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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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SPACs post-Hill: a blank cheque to growth?

29 March 2021

Lord Hill published the “UK Listing Review” on 3 March 2021. This proposed 15 recommendations to the UK Listing regime. This article focuses on those which we all hope may result in a greater number of SPAC listings in London.

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Clarifying the boundary of regulated activities: Financial Conduct Authority v 24Hr Trading Academy Ltd

29 March 2021

On 25 March 2021, the High Court delivered summary judgment in FCA v 24Hr Trading Academy Ltd regarding breaches of the general prohibition and restriction on financial promotion by a financial education firm. The FCA sought injunctive relief and restitution.

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Lewis Silkin advises Metapraxis on investment from Avant Corporation

05 March 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised financial software analytics firm Metapraxis on an equity investment and secured convertible loan facility from Avant Corporation.

Budget 2021: Everything and nothing is changing

04 March 2021

One of the final things I did in the office last March before the office practically emptied due to COVID-19 was watch Budget 2020. The intervening year has been simultaneously one of the most eventful and uneventful years in recent times, and this Budget carries a bit of that dual nature.

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Lewis Silkin advises Sideshow Group on its significant investment from Waterland Private Equity

02 March 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised Sideshow Group, the award-winning independent digital agency on its significant investment from Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland”) to support its ambitious growth plans.

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Lewis Silkin advises NYSE listed JBT Corporation on its acquisition of AutoCoding Systems for $17M

02 March 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised JBT Corporation, a NYSE listed global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry, on its acquisition of Autocoding Systems, a leading provider of software solutions for the automated set-up and control of end-of-line packaging devices

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Lewis Silkin advises Splash Worldwide on its acquisition by Jellyfish Group

26 February 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised Splash Worldwide, the creative technology partner to leading brands, on its acquisition by Jellyfish Group, a digital partner to some of the world’s leading brands

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