Whether you are a start-up setting out and looking to expand, an ambitious growth business preparing to float, or a multinational enterprise undertaking major acquisitions, complex corporate law issues span the entire lifecycle of any business.
Such challenges as selling your lifetime business, negotiating your next round of investment, or your shareholder rights or your next key acquisition, structuring your employee incentives, understanding governance issues and a raft of regulations and guidance are both commonplace and increasingly intricate. Each requires different skills and specific expertise from a range of legal practice areas, including tax, as well as real insight into nuances of the industry in question. We bring all of this together in one holistic, specialist team.
Unlike many corporate advisers, we are by no means purely transaction-focussed although it’s a large part of what we do. We often play a far more strategic role for our clients, driven by lasting business relationships and a partner-led, personalised service.
Mergers & Acquisitions: your guide to buying and selling a business29 June 2017
Having a solid understanding of the mergers and acquisition process is important in today’s economic environment. There are many considerations before embarking on buying or selling a business and with change in the market happening at an unprecedented rate, being prepared is essential.
Lewis Silkin delighted to be associated with long standing client Sager House (Almeida) Limited20 June 2017
Lewis Silkin is delighted to be associated with long standing client Sager House (Almeida) Limited (a joint venture between the Sager Group of companies and US investment fund Cain Hoy) in providing legal services for the delivery of a major mixed use development of the former North London Post Sorting Office off Upper Street, Islington.
What is an independent witness?16 June 2017
If we send you a document to sign and say that you need to have someone, who is independent, “witness” your signature, there’ll be space under the section for your signature for the witness to sign and insert their contact details.
Beware of handing matters over to the court’s discretion16 June 2017
How often in negotiations do parties “duck” issues deemed “too difficult” and try to cope with them by adopting “reasonable” (or other) “endeavours” obligations?
Paying different dividends to different share classes: as easy as A, B, C?16 June 2017
Giving a company the ability to pay different rates of dividend to different shareholders can be a useful tool.
Warranty and Indemnity Insurance – the what, why and how of it?13 June 2017
Whilst the use of W&I Insurance in M&A transactions has been available for some time, its use has increased dramatically in the past few years, particularly in the technology, real estate and manufacturing sectors.
Lewis Silkin advises Golazo Sports Marketing on their joint venture with The Great Run19 May 2017
Lewis Silkin, one of the UK’s leading sports practices, has advised Golazo Sports Marketing in relation to their collaboration and joint venture with The Great Run Company, founded by Olympian and world record breaker Brendan Foster.
Partenariat: pourquoi adapter les statuts et le pacte d’actionnaires?10 May 2017
Si vous constituez une société avec votre partenaire d'affaires, vous pourriez être tenté de vous fonder uniquement sur les statuts légaux applicables par défaut à une « Private Company Limited by shares » (le modèle) pour régir les procédures internes de la société, et votre relation contractuelle d’entreprise.