Corporate & Commercial Solicitors

Legal advice for all businesses - London & UK

When running a business, sound legal advice is of vital importance should you need help with company commercial law issues that arise. 

Our specialist lawyers can advise on all aspects of law from setting up a new business, to running and growing an established enterprise, both in the UK and abroad. We also offer specialist advice for clients wishing to grow by acquiring other businesses, or looking to sell and exit. 

Our services include:

Our approach is to offer a cost effective and high-quality service to help you achieve the outcomes you need, and our clients have been using our specialist team to support them with a variety of issues. 

If needed, our corporate and commercial lawyers work closely with our other experts, making us an ideal fit for all clients’ needs.

Who can our Corporate and Commercial team help?

Our clients consist of startups, SMEs, family owned businesses and multinational corporates, spanning across multiple sectors and industries, including technology, cyber, finance, leisure, retail, construction and education.

As a result, we can use our substantial experience and industry expertise to advise your business on a range of company law issues.

Our experience

Employee Exit

We advised a senior employee in their exit from their company. The employee was also a major shareholder in the company, and we prepared the paperwork to transfer some of the shares to a new executive shareholder. Furthermore, we successfully negotiated the buyback and cancellation by the company of the balance of the shares. All this was done alongside negotiating and agreeing settlement terms relating to the client’s employment.

Employee Incentives

We have advised on numerous employee incentive arrangements, including a fast growing cyber security business with their growth share and EMI Option scheme to incentivise the key management team.

Group Reorganisation

We advised a growing London-based brand consultancy on its proposed creation of a new holding company of the existing trading company. This coincided with the setting up of a new office in Los Angeles (to be run through a US sister company of the UK trading company). We worked closely with the client’s accountants to manage the initial changes to the existing share structure of the trading company. In addition, this involved implementing a share for share exchange and putting in place new articles of association and a shareholders’ agreement for the new parent company.

Property Joint Ventures

We advised a developer on their joint venture documentation relating to a high value property development on The Strand.

Restructuring and Reorganisation

We advised a family on the division and reorganisation of a property ownership group in the value of in excess of £300m.

Serial Entrepreneurs

We advised a serial entrepreneur on his investment in a fast growing IT managed service business, which included the implementation of employee incentives.

Share Investment

We advised on the terms of investment of a team move to a large insurance broker, acting for the incoming management team. This involved negotiating and agreeing terms relating to the structure of the investment and long-term exit proposals.

Share Sales

We advised the management team of a healthcare solutions provider on their sale and reinvestment with a private equity house.

Contact Us

If you would like to discuss a corporate law matter with a member of a team, please either submit enquiry form or contact one of our specialists directly.

Liz Barton

Liz is a highly experienced lawyer advising companies and individuals on all aspects of corporate law, from advising on company constitutions and corporate governance matters, to group reorganisations and share and business disposals and acquisitions.

  • Partner & Head of Corporate
  • T: +44 (0)20 7778 7238
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Thomas Clark

Thomas is an experienced corporate lawyer who advises clients on matters including business sales and purchases, shareholder agreements and articles of association, reorganisations, preparation for sale, and employee incentives.

  • Partner
  • T: +44 (0)20 7778 7243
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Elena Perri

Elena is an Associate based in the firm’s City office, specialising in corporate and commercial law, advising both businesses and individuals.

  • Associate
  • T: +44 (0)20 7778 7248
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Leah Caprani

Leah is a newly qualified solicitor, specialising in corporate law, assisting with a range of corporate matters including corporate finance, employee incentives, employee ownership trusts and M&A transactions.

  • Solicitor
  • T: +44 (0)20 7778 7228
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