The leading book Sale of Shares and Businesses, written by Keystone Law corporate partner Andrew Stilton, has been updated and revised for a 6th edition by fellow corporate partners Caroline Graham and John McMahon. Published by Sweet & Maxwell, the book is considered a ‘must-have’ for practitioners in the field of mergers and acquisitions.

First published in 2006, this stand-alone guide provides invaluable insight into the complex world of mergers and acquisitions, drawing on Andrew, Caroline and John’s combined experience from careers spanning three decades. They were also joined by other Keystone Law experts in the field of employment law, pensions, data protection and tax.

The work provides comment and an in-depth explanation of the main issues which arise on M&A transactions, however they are structured, along with helpful precedents in both paper and electronic formats.

The latest edition has been fully updated to take into account recent case law and the new National Security and Investment Act 2021 regulations as well as considering the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (particularly on the electronic execution of documents) and Brexit. It also includes:

  • guidance for every sale of a business;
  • guidance on the sale and purchase process from start to finish;
  • help with drawing up agreements for all types of business client to ensure they are in-line with the latest developments in company and commercial law; and
  • discussion on warranties, indemnities and disclosures, from the point of view of both the seller and the buyer, so you can ensure you have made provisions for the possible problems that may arise post-sale.

The book is accompanied with a CD-ROM full of a comprehensive set of the precedents relevant to the sale and purchase of a business.

Caroline Graham commented:

Andrew’s book has long been considered a vital guide for any practising corporate lawyer and I was delighted to be invited to update this book to make it relevant to the many market challenges advisers are now facing. Drawing on the expertise of our other Keystone colleagues has made this a really practical guide as well as showcasing the breadth of experience we have at the firm.”

To purchase the book, please visit the Sweet & Maxwell website.