High-flying corporate team scoops national award win

High-flying corporate team scoops national award win

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Author: Sophie Llewhelin

Shoosmiths' national corporate team is celebrating once again after being named 'Law Firm of the Year' at the prestigious M&A Awards, 2013.

Law firm of the year: Shoosmiths
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The annual M&A Awards, held at the Millennium Mayfair in London, recognise and celebrate the achievements of management teams, advisers and financiers who, over the past 12 months, have demonstrated their deal making excellence in extraordinary market conditions.

The Shoosmiths team managed to beat off some stiff competition to gain the title including Howard Kennedy, Olswang, Pinsent Masons, SGH Martineau and Taylor Wessing.

The judges - who were looking for a firm that had provided the most efficient, high-quality advice on deals and demonstrated excellent sector expertise and consistency, as well as consummate negotiating skills - praised the Shoosmiths team for the number and quality of deals they had worked on nationally during 2012.

Shoosmiths' national corporate team, which is based in seven UK locations, saw a steady growth in the number of deals it advised on in 2012, despite the difficult market climate.

The team was ranked number three in the UK Experian Corpfin Adviser League Tables and M&A for volume of deals done in 2012. It was also ranked top in both the South East and South West regions, having completed more deals than any other law firm in those regions last year.

The team made the top three for the number of deals completed in the Midlands alone, as well as being ranked highly in East Anglia and the North.

Clients include Octopus Ventures, Iron Mountain, Krispy Kreme, Ageas, Aldermore Bank, British Gas, Fat Face, Fitness First and Hamleys.