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Award-winning M&A lawyers


Our award-winning team of 60 M&A lawyers has huge experience of supporting the UK & global expansion of our clients including advising international clients on M&A in the UK. Regularly advising both buyers in strategic acquisitions and business owners on sales/exits, our deals range from large highly complex to the smaller more straightforward.

Our UK and international deals portfolio spans all sectors important to the economy with particular strength in energy, financial services, technology and food & drink and has earned our M&A lawyers Band 1 ranking in both Legal 500 and Chambers legal directories.

Burness Paull's M&A clients include:

  • owner-managed businesses
  • high-growth companies
  • management teams
  • private equity investors
  • financial services institutions
  • multinational corporations

We have vast experience of M&A deals from both sides – being trusted to act for buyers in strategic acquisitions and regularly advising business owners on sales/exits.

That has seen us act on a variety of deals ranging from smaller, highly-strategic acquisitions to some of the biggest deals in the market of recent years.

An ever-increasing proportion of our transactions also have an international dimension, including working with clients on their global expansion strategies and advising international clients on M&A in the UK.

If you would like to work with mergers and acquisitions lawyers committed to achieving your objectives, please get in touch.