Irwin Mitchell Named In Top Five For M&A Legal Activity

Firm Sees Improvements In All UK Regions

06.10.2016

David Shirt, Press Officer | 0161 838 3094

Irwin Mitchell has been named in the top five of most active mergers and acquisitions (M&A) legal advisers in the UK. 

Analysis by Experian, the global information services company, has ranked Irwin Mitchell in 5th place in its UK league table which is based on the number of corporate transactions it has advised clients on in the first nine months of 2016.

The firm, which recently completed its merger with Thomas Eggar, has again topped the league table in the South East and secured its first ever top ten league table position in the South West region.

The team in the Midlands improved its ranking from 10th this time last year to 5th, whilst in the East of England, the firm moved up from 21st to 3rd. In Yorkshire, Irwin Mitchell was ranked in 3rd place, improving on 5th this time last time.

Expert Opinion
“This is another fantastic achievement during what has been a very uncertain economic and political period.

“There was a noticeable and understandable reduction in deal activity immediately after the vote on the 23rd June and although some businesses have decided to take stock, many have continued with their M&A plans. Others have seen new opportunities develop and decided to act.

“The sentiment amongst many businesses remains positive and as we continue to work closely with our clients, I expect that we have a strong quarter ahead of us.

“Improving our ranking position reflects a lot of hard work from our teams and highlights the investment we have made, not just as a result of our merger with Thomas Eggar, but also in high level recruitment over the last few years. This solid base is providing us with a strong platform for further growth as we continue to establish Irwin Mitchell as one of the leading M&A advisers in the mid-corporate market.”
Chris Rawstron, Partner