Corporate projects demand legal advice at the speed of business.

They deserve the support of an experienced and capable team, well versed in a wide range of transactions, businesses and sectors, who will take the time to understand your ambitions, how you like to work and tailor their approach accordingly.

Often it’s time to collaborate and identify joint solutions. Occasionally it’s time to negotiate hard or uphold a stakeholder or industry stance. Your advisers should be alongside you agreeing the approach and standing shoulder to shoulder with you on execution.

Why choose Foot Anstey

We work hard to tailor services which help deliver our clients’ ambitions at every stage of a company’s journey – from incorporation to initial rounds of debt and equity fundraising, commercial and corporate partnerships and joint ventures, growth capital, mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and takeovers, solvency, restructuring and re-investments.

We have the capability and experience to advise beyond the legals and regularly help clients with their goals from owner managers to strategic planning for portfolio businesses, buy and build strategies, sourcing and managing local counsel on cross-border projects and bespoke services for management and General Counsel.

Whatever your needs, goals or ambitions, our team seeks to understand what you value and then creates services which are personal to and integrated with your team, delivered at the speed of business by real people with genuine interest and expertise.

You will have our full attention. Do we have yours?

Recent corporate deals

Our Corporate and Private Equity teams work with and advise on a wide range of deal activity, including mergers and acquisitions, investments, management buyouts, reconstruction and demergers.

Related services

Private Equity

The private equity market in the UK continues to see record levels of activity. Funds continue to be raised, new investments made and exits realised.

Foot Anstey’s award-winning and highly commercial Private Equity team is focused on advising Private Equity backed portfolio companies and their management teams. 

Entrepreneurial private companies

Throughout all stages of the business life cycle for entrepreneurial and private companies we understand there is great opportunity and reward that comes hand-in-hand with great pressure and risk points.

By being more than about pure transactions, we can help any EPC in every sector and every industry.

Islamic Finance

Islamic finance already attracts huge investment to the UK – investment which grows by the day thanks to the UK’s progressive attitude toward shariah-compliant structures.

It’s an exciting time for Islamic finance in the UK. We can help you be part of it.

Private Wealth

Every decision you make about your personal affairs has the potential to affect not only you and your assets, but to have wide-ranging consequences for your family and your employees.

We are able to truly offer you advice, over options and added-value, over added confusion and stress.


Having the right people in the right place, displaying the right behaviours through the right processes can be just as hard as it sounds.

Our experienced team of experts are able to provide you with timely, commercial advice for day-to-day advice to project support.

Real Estate

The world of real estate is changing fast. The way we construct, operate, invest in and use property has been transformed.

At Foot Anstey, we have the in-depth understanding to help you navigate this rapidly changing market.

Restructuring and Insolvency

The pace of change in today’s world is disrupting businesses. Markets are increasingly volatile. Industries are evolving at a pace not seen before sometimes resulting in financial distress and challenge for businesses

With the ability of our team to innovate and think creatively, we will support you in determining your restructuring and insolvency options and how to manage your risk.

General Counsel Services

Life as a General Counsel can be tough – balancing dealing with a wide range of proactive and reactive legal issues and risk management on behalf of your organisation, while also dealing with the operational side of the role such as running a team, supplier management, systems, processes and technology.

Our General Counsel services model takes a unique approach to working with you and helping you to address these challenges.

Our people

Our experienced lawyers are key to driving the momentum of transactions, creating value and generating fee efficiencies.

Client guides

Joint ventures: what are the key considerations when entering into a JV?

It is common to enter into a JV as a way to share risk, partner with particular skills, raise finance and enter into new markets. But what do you need to consider at the outset?

Joint Ventures: Which structure should you choose?

There are three common legal structures in England and Wales, but which one is the right fit for you?

Joint Ventures: What are the key governance issues?

Although JVs are largely built on trust, it is essential to establish a clear framework of governance when establishing an agreement. Find out more about what to consider.

Joint Ventures: Finding a way forward in deadlock situations and disputes

There are a variety of financial, reputational and other factors which need to be agreed on at the outset to ensure that a way forward can be found in deadlock situations and disputes.

Joint ventures: what to consider in a transfer?

When setting up a JV it is important to be aware that a party may at some point wish to transfer their involvement. Therefore, it is important to prepare for this at the outset.

Navigating the private investment funds roadmap

It can feel overwhelming navigating the private investment funds universe. Use this guidance as a starting point and find answers to some key questions around starting a fund.