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.
Matthew Rowbotham comments for Essential Retail: Sharing is caring, and a bit daring – should you be preparing?10 March 2017
Matthew Rowbotham, Head of Tax, Reward and Incentives, takes a look at why e-tailers should consider employee ownership.
Lewis Silkin advises Four Communications on its acquisition of Legend Engage09 March 2017
Lewis Silkin is a leading international law firm to creative agencies and has advised Four Communications, the independent integrated agency, on its acquisition of Legend Engage, a data and insights-led agency.
Tech M&A Executive Briefings28 February 2017
This event is aimed at owners and senior executives at technology companies that are interested in learning more about the current Tech M&A space, as well as current trends the M&A process from a legal perspective.
Lewis Silkin advises Blend Media on successful seed funding17 February 2017
Lewis Silkin is advising innovative content start-up Blend Media on its growth strategy, and has helped the company to complete its latest round of funding.
Dating apps get even more interesting17 February 2017
A Scottish court has recently refused to find that a legal partnership existed between two former friends and Mr Elliott in relation to a business arrangement to develop and exploit a couple of online dating apps. The court held that, without a contract, there was no partnership and Mr Elliott was not obliged to share the profits from the venture with the friends.
Estate agent unable to claim his fee on successful property sale17 February 2017
The Court of Appeal has decided that it cannot imply contractual terms where there is no contract in the first place. In this case, it would not imply a term to enable an estate agent to recover his commission on a sale.
Lewis Silkin advises Be Heard Group Plc on its 75% acquisition of Freemavens Limited and £2.1 million cash placing09 February 2017
Lewis Silkin has advised Be Heard Group plc, a digital marketing services group, on its acquisition of 75% of the share capital of Freemavens Limited, a marketing analytics consultancy, and an associated cash placing raising gross proceeds of £2.1 million.
How to read an investment termsheet: Part 2 – The liquidation preference and waterfall02 February 2017
David Willbe has written a piece for Startup Grind.