• Our award-winning Corporate team is recognised as one of the leading teams in the South East.

    We offer a full range of services, including advice on mergers and acquisitions, shareholder arrangements, restructuring and joint venture arrangements. We can also provide specialist expertise in corporate transactions.

    Our legal expertise assists clients of a range of types and sizes, from owner-managed businesses to multi-national corporations.

    Why choose our Corporate Law team?

    Providing our clients with the best possible service is very important to us. Our corporate law specialists take the time to understand your commercial and strategic objectives and work to achieve the best outcome for you.

    In a very real way, we will be your partner throughout the deal process, supporting you and helping you achieve the right result.

    We consistently gain recognition from clients and the corporate industry for the quality of service we provide, the depth of our expertise and our practical, easy-to-deal-with approach.

    Our corporate law team is particularly recognised as a regional heavyweight in mergers and acquisitions, sales, management buyouts, private equity and restructuring.

    You will benefit from our strong relationships with the region’s leading accountants, corporate finance advisers and banks. We are appointed to the legal panels of a number of institutional lenders and act for all the major high street banks, including Handelsbanken, HSBC, Lloyds, NatWest and Santander, in relation to their commercial and corporate lending.

    Brachers is a member of the Marcalliance network, an international alliance of independent law firms. This enables us to tap into extensive local-jurisdiction legal experience to help clients operating internationally, and to carry out complex cross-border work.

    Recognition of our expertise

    By choosing our Corporate solicitors to represent you, you can be sure that you are in expert hands.

    Our Corporate Law team is highly ranked by leading legal directory Chambers and Partners. Head of the team James Bullock along with Partner Matthew Simmonds are ranked in Band 1 for Corporate M&A in the South of England in the 2024 directory. Partner Claire Williams is also individually highly ranked for her expertise.

    The team is ranked Tier 1 in in the Legal 500 2024 directory, with Erol Huseyin, Alex Cosgrove, James Bullock and Matthew Simmonds named as ‘Recommended lawyers’. Claire Williams has also been named as a ‘Leading individual’.

    Brachers is a member of the Kent Corporate Finance Alliance, an independent network of specialist corporate finance professional advisers. Partner Claire Williams has sat on the steering committee since its inception in 2010.

    We are also proud to regularly be recognised in a number of industry awards, including the Kent Corporate Finance Awards and the South East Dealmakers Awards. The Brachers Corporate team, won ‘Deal of the Year (sub £10m)’ at the Insider South East Dealmakers Awards 2023 and the ‘International Deal of the Year’ at the Insider South Yorkshire Dealmakers Awards 2022. Claire Williams was also shortlisted for Corporate Lawyer of the Year at the Dealmakers Awards in 2023.

    Find out more about our awards, accreditations and partnerships.

    How we can help

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  • The team are fully committed to the success of a transaction on behalf of their client.

    Chambers & Partners 2024
  • It’s a highly responsive team that works tirelessly for clients. They’re knowledgeable and have a great work ethic.

    Chambers & Partners 2024
  • We have used Brachers for many years now and their key strengths are building real relationships with their clients and then offering joined up support in a breadth of legal scenarios.

    Legal 500 2024
  • Brachers provided exceptional levels of service and were extremely responsive.

    Chambers & Partners 2024
  • Personal and attentive service offering.

    Legal 500 2024
  • Widely experienced corporate practice which displays a particular affinity for private equity work, offering extensive expertise in advising investors and investees on transactional matters and portfolio company work.

    Chambers & Partners
  • They are attentive and quite happy to turn things around quickly. They are approachable and talk things through with us.

    Chambers & Partners
  • London-quality advice from a responsive and approachable local firm.

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