Corporate and commercial law

Deloitte Legal provides a full range of intra-group corporate and commercial law services from complex advisory services related to major business life events (including carve-outs, post-merger integration, operational restructuring, group simplification and managed exit) and restructuring contractual arrangements between group companies, through to general secretarial services.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Providing clients with a full range of M&A transactional support

We advise national and multinational corporates, financial sponsors, management teams and owner-managed businesses on UK and cross-border transactional activity across the value spectrum; from acquisitions and disposals to investments, joint ventures and strategic alliances.

Whether a Series A investment in a tech start-up or a cross-border alliance for an established multinational; by combining Deloitte Legal’s expertise with our financial advisory and tax capabilities we are able to offer an end-to-end, multidisciplinary M&A proposition.

Corporate Reorganisations

Practical advice and assistance throughout the feasibility, planning/design, development and implementation phases of domestic UK and global intra-group reorganisations.

A team of true specialists in Corporate Reorganisation, our UK team has worked in the space for more than 50 years. As well as providing English corporate law advice, we manage global projects providing a single point of contact for clients.

Legal Entity Management and Governance

Confidence in your group structure

The evolution of the global regulatory environment and the growing complexity of the structure of organisations has led businesses to seek the services of subject-matter experts to manage and minimise complexity, and to navigate the regulatory landscape. We have a range of innovatively delivered Legal Entity Management and Governance solutions which offer an enhanced visibility of a corporate’s structure.

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Commercial legal contracting support, delivered by market-focused lawyers and by harnessing legal technology to create efficiency savings

We advise clients on a broad range of day-to-day business activities specialising in translating clients’ commercial objectives into robust contractual documentation.

We draw upon extensive industry experience and specialism to ensure a sector-aligned service offering which continuously demonstrates a thorough understanding of business risk.

Key contacts

Chris Hardman

Chris Hardman


Chris leads our Corporate and Commercial business. He is a corporate partner with extensive experience of cross-border and UK M&A, joint ventures, group reorganisations and intra-group financing arran... More

Rachel Hossack

Rachel Hossack


Rachel is a Corporate lawyer and has worked in multi-disciplinary teams on cross-border reorganisations, typically along-side Tax and Accounting colleagues, for the whole of her career. Advising clien... More

Daniel Connell

Daniel Connell


Daniel Connell is a partner in Deloitte Legal where he leads the firm’s Legal Entity Management proposition. Daniel has over 15 years’ experience in this area with a focus on delivering multi-jurisdic... More