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            Our success lies in not only understanding your commercial goals but also in managing your transaction to ensure we deliver them in your desired timescale.

            Our corporate lawyers are recognised for their skill in combining legal expertise in M&A, Equity Capital Markets, Financial Services, Regulatory and Private Equity with a distinctively energetic, decisive and clear approach. From start-ups to multinationals, listed and quoted organisations through to family-run businesses, we have market-leading knowledge of the best way to manage a wide range of corporate transactions.

            “They take a very commercial view to ensure we receive the appropriate advice, resulting in solutions that work for all parties.”
            – Client testimonial via Chambers & Partners and Legal 500

            Whether advising on UK domestic or international, cross-border deals, what sets us apart is our practical approach to providing advice on corporate law issues. Our experienced team can advise in relation to private equity transactions for both institutions and management teams, public and private mergers and acquisitions, IPOs on AIM and the Main Market and secondary fundraisings. We also assist clients with shareholder agreements, partnership transactions, joint ventures, as well as providing corporate governance advice on an ongoing basis.

            Our ethos as a corporate law firm 

            We are known for grounding everything we do in an understanding of your needs. Our industry insight across the leisure, retail, financial services, support services, telecommunications and technology sectors, in particular, frames our thinking. This expertise, underpinned by our technical ability, means we get you the transactional results you need and want.

            Private equity exits via IPOs in 2017

            In this latest report, the corporate experts at DWF analyse the key deal terms of private equity exits across both the London Main Market and AIM in 2017. 

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            Private equity exits via IPOs in 2018

            In this revised report, the expert corporate lawyers at DWF analyse the key deal terms of private equity exits across both the London Main Market and AIM in 2018.

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            A comprehensive expertise

            With over 90 lawyers across the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Dubai and Brussels, we work hard to provide a complete corporate service, drawing in expertise from across the firm.

            Frank Shephard

            • Partner // National Head of Corporate

            Mark Gibson

            • Partner // Head of Corporate (Birmingham)

            Matthew Doughty

            • Group Chief Operating Officer

            Paul Rimmer

            • Partner // Head of Corporate (Liverpool)

            Paul Pignatelli

            • Partner // Executive Partner Glasgow

            Wayne Lawrence

            • Partner // Executive Partner (Edinburgh)

            Ken Rutherford

            • Partner // Executive Partner (Belfast)

            Ali Boroumand

            • Partner // Head of Mining & Minerals

            Anne-Sylvie Vassenaix-Paxton

            • Partner // Head of Oil & Gas

            Jean Francois Mercadier

            • Partner // Managing Partner (France)
            Connected Services offers a range of stand-alone consultative services that complement our legal offering in each of our core sectors.
            DWF Forensic

            DWF Forensic

            DWF Forensic is a team of experienced, qualified forensic accountants and investigators, with ‘Big Four’ accounting expertise. 

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