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Based in the heart of Mayfair with a global reach, we provide comprehensive advice to affluent clients from around the world, including asset managers, brokers, financial institutions, individuals, joint ventures, large private companies, lenders, partnerships, private equity houses, and small and medium businesses.
Please explore our areas of law for more information on our services.
Clear, Practical Advice
We determine our client’s objectives during the initial meeting, and always work towards our client’s timetable. We enjoy working with our clients and strive to build a lasting relationship, by providing clear, practical advice, across a range of matters such as capital markets, joint ventures, corporate company governance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring & insolvency, private equity and corporation tax.
If you would like to hear more about our commercial law services, please consider getting in touch with us and one of our expert solicitors will be happy to assist you.
Areas Of Law
Capital markets law deals with the legal and regulatory aspects of securities offerings and trading in capital markets.
Capital markets are financial markets where companies and governments raise long-term funds by issuing stocks, bonds and other financial instruments to investors.
Capital markets law covers a range of legal issues, including securities regulation, corporate governance, stock exchange rules, disclosure requirements and compliance with securities laws.
The goal of capital markets law is to ensure that investors have access to accurate and timely information, and that securities markets are fair, transparent, and efficient.
- IPO (Initial Public Offering)
- AIM and Official List
- Director and shareholders meetings
- Listed companies transactions
- Main market initial public offerings (IPO)
- Private placements
- Secondary offerings
- Share buybacks
- Tender offers
Corporate governance law deals with the legal and regulatory aspects of how corporations are structured, managed and operated.
The goal of corporate governance law is to ensure that corporations are managed in the best interests of their shareholders and stakeholders, and that they operate in a manner that is consistent with legal and ethical standards.
Corporate governance sets out the framework of rules, practices, and processes.
Corporate governance law covers a range of legal issues, including board of directors’ responsibilities, shareholder rights, executive compensation, regulatory compliance, and ethics and integrity.
- Articles of Association
- Board procedures and policies
- Company legislation & drafting of ancillary documents
- Company incorporation
- Compliance advice
- Corporate structure advice, conversions and restructurings
- Directors liabilities, duties and powers
- Governance structures
- Operational support for limited companies, limited liability partnerships, partnerships
Corporate restructuring and insolvency law deals with the legal and regulatory aspects of financial distress, corporate reorganisation and insolvency proceedings.
Corporate restructuring and insolvency law covers a range of legal issues, including debt restructuring, insolvency procedures, liquidation, bankruptcy and creditor rights.
- Business restructuring
- Company voluntary arrangements
- Corporate recovery
- Corporate restructuring and reorganisation
- Exit strategies
- Liquidations (compulsory and voluntary)
- Receiverships (administrative, fixed charge and Law of Property Act receiverships)
- Re-negotiation of contracts and leases
- Stakeholder management
Corporate tax law deals with the legal and regulatory aspects of corporate taxation.
Corporate tax law covers a range of legal issues, including tax planning, compliance with tax laws and regulations, transfer pricing, and tax disputes. The goal of corporate tax law is to provide a framework for managing corporate taxation in a way that is efficient, effective, and compliant with applicable laws and regulations.
- Asset finance and leasing
- Compliance with tax and reporting obligations
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Partnership structuring and transactions
- Private equity structuring
- Project finance
- Structuring of investment transactions
- Tax planning – UK and international
- UK and international commercial tax issues
Corporate joint venture law governs the formation and operation of joint ventures between two or more corporations.
Corporate joint ventures are typically formed to pursue specific business opportunities, such as new product development or market expansion, and allow the participating corporations to share resources, expertise, and risk. Corporate joint venture law covers a range of legal issues, including the terms of the joint venture agreement, ownership structure, intellectual property rights, tax implications, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution mechanisms.
- Drafting, negotiating joint venture agreements (UK and International)
- International mergers of existing businesses
- Joint ventures for entering new markets
- Outsourcing joint ventures
- Project joint ventures
- Shareholders’ agreements
- Strategic alliances and partnerships agreements
- Structuring joint venture agreements (UK and International)
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) law deals with the legal and regulatory aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and other types of corporate transactions.
M&A law covers a range of legal issues, including corporate structuring, financing, due diligence, regulatory compliance and anti-trust considerations.
The goal of M&A law is to provide a framework for managing corporate transactions in a way that is efficient, effective, and compliant with applicable laws and regulations.
- Joint ventures
- Post-merger integration
- Public and private transactions (UK & International)
- Strategic alliances
Private equity law deals with the legal and regulatory aspects of private equity investments, including the structuring, financing and management of private equity funds.
Private equity law covers a range of legal issues, including fund formation and structuring, investment due diligence, regulatory compliance and exit strategies. The goal of private equity law is to provide a framework for managing private equity investments in a way that is efficient, effective, and compliant with applicable laws and regulations.
- Acquisition finance, debt restructuring & refinancing
- Buy outs: Leveraged Buy Outs (LBO), Management Buy Outs (MBO),
- Dividend recapitalisations
- Exit strategies and transactions
- Fund formation
- Institutional purchases
- Portfolio acquisition, management and disposition
- Secondary buy outs
- Shareholders agreements
- Tax structuring
News & Insights
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