We have seen a very active M&A market in the last 12 months. There is increasingly more common ground in much of the legal documentation, with the focus being on the terms that matter the most to buyers and sellers, particularly terms that go to risk apportionment and price adjustment. We continue to see an increase in the use of warranty & indemnity insurance in the UK and internationally.

For this report we spoke in depth with our London Corporate Team to assess the key trends and legal issues the group are seeing on both acquisitions and disposals. Where necessary, to provide a wider picture we have referenced a larger report, 'A smarter way to get deals done – International survey' produced by Grant Thornton UK LLP.

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