Leading Merger & Acquisition Lawyers

Handling every aspect of mergers and acquisitions

Our M&A team has the knowledge and experience to guide you through the various stages of your company's lifecycle.

KaurMaxwell solicitors have extensive knowledge and practical experience in a broad range of transaction types covering a number of different market sectors and size of transaction.

Regardless of the type of transaction, it is integral that both parties' legal teams are proactive and work together to avoid delays. Maintaining momentum and having clear lines of communication is key to keeping the deal progressing.

We always look at the bigger picture and focus on the essentials to progress the transaction effectively with the most pragmatic approach and using commercial acumen to reach your objectives.

Based on the information provided, we can help you structure a transaction, working alongside your in-house teams and external advisors.

We will guide you through the due diligence and disclosure process, negotiate agreements on your behalf, and see the transaction through to completion as well handling any post completion matters on your behalf.

Our team has the benefit of having had real-life experience working in industry outside of your traditional law firm and can draw on that experience to navigate through details most efficiently.

Regardless of the type and size of the transaction, we will keep sight of what is most important to you. Over the course of the transaction, we will work closely by your side to simplify the process allowing you to focus on the matters that most concern you.

Essentials of Mergers and Acquisitions

Understanding the fundamentals of M&A is pivotal for any corporate entity contemplating a transformative change. Mergers signify the amalgamation of two entities to form a single company, while acquisitions involve one company purchasing another. Our dedicated team of solicitors demystifies the nuances of each transaction, providing tailored advice and ensuring your commercial objectives are met.


Embarking on an acquisition is a strategic endeavour to expand a company’s footprint and enhance its market position. Our acquisition lawyers are adept at advising on every aspect of the acquisition process, from conducting thorough due diligence, to negotiating terms and executing the transaction, ensuring alignment with your business goals.


Mergers require meticulous planning and execution. Our solicitors, renowned for their expertise in corporate law, guide clients through the myriad of commercial considerations involved in a merger, ensuring compliance with regulations and achieving a harmonious union of corporate entities.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Whether contemplating a merger or an acquisition, KaurMaxwell offers comprehensive legal support throughout the transaction. We advise on a diverse range of M&A transactions, including private equity deals and acquisitions and disposals, safeguarding your interests with our expert legal advice.

Acquisitions and Disposals

Acquisitions and disposals encompass the buying and selling of companies, divisions, or assets.

Who We Help: Buyers and Sellers, from SMEs to Larger Listed Companies

Our mergers and acquisitions team provide legal support to a wide range of clients, including:

  • Buyers and Sellers: M&A lawyers assist buyers and sellers in structuring and completing successful transactions.
  • SMEs to Larger Listed Companies: M&A team have experience working with both small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and larger listed companies, tailoring their services to meet the specific needs of each client.

Whether you are looking to acquire a business or sell your own, mergers and acquisitions team provide expert legal advice and support throughout the process.

Business Acquisition

Mergers and acquisitions specialists offer guidance on business acquisitions, helping clients navigate the legal intricacies of acquiring a company.

Legal Support

Legal support is crucial throughout the entire acquisition or disposal process. M&A specialists ensure clients have the necessary legal protections and guidance to make informed decisions.

Acquisition or Disposal

Whether you are considering an acquisition or disposal, mergers and acquisitions experts provide the legal expertise needed to navigate these transactions successfully.


Our mergers and acquisition team understand the unique challenges faced by SMEs and provide tailored legal solutions to meet their specific needs.

Expert Legal Advice

Expert legal advice is crucial in mergers and acquisitions to ensure compliance with laws and regulations and to protect the interests of all parties involved. Our M&A specialists provide this advice based on their extensive knowledge and experience.

Buyers and Sellers

The mergers and acquisitions team represents the interests of both buyers and sellers, providing legal advice and support to ensure a fair and successful transaction regardless of which position you are in.

Why Work with KaurMaxwell’s Specialist M&A Lawyers?

Choosing KaurMaxwell as your adviser in the dynamic world of M&A means partnering with a law firm that is committed to excellence. Our solicitors possess extensive experience in handling a variety of corporate transactions, in the UK and those with international elements. We focus on delivering pragmatic advice and work closely with your team to address every facet of the transaction.

Solicitor Expertise

Our solicitors are highly experienced in providing legal support across a wide range of industry sectors. We understand the importance of clear-cut advice based on experience, ensuring a smooth progression of the transaction.

Transaction Focus

Every transaction is unique, and our specialist team is adept at managing transactions of varying values. We focus on thorough risk management and mitigation, offering peace of mind throughout the process.

Client-Centric Approach

Our focus is on understanding our clients’ needs and providing expert, tailored advice to achieve your commercial objectives. We are a national law firm with a dedicated mergers and acquisitions team committed to client satisfaction.

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Our track record of success speaks for itself. We have acted for sellers and buyers in a variety of corporate transactions, demonstrating our range and depth of expertise. Our focus is on delivering value and ensuring client satisfaction.

We have acted for both buyers and sellers across various industries such as accountancy practices, electronic payslip providers, property portfolios and pharmaceuticals ofranging sizes in terms of turnover and physical size.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a merger and an acquisition?

A merger involves the combination of two companies to form a new entity, while an acquisition is the purchase of one company by another. Both transactions have different legal and financial implications.

Why should I hire a mergers and acquisitions lawyer?

Hiring a mergers and acquisitions lawyer is essential to ensure that the transaction is conducted smoothly and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. They have the expertise and experience to guide you through the entire process and provide the right legal advice for your specific situation whilst giving the assurance and protection you need.

How does KaurMaxwell support clients throughout the M&A process?

KaurMaxwell supports clients throughout the M&A process by providing expert legal advice, conducting thorough due diligence, negotiating terms, and managing the transaction to ensure a smooth transition from start to finish.

What type of transactions can an M&A solicitor help with?

A mergers and acquisitions solicitor can help with a wide range of transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and disposals of businesses. They can also provide legal advice on private equity transactions, reorganisations and any other corporate transactions.

What qualities should I look for in a mergers and acquisitions solicitor?

When hiring an M&A solicitor, it's important to look for a specialist team with extensive experience in the field. They should be knowledgeable about corporate law and have a proven track record of successfully handling mergers and acquisitions. Additionally, they should provide pragmatic advice to help you achieve your commercial objectives.

How can a national law firm benefit me in mergers and acquisitions?

Engaging a national law firm for your mergers and acquisitions needs ensures that you have access to a wide range of resources and expertise. They usually have multiple offices across the country, allowing them to provide comprehensive legal support and advice regardless of your location.

What is the role of an M&A solicitor in the sale of my business?

In the sale of your business, a mergers and acquisitions solicitor will act as your legal adviser. They will ensure that all legal requirements are met, negotiate the terms of the sale, and handle the legal documentation necessary to complete the transaction. Their goal is to protect your interests and ensure a smooth and successful sale.

Who can an M&A lawyer act for?

An M&A solicitor can act for both buyers and sellers in certain circumstances. Their role is to provide unbiased and objective legal advice to their clients, regardless of their position in the transaction. They will ensure that the best interests of their client are protected throughout the process.

What is the role of a mergers and acquisitions solicitor in the corporate sector?

In the corporate sector, an M&A solicitor plays a crucial role in providing legal advice and support for corporate clients involved in various transactions. Their expertise in corporate law and M&A transactions helps businesses navigate complex legal matters and make informed decisions to achieve their commercial objectives.