Investors and entrepreneurs always require flexible and commercial advice, and for some, learning from many different markets and geographies gives them additional advantage and opportunity.
With fast moving growth opportunities harder to find and secure, the challenges of building businesses and investing in them throw out different needs and demands. Many are watching their portfolios and liquidity situations, whilst dealing with family pressures and increased financial demands, as well as the welfare of employees and commercial relationships. This includes the pressures around decisions to make extended family loans or not.
For some business families, the current crisis has raised issues of succession, and the opportunities of transferring assets whilst valuations are low. For others, the situation has meant that the focus is on the future - the plans for the business and the family portfolios and the need for different decision makers. Here, you can put in place a family charter to explain how you wish the family to respond in the future, for example what types of investment and acquisitions you expect them to make, be it philanthropic or purely commercial in their nature; right through to how you wish the family to communicate and behave following any loss of capacity. We can help with all of this.
We are here also to support you with your capital, financing and fund raising plans as well as any recovery issues you might have, like unexpected investment losses, or insurance claims or rare situations like loans against art or other collectable assets – if you have to raise funds against your investments and assets.
Meet the team
Charles Russell Speechlys promotes five to Partner
The promotions are effective 1 May 2021 and are accompanied by one Legal Director and 15 Senior Associate promotions.
Charles Russell Speechlys boosts private wealth offering with the hire of an international tax team
Robert Reymond will be joined at the firm by Leigh Nicoll, Emma Tyrrell and Oliver Cooper.
Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on arrangements for children of international families
Asian Legal Business, Hubbis and eprivateclient report on the firm's expansion in Hong Kong
The firm's Hong Kong office continues to expand with the relocation of Real Estate Partner Simon Green to lead the firm’s focus in Asia.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Fudco Partnership on sale to Exponent-backed Vibrant Foods
Fudco is a family-owned business selling South Asian ethnic foods in UK and Europe.
Electrical safety standards in the private rented sector from 1 April 2021
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector will apply to existing specified tenancies from 1 April 2021.
UK property market continues to thrive
Ray Ng, Robert Avis and Tom Watts write for IFC Review on recent trends in firewall legislation
Ray, Robert and Tom review recent developments in firewall provisions in BVI, Bermuda and Gibraltar.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP continues Hong Kong growth with the relocation of Real Estate Partner
We are delighted to continue the growth of our Hong Kong offering with the relocation of Simon Green to lead the firm’s focus in Asia.
I'm getting married in the morning, ding dong the bells are going to chime...
Co-parenting arrangements - what are they and what are some of the key considerations?
Patrick Gearon FCIArb
Insolvency Legislation in the GCC
The interesting times of the last 14 months were preceded by the interesting times of the financial crisis of 2008/2009.
EWS1 Forms - the latest episode
RICS have now published their highly anticipated guidance on when EWS1 forms will be required.
Guidance where Domestic Abuse alleged
High Court finds former unmarried couple hold weekend home as beneficial joint tenants (despite just one funding the whole £1,550,000 purchase price)
Knight Frank Wealth Report: The Global Perspective on Prime Property & Investment
Knight Frank partners joined Charles Russell Speechlys for a virtual panel-led discussion on the Knight Frank Wealth Report
The rise of cost sanctions in family law proceedings (even against successful parties!)
Sustainable Finance and the end of greenwashing?
Covid throws stark light on need for Lasting Powers of Attorney, as the case of Derek Draper shows
Diversification of landed estates – a trade mark lawyer’s advice...
Mary looks at the diversification of landed estates and offers her expert advice from a trade mark perspective