Irwin Mitchell Named In The Top Four Of Most Active M&A Legal Advisers

Merger With Thomas Eggar Set To Boost Irwin Mitchell's Position In The Corporate Mid-Market

07.04.2016

Karen Roberts, Press Officer | 0207 400 8714

Irwin Mitchell has been named as one of the most active legal advisers for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) work in the UK.

Analysis by Experian, the global information services company, has ranked Irwin Mitchell in 4th place within its UK league table which is based on the number of corporate transactions it has advised clients on since the start of 2016. 

The firm, which recently completed its merger with Thomas Eggar, secured a top 20 position in Experian’s 2015 league table of most active legal advisers. This however is the first time it has made the top 10, or indeed the top 5 and is further proof that Irwin Mitchell’s investment in expanding the team is paying dividends.

In terms of regional breakdown, Irwin Mitchell was placed 2nd in the Midlands (9th Q1 2015), 3rd in the South East, (up from 7th place in Q1 2015), 2nd in the East of England and 10th in the South West (unranked Q1 2015). So a strong rise up the league tables.

Looking ahead, the merger with Thomas Eggar is set to double the size of Irwin Mitchell’s corporate team and the head of department, Chris Rawstron, is confident the firm can further establish itself as one of the leading mid-market corporate practices in the UK.

Expert Opinion
“Securing a top 4 spot in the league table of the most active M&A legal advisers is a significant milestone for the team and testament to their hard work in a challenging market. Our merger with Thomas Eggar provides a significant boost to the size of our corporate offering. It complements our existing team’s expertise, adds a number of specialist services and expands our UK footprint. I am tremendously excited about the opportunities that exist and firmly believe our team can become the leading UK mid-market corporate practice and a very credible and attractive alternative to some of our more established competitors. This latest ranking is proof that we are making considerable progress and we are all determined to build on it in the future.”
Chris Rawstron, Partner