We prefer a structured approach to advising clients and consequently we recommend that you start to plan and involve us at an early stage.
We pride ourselves on being practical, efficient, and cost effective. We regularly receive strong praise from our clients for our legal advice and the way in which we manage a transaction. Our highly experienced team of corporate solicitors were trained and worked in the City of London and have experience of all types of transactions from the small and straightforward to the most complex.
We provide a comprehensive range of corporate legal services to a diverse client base. The range of services we provide includes:
Acquisitions and disposals
Clients often highlight to us that buying or selling their businesses can be a really stressful time. Negotiations can move rapidly and be hard pressed, potentially impacting everyone in the business. As well as our legal role, we consider it vital to bring focused advice and support to bear on the agreements, helping to highlight alternatives and their implications.
Our role is to guide you through the acquisition or disposal process, giving clear guidance at each stage of the process and explaining the potential liability you might be accepting in each document.
We can deal on your behalf with negotiations for the terms of sale or purchase, taking into account the advice from your tax advisers. We have great experience in working alongside and across the table from both local and city firms to obtain the best deals for our clients. We will also help you steer a path through the complexities of warranties and terms of sale or purchase.
We will work closely with your funders and arrange for appropriate charges to be agreed to secure any borrowing being used for the transaction. Our expert lawyers have experience in dealing with charges, guarantees, omnibus guarantees within company groups and mortgages over properties.
In the life cycle of any developing business there will be times when a material restructuring is necessary either for tax reasons or to expand. It could be acquiring a new business or company or streamlining or rationalising operations by the sale of part of the business or a subsidiary.
Our team of specialist corporate lawyers can assist at all stages of a business restructure. From initial considerations and planning, we will work closely with your financial and accountancy advisers to draw together a plan for restructuring which meets your requirements. We feel it needs to be as straightforward and commercially clear as possible. We will also work alongside your bankers to provide arrangements for their funding requirements and the provision of independent advice as required.