Corporate M&A

The ability to drive and manage a corporate transaction is a valued skill; having the experience, track record and cultural understanding of a client's needs is vital. Forsters top tier Corporate practice draws together these elements to provide clients with a rounded and partner-led service to ensure the delivery of practical and commercial legal advice.

Our approach is to project manage every transaction to guarantee a successful and timely completion. This technique requires the team to understand every aspect of the deal intimately, and with this knowledge the team can advise and guide clients in a no-nonsense way.  

The team has the capability, seniority and expertise to handle complex and cross-border deals. Its expertise is wide-ranging and covers everything from M&A, corporate restructurings, commercial contracts, banking and finance, financial regulation and corporate tax.

The team works closely with the Commercial Real Estate practice, advising on all manner of corporate real estate transactions, and the Private Client team, advising high net worth individuals on managing their wealth and investments.

The breadth of our client base, from institutional funds and hotels owners and operators, to family offices and property companies, highlights the group's versatility and the commercial experience of its partners.

Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022: What does the Register of Overseas Entities mean for lenders?

The ECA received Royal Assent on 15 March 2022 and covers three main areas – the creation of the Register, amendments to the unexplained wealth orders regime, and amendments to the sanctions regime. This note provides a brief overview of the Register, how lenders will be affected, and some practical steps lenders may wish to take.

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The Register of Overseas Entities – 5 steps lenders should be taking now

There has been a plethora of recent articles about the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (the “ECA”) and its provisions which deal with the register of overseas entities (the “Register”), but given that the Register is not yet in force and there is no suggestion as to when it will become effective, how concerned should lenders be?

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Vineyards & Wineries

Forsters are delighted to be launching our Vineyards & Wineries practice. The cross-departmental team draws upon our strengths from across the firm, a combination of expertise that is rare if not unique in the market. The increasing number of vineyards we look after complements our exceptional book of landed estates, and is testament to our ability to look after landowning clients, whatever their business and whatever challenges they face.

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Stuart Hatcher speaks to the Independent: Chelsea’s new owners could ‘set the tone’ by granting fans golden share

Corporate Partner, Stuart Hatcher, has spoken to the Independent about Brentford's golden share deal, which he drew up in 2012, and how he believes Chelsea’s new bosses should look to do something similar.

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London Calling? Government Proposes Overseas Companies Re-Domicile to the U.K.

Elizabeth Small, Partner in our Tax team, looks at the U.K. government’s proposed scheme for international companies to re-domicile to the U.K., and assesses the processes and potential tax implications for businesses that contemplate doing so.

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Forsters advises on the £275 million sale of Cult Beauty to The Hut Group

A Forsters team led by Head of Corporate, Craig Thompson, and Associate, James Hamilton, advised Net-a-Porter founder Mark Quinn-Newall's Neurotribes investment fund on the sale of its substantial stake in Cult Beauty to The Hut Group for £275 million.

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Forsters advises Greybull Capital on the purchase of McLaren Applied

A cross departmental team, led by Client Relationship Partner, Craig Thompson, and Senior Associate Daniel Bryan, has advised long-standing client, Greybull Capital, on their high-profile purchase of the McLaren Group's Applied business division.

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Employment issues on corporate transactions

With corporate activity starting to increase, we thought it would be useful to consider some of the key employment aspects that can arise on a corporate transaction.

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Government-backed loan schemes – recent updates

The Winter Economy Plan, launched by the Government on 24 September 2020, contains several measures designed to support businesses throughout the current coronavirus pandemic, including the extension of the Government-backed loan schemes.

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Making redundancies as a result of Covid-19

Many employers have sadly needed to make redundancies in recent months due to the pandemic and this trend will likely continue. This article provides a useful summary of the key considerations for employers who are contemplating a headcount reduction.

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Post COVID-19. Is your business “investment ready”?

As the UK eases out of lockdown and we focus on getting the economy back on track, Corporate Partner, Christine Dubignon, considers five steps that businesses can take to be “investment ready”.

Post COVID-19. Is your business “investment ready”?

Our Insights

“Forsters is technically exceptional. They are one of the top firms in the enfranchisement area.”
Chambers HNW Guide, 2023