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Corporate

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.

You can view our latest 2 Corporate blog posts below and our full blog here.


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Lewis Silkin has advised Sarah Raven’s Kitchen & Garden Limited on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Rookery Farm Packing Limited

03 August 2022

Lewis Silkin has advised its client, Sarah Raven’s Kitchen & Garden, on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Rookery Farm Packing Limited, the plant nursery and order fulfilment service provider with which it has worked for thirteen years. The directors of Rookery Farm, David & Elaine Robinson, are staying on to manage the operation which employs some 50 permanent staff.

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Lewis Silkin has advised ustwo in its transition to an EOT. As of April 2022, founders Mills and Sinx, and shareholder Marcus Woxneryd reduced their equity in ustwo studios and transferred the majority ownership of the business to all current and future employees.

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Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group’s subsidiary, Agent3, on the acquisition of I T Telemarketing Services Limited

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Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen’s subsidiary, Agent3, on its acquisition of the entire issued share capital of I T Telemarketing Services Limited (“ITTS”).

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Lewis Silkin has advised Next Fifteen Communications Group Plc’s Brandwidth Marketing on the acquisition of Cubaka Limited

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Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client, Next Fifteen Communications Group plc, the digital communications and growth consultancy group, on the acquisition of Cubaka Limited, an award-winning social media agency.

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Lewis Silkin has advised the shareholders of PR agency Cirkle on its acquisition by Huntsworth

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Lewis Silkin has advised its long standing client, Cirkle and the shareholders of Cirkle, an Employee Ownership Trust and Founder Caroline Kinsey on its acquisition by Huntsworth, the international healthcare and communications group. Cirkle, which serves clients such as AkzoNobel, Pepsico, Dreams, Dyson and GSK with consumer, corporate and B2Bcommunications was recently awarded PRCA’s Medium Consultancy of the Year.

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