Whether you are a start-up looking to expand, an ambitious growth business preparing to list, 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 rounds 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 form the mainstay of our corporate practice. Each requires different skills and specific expertise from a range of legal practice areas as well as real insight into nuances of the industry in question. We bring all of this together in one team.
Our team is supported by the full range of legal skills. Our engagements commonly involve and require us to work closely with our employment, tax, intellectual property, data and real estate colleagues.
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.
Lewis Silkin advises brand, communications and experience research specialist The Nursery on its conversion to employee ownership19 November 2020
Lewis Silkin advises brand, communications and experience research specialist The Nursery on its conversion to employee ownership
Insolvency issues for directors05 November 2020
All directors owe duties to their companies. However, once a director knows or should know the company is (or is likely to become) insolvent, creditors' interests become paramount. In practical terms, this means that the nature of directors’ duties undergoes a significant shift when insolvency threatens.
Lewis Silkin advises the founders of Public Digital on becoming part of the Kyu Collective13 October 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised the founders of its client, Public Digital, on the sale of a material stake in Public Digital to Kyu.
Trading in turbulent times: has the bar got higher again?12 October 2020
UK businesses are facing a tough month. Uncertainty abounds with localised Covid restrictions on the horizon and a perfect storm is brewing: 29 September was a rent quarter day for many businesses and the furlough scheme is set to be withdrawn at the end of October. With 11% of the British workforce on furlough (according to ONS data), many are staring into the abyss.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on its acquisition of Implementra, trading as Conversion Rate Experts07 October 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised its client Next Fifteen Communications, the digital communications group, on its 100% acquisition of Implementra, trading as Conversion Rate Experts, the world's leading agency for conversion rate optimization.
Serie A looks to private equity to boost revenue – Susie Jarrold writes for leading global sports market intelligence provider, Sportcal30 September 2020
In early September, the 20 Italian Serie A clubs voted in favour of the creation of a new company to manage the league’s media rights, and to consider two private equity bids for a 10 per cent stake. Susie Jarrold discusses what this might mean for Serie A, and the upward trend of private equity investment in sport in general.
Lewis Silkin advises Be Heard management team on terms of the acquisition of Be Heard by MSQ04 September 2020
Lewis Silkin has advised the management team of Be Heard Group on their ongoing terms with MSQ following the acquisition of Be Heard Group by MSQ.