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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.

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Insolvency

Insolvency issues for directors

01 June 2021

All directors owe duties to their companies. When a company is solvent, those duties are paramount but once insolvency is pending, directors must act in the creditors best interests. That difference means that the nature of the directors’ duties undergoes a significant shift when insolvency threatens.

Deal; Handshake

Lewis Silkin has advised client Xact Data Discovery (XDD) on the acquisition of Paralaw UK Limited as part its ongoing growth strategy to expand market reach on an international stage

20 May 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised XDD, a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations on the acquisition of Paralaw, a UK-based legal outsourcing company providing managed review staffing, eDiscovery and contracts management services to law firms and corporations.

City buildings

Lewis Silkin has advised Headland, the London-based agency specialising in financial and corporate reputation, public affairs and campaigning, on securing investment from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group

07 May 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised Headland, the London-based agency specialising in financial and corporate reputation, public affairs and campaigning, on securing a minority investment from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group.

London buildings

Lewis Silkin French Desk has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe on the acquisition by Publicis Groupe UK of Taylor Herring, one of the biggest names in the UK PR industry.

26 April 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest communications business which employees 83,000 professionals worldwide, on the acquisition by Publicis Groupe UK of Taylor Herring, one of the biggest names in the UK PR industry.

Deal; Handshake

Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on it’s acquisition of Shopper Media Group Ltd

19 April 2021

Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on it’s acquisition of Shopper Media Group Ltd

Business

Lewis Silkin — Wendy Saunders. Timothy Leeson and Michael Anderson comment for New Law Journal

15 April 2021

Lewis Silkin has announced the hire of Wendy Saunders—a financial services, markets law and regulation expert—as a legal director. Her addition to the team further bolsters the firm’s financial services offering, as well as provides additional expertise for the technology & communications sector.

Employment

Lewis Silkin strengthens financial services offering with specialist hire

13 April 2021

Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the hire of Wendy Saunders – a financial services, markets law and regulation expert – as a Legal Director. Her addition to the team further bolsters the firm’s financial services offering, as well as provides additional expertise for the technology & communications sector.

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