Our highly regarded and experienced team advises on M&A transactions as well as the full breadth of other corporate matters.


The Corporate team at FSP provides a wide variety of assistance to companies, partnerships, entrepreneurs, investors and individuals. Such assistance can vary from a simple quick sense check on a proposition to the need for more substantial legal advice and when providing such assistance the team always ensures this is done in a cost-effective and commercial way.

The team focuses on building long-standing relationships with clients because having such relationships enables the team to understand a client’s business and priorities, ensuring the team can provide bespoke advice and give the solution which is right for each individual business.

The team has been commended for offering advice “in a very pragmatic and down-to-earth way” and for being “very commercial” and “not interested in point scoring” and this approach is a core part of the FSP corporate team’s ethos.

Our team members have a wealth of experience on all matters which arise through the lifecycle of a business and provide high quality, constructive advice to clients whilst remaining alert to opportunities where they can add value, whether that be through making introductions, sharing developments that may be of interest to a client or otherwise.

Featured experience

The team is highly experienced in advising on corporate transactions from large, complex deals involving multiple legal jurisdictions to sales of SME’s, trade purchases or management buy-outs. The team advises businesses across many different sectors and our news & insights page/deal releases below gives an overview of the wide variety of deals the team has been involved in. On each transaction we create bespoke multi-disciplinary teams calling on experts from other departments in the firm including commercial property, employment and intellectual property to ensure that the transaction progresses quickly and efficiently with support from the right specialists.

We understand that successfully developing or restructuring your business is just as important as exiting and the team uses its legal experience to provide practical commercial solutions each step of the way so that clients can exploit business opportunities and manage risk successfully at such times.

"The team has a stand-out capacity to deliver continuity, bringing to bear relevant items from a long history of shared projects. Uniquely they tie in all of the other disciplines in the firm to offer consolidated and broad advice, whereas elsewhere you all too often find disjoint between a firm’s different teams."
"The corporate team is particularly strong and is able to confidently advise on complex and sophisticated matters."
"They supported me in a wide range of issues in what for me was a complex transaction, bringing in suitably skilled lawyers for each aspect of complexity."
Legal 500 UK
"The team was always available and acutely aware that it was a complicated and challenging transaction and therefore provided much needed reassurance, guidance and encouragement."
Legal 500 UK
"Great team to work with and takes the time to understand your needs as a client, your aims with respect to the deal and how you like to work."
Legal 500 UK
"We do a fairly high volume of corporate transactions and the team is always able to cope with our workload."
"They're really great, responsive, knowledgeable, and more importantly for me practical and able to communicate well."
"Partner-led service all the way. The Partners are highly visible and hands-on, and demonstrate accountability and responsibility at all times."
"Regularly out-match peers in negotiations and reasoning. Solid skillsets with a practical and commercial approach."
"The corporate team understand the business and what is truly important to the client in the context, consistently adding value as a result."
"The team were well organised and excellent to deal with. They definitely represented us very well and were always there for advice."
"They're not only commercial but they are effective and sound - a well-established, well-drilled, well-organised law firm. It doesn't matter what you go to them for, you know you'll get the same level of quality across all their disciplines."
"The corporate group at FSP is versatile and responsive – competitive on pricing and delivers on its promises."
"They provide a full range of services and excellent advice."
"We have worked well with FSP for many years and they know what we want, when we want it, and have a good and big enough team to deliver that. They were early to bring in digital signatures and sharing documents has always been easy."
"A very competent and well-run business, FSP has plenty of top-level skill available to advise on all aspects of my company's needs."