Corporate Legal Services
As a business, being adaptable and resilient is paramount, and having the right legal team at hand can be integral.
Our corporate law expertise
With expert guidance from our market-leading team of corporate lawyers we can help you to successfully achieve your business goals.
We invest time to get to know you and understand how we can best support your business. Whether you are a start-up company backed by investors, entrepreneurs and venture capital, a growth company looking to scale-up and win new investment, or a large multinational with full-service legal requirements, we are here to help you. We create bespoke teams to ensure your needs are met and you are provided with a cost-effective solution.
We provide clarity on the priorities for each individual transaction or project - where law and business are complex, we aim to be clear.
Transactions and project we work with our clients on include:
- Mergers, acquisitions and disposals of companies
- Public takeovers of companies listed on the UK Main Market and AIM
- All types of private equity transactions
- Venture capital and venture debt funding
- Innovative equity and debt financing arrangements
- Fund formation and the regulation of financial institutions
- Establishing LLPs and other forms of partnership
- EU and competition law
- Corporate governance and company secretarial matters
Our International Corporate Teams
Our international Corporate teams can offer you a comprehensive range of legal services. In Paris, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and the Middle East, we work with both public and privately owned companies, private equity houses, entrepreneurs and family offices, as well as their shareholders, executives and management teams.
Our corporate teams deal with the full range of business transactions – structuring, financing, buying, selling, investments, governance, shareholders’ activism and compliance. We regularly advise on domestic and international corporate (re)structurings and (re)financings, (de)mergers and acquisitions (including distressed or insolvent targets), joint ventures, management incentive plans and corporate governance.
Our Paris team's M&A work encompasses French and cross-border acquisitions and divestments, complex reorganisations and restructurings, corporate rescues and distressed transactions.
Our highly experienced Private Equity team has an in-depth knowledge of advising on legal, tax and financing aspects of private equity transactions including MBOs, MBIs, secondary buy-outs and exits. Their experience includes advising French and international investment funds on the acquisition and disposal of their investments as well as management teams, on both legal and tax aspects, in such transactions.
Other areas on which we advise include:
- corporate governance, commercial contracts
- legal, tax structuring and due diligence advice in relation to the acquisition of companies and assets (including real estate)
- contentious issues arising out of commercial contracts, licensing agreements, competition issues, and
- the establishment and tax structuring of entities including private equity, venture capital and real estate funds.
Our corporate services
Whether you are an issuer, investment bank or investor, an AIM or main market listed company, our team can support you and work seamlessly with other advisers.
We will tailor our dedicated company secretarial service to your requirements.
Corporate Restructuring & Recovery
We offer pragmatic and commercially driven solutions to the legal problems you face, both domestically and internationally.
EU & Competition
We will work with you to ensure that your company is fully compliant and avoids sanction.
If you're Head Office, a General Counsel or a Company Secretary, we will support your team in dealing with governance issues.
LLPs & Partnerships
Whether you are a business owner, management team, investor, partner or corporate member we can advise you on all LLP agreements and structures.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Our team can assist you with the full range of transactions from UK and cross-border acquisitions and divestments.
Private Equity & Venture Capital
Whatever stage of the corporate growth journey, we can support you on all aspects of private equity transactions.