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We have a team of over 70 corporate lawyers who have extensive experience of advising on a multitude of areas for businesses ranging from entrepreneurs, SMEs, financial institutions to FTSE 100.

Corporate expertise

We have a team of over 70 corporate lawyers who have extensive experience of advising businesses ranging from entrepreneurs, SMEs, financial institutions to FTSE 100.

Our team of expert lawyers, operating from 13 major UK locations, provide advice and guidance on mergers and acquisitions, disposals, fundraising, private equity, equity capital markets, due diligence, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, reorganisations and demergers, corporate structures and governance.

In today’s competitive corporate legal market, technical expertise is a given, which is why clients look for more from their corporate lawyers. Businesses work with us because we pride ourselves in not only delivering technical legal advice but also recognising the importance of understanding their business, the sector in which they operate and the challenges they face on a day to day basis.

Our expertise includes:

Corporate transactions are by their very nature complex and often stressful. Using our wealth of experience and knowledge in creatively solving problems, we will guide you through each step of the transactional journey to ensure that it is delivered on time, on budget and on the right terms for you. Our role is not only to provide you with expert legal advice but to also minimise the disruption to you and your business.

Why choose our corporate team?

Why choose our corporate team?

  • An award-winning corporate team, recognised as one of the most active in the UK
  • Reputation for building long term client relationships, allowing our clients to gain trust in us as a key strategic and operational partner
  • A full range of service covering all specialist areas of the transaction
  • In-depth understanding of the dynamics of a corporate transaction and current market trends
  • Corporate knowledge across a broad range of sectors, both nationally and internationally
  • Annually we provide corporate support to over hundreds of businesses operating in various sectors including life sciences, technology, logistics, financial services, retail, drinks, hospitality and leisure.

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    We are extremely grateful for the consistently outstanding support given by Freeths to Tarmac. The team's dedication and professionalism has enable...

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    Thanks again for your immense help, we couldn’t have done it without you personally and the contribution of the wider Freeths team.

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    Carlsberg UK

  • In addition to being knowledgeable, their response times are exceptional, as is the way in which they apply their advice and knowledge to the busin...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • The team are very responsive and pragmatic in working with us to deliver a tailored service. The team are able to call in different departments, bu...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • Freeths’ corporate team has real in-depth expertise and delivers an exceptional service in a cost-effective way. They have a sharp focus on identif...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • Very knowledgeable team, always look for solutions, and have dealt with numerous complex matters over the years. Very reliable.

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • Freeths handles complicated matters in a no-nonsense and impressive manner. The team distils complex matters and issues into digestible chunks to m...

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • With each transaction, Freeths have been able to quickly get to grips with complex matters and provide useful and commercial advice.

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • In addition to extremely good underlying legal knowledge, Freeths' ability to apply that knowledge to our benefit has been extremely valuable. Free...

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  • All members of the teams we have dealt with have had an excellent grasp and understanding of our requirements, together with the required skill set...

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Karl Jansen

National Managing Partner

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Richard Beverley

Birmingham Office Managing Partner

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Lisa Gilligan

Leicester Office Managing Partner

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Jonathan Hambleton

Milton Keynes Office Managing Partner

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