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.
Establishing a business presence in the UK13 May 2019
If you are a non-UK corporate body and you wish to establish a business presence in the UK, this brief guide covers the main issues you need to consider.
Selling your business13 May 2019
Many business-owners look to sell at some point. The reasons for selling may vary but often it is the opportunity for an owner to capitalise on the years of hard work that have gone into building up his or her business.
Penalty appeal kicked into touch - Nosworthy v Instinctif Partners Ltd24 April 2019
A court has recently upheld the actions of an employer (IP) which enforced bad leaver provisions contained in its articles of association (Articles). Those provisions required a resigning employee (N) to transfer her shares for minimal consideration and forfeit her loan notes.
Keeping accurate records or disqualification and potential prison time? Surely an easy choice!24 April 2019
Evidently not for some…
Can restrictive covenants survive a TUPE transfer or are they TUPE’doed?24 April 2019
“To be, or not to be: that is the question.” Many will know these to be Hamlet’s words early in the eponymous play. TUPE or not TUPE (with respect to restrictive covenants) is a thought that most buyers of a business have, but often too late in the day. What do these two have in common? Potentially tragic consequences.
Lewis Silkin advises Unlimited Group on their acquisition of Direction Group05 April 2019
Lewis Silkin has advised Unlimited Group on their acquisition of one of the UK’s fastest growing B2B marketing agencies, DirectionGroup
Fergus Payne features for The Law Society Gazette: New model army01 April 2019
Fergus Payne recently attended the latest Gazette roundtable, where mergers, finance, technology and succession planning were high on the agenda and changing law firm business structures were discussed.
Entrepreneurs’ relief: the brave new world13 March 2019
This is an update on the changes to the qualifying criteria for entrepreneurs’ relief introduced in the October 2018 Budget, amended in December and now embodied in statute.