Mayer Brown’s Public M&A practice represents a broad spectrum of public and private companies, private equity and leveraged buy-out firms and financial institutions on public M&A transactions, including many Fortune 500 companies, FTSE 250 as well as CAC 40, HKE and DAX-listed companies. We also frequently act for financial advisors involved in public M&A transactions.

In addition to providing our clients with the highest quality advice and expertise on takeover rules and regulations, our team of globally integrated public M&A lawyers offer valuable insights into the local political and cultural factors that are playing an increasingly important role in public M&A transactions.

When executing public M&A transactions, dealmakers need to understand local market practice as well as the local regulatory environment. Our public M&A lawyers seamlessly work together, share knowledge and cooperate on a cross-border basis. Our experience in advising our clients on takeover regimes in different jurisdictions enables us to analyze alternative approaches to issues with a view to finding the most effective way to execute our clients’ public M&A transactions.

Our public M&A practice is enhanced by the depth of our expertise in a number of complementary areas, including: banking and finance, anti-trust, real estate, environmental, employment, pensions and benefits, commercial, intellectual property, information technology, anti-corruption, financial services, national security, export controls and other regulatory matters and taxation. Our public M&A specialists work closely with lawyers in each of these areas to provide you with a seamless service.

We have represented bidders and target companies, as well as financial advisers, in all facets of public M&A transactions, including:

  • Hostile takeovers
  • Competitive situations
  • Bid defence planning
  • Tender offers
  • Schemes of arrangement
  • Equity purchases and sales
  • Proxy contests
  • Consent solicitations
  • Recapitalisations

Mayer Brown has participated in M&A transactions worldwide in virtually every industry and we have extensive experience managing trans-Atlantic, Asia-Pacific, pan-European and global transactions. We are noted for our commitment to client service and ability to solve the most complex and demanding legal and business challenges in a pragmatic way. We are motivated and determined with real desire to build strong, long-term client relationships by ensuring we support our client’s every need each step of the way with their public M&A transactions.

Our Public M&A practice includes a deep bench of experienced public M&A lawyers across the world’s major financial centers.