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Dorsey & Whitney


  • 199 Bishopsgate
  • London
  • UK
  • EC2M 3UT

Corporate/M&A - London (Firms)

Basic facts about the department
-7 partners
-4 associates

What the team is known for Has a good reputation for advising clients on the full range of corporate transactions. A frequent choice for international clients on cross-border M&A transactions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Breadth of service: "They are really impressive on all corporate work."

Work highlights Advised AceCad Software on the £12.5 million sale of one of its software divisions to Tekla/Trimble.

Advised Quindell Portfolio on its acquisition of Metaskil Group.

Advised Product Madness on its acquisition by Aristocrat Leisure.

Notable practitioners  

Mark Taylor is praised for his "no-nonsense" approach, with one source saying: "He doesn't take silly points." He represented Quindell Portfolio in its acquisition of Pinto Potts.

Significant clients First Service, Triton Systems of Delaware, Affinia Group, Jazz FM Investments, ClearSpeed Technology.

Capital Markets - UK-wide

Basic facts about the department

- 8 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers 
- Office locations ranked: London

What the team is known for Adept at handling cross-border transactions, with support from a strong network of lawyers based across the USA, Europe, Canada and Asia-Pacific. Also noted for involvement in emerging markets such as Africa and Turkey.

What's new? Senior associate Max Beazley was made up to partner in January 2013.

Work highlights Acted for Quindell Portfolio in connection with a £30 million secondary placing of shares.

Advised Canaccord Genuity with regard to its role as NOMAD, underwriter and sole bookrunner for Monitise's £100 million secondary placing.

Notable practitioners  

Mark Taylor is a key contact.

Significant clients Atlantic Coal, Datatec, Imaginatik, SKIL Ports & Logistics, Energizer Investments.