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Druces for Business
Mergers, Acquisitions and Disposals
We advise on acquisitions, disposals and mergers, involving private and quoted companies and businesses, across a wide range of sectors.
Our M&A lawyers provide expert advice covering the whole process, from helping to identify potential targets or purchasers; managing the due diligence process and tax-efficient structuring, to financing and post-acquisition corporate restructuring.
Healthcare sector specialists
Our team have become leaders in the health and care sector, advising on many acquisitions and disposals of healthcare businesses and interests. Clients include medical charities, pharmaceutical companies, medical suppliers, care homes and more.
International M&A services
As well as our UK work, we are also able to assist clients on cross-border transactions and international work through our membership of the Alliance of Business Lawyers, a trusted international network of law firms.
Legal 500 commentary
We are ranked by Legal 500 for our M&A work. Practice Head Christopher Axford is noted for his “niche expertise in regulated businesses and Sharia’a compliant structuring work”, while Head of Banking & Financial Services Antony Cotton is recommended for fintech and early stage company M&A.
Who to Contact
Partner, Corporate & Commercial
Antony is a Partner in Druces’ Corporate & Commercial team. He has built up a wealth of expertise in transactional work such as advising clients on M&A, private investment, and joint ventures. Australian born, Antony is admitted as a solicitor in both Australia (Queensland) and England & Wales.
Head of Corporate, Corporate & Commercial
Christopher is the Head of Corporate and is a member of Druces Executive Committee which manages the firm’s direction and vision for the future. He deals with a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including AIM and AQSE work, national and international joint ventures and group restructuring.
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