disclosure and regulatory hurdles involved in extending cash, share for share exchange or share alternative offers into the US and elsewhere.