Corporate & M&A Law
Allen & Overy LLP
The interests of today’s corporations and funds are truly global. This brings along with it legal issues that require the attention and advice of experts of impeccable integrity, experience and competence. Experts who can plan and manage the corporate legal affairs of leading national and multi-national corporations, funds, financial institutions and underwriters and lead on some of the largest and most important public and private transactions.
At Allen & Overy, we are recognised for our mix of M&A and corporate financing expertise and service that is second-to-none. We support buyers and sellers at all stages of transactions. Our experts in related areas can provide the very best advice on matters related to transactions such as competition and anti-trust law, taxes, employment and pensions concerns and environmental and social governance. Our close-knit teams of expert lawyers from around the world allows us to handle cross-border deals effectively.
We have strong knowledge across all sectors of commerce and industry, including emerging and disruptive sectors. This deep understanding of commerce and industry has been built up over ninety years and ensures we provide a rounded approach to due diligence.
We advise on the full spectrum of negotiated and contested transactional situations, including:
• Advance preparation for prospective targets
• Asset sales and purchases
• Corporate governance advice
• Joint ventures
• Leveraged buyouts
• Private equity deals
• Special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) issues and reverse SPACS
• Strategic mergers
• Tender offers
We also provide corporate advice in a broad range of areas outside of mergers and acquisitions including directors’ duties and responsibilities, board and committee structures, corporate preparedness and contingency planning and director indemnification, severance and change-in-control compensation arrangements.
As principal advisors to many companies listed on the London Stock Exchange and to many global blue-chip listed companies, as well as to sovereign, institutional and private equity funds.
Our clients and peers alike praise us for our legal advice and the care and skill with which it is delivered. Year after year, prestigious law directories such as Chambers and the Legal 500, who gather information from clients, place us in the top tier of UK and global experts. Some of the comments from our clients are as follows:
“Their client service is top notch and they’re absolutely professional. Every single one of them was smart, talented and responsive.”
Another reports: “They’re fantastic on quality and capability – intelligent, responsive and technical.”
“They’re very high quality, and I’m always impressed by their range of skills. It’s a great team,” a further client says.
Andrew Schoorlemmer, one of our senior partners, who has been advising on strategic mandates, mostly cross-border in each of the main commercial and industrial sectors for over 25 years and has spent his entire career at Allen & Overy and has been based in London, Amsterdam, Dubai and now London again, has been ranked by the Legal 500 Guide to the Legal Profession in their “Hall of Fame” for Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law.
The Co-Head of our Global Corporate Practice, David Broadley and his team received the following accolades in Chambers UK and Legal 500:
“He’s excellent – he’s a hard worker and clients love him.” Chambers UK 2021 (ECM). “When the full Covid-19 crisis struck, the value of David Broadley’s team was apparent – they were able to advise with confidence and clarity how market practice was changing (which was daily). We received a high level of carefully thought-out and bespoke advice that meant we negotiated this period without missteps.”
For further advice and assistance please contact:
020 7993 4255