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The regulatory and funding landscape for private and public businesses continues to evolve. We appreciate the need for managers to focus on preserving and developing their business and for funders to support and facilitate growth. We provide a straightforward approach to our corporate finance and commercial advice which puts your business needs first.


We assist with securing funding for your venture, shaping the structure of your business, guiding you through the minefield of legal compliance and dealing with any corporate transactions along the way.

Our experts are business people as well as lawyers; engaging with and understanding your pressures. We provide pragmatic and relevant advice to help protect and grow our clients.

what we do...

  • Specialist legal services - corporate finance, public takeovers, private equity, growth capital, venture capital, corporate governance, commercial contracts and disputes, property, employment, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, franchising, competition, business and debt recovery, outsourcing and procurement, regulatory, tax, share schemes, data protection, licensing, contentious and non-contentious intellectual property, information technology, construction, health and safety, pensions.
  • Clients - range from a wide range of sector, including blue chip multi-nationals, central government, local authorities, charities, health trusts, owner managed businesses and small and medium sized enterprises, retailers, brand owners.
  • Experienced team - our large and experienced team provides pragmatic advice to ensure your deals are successfully completed and commercial value-adding solutions are delivered.
  • Risks and opportunities - we deal with a broad range of non-transactional work, can help you develop strong routes to your markets whilst protecting your business from potential risks and exploiting your commercial opportunities.

How to navigate Brexit - think like a startup

With Brexit continuing to hit the headlines, we speak with Jon Snade and Nicole Sykes, Head of EU negotiations at the CBI, for an insight into the short and long term consequences of a no-deal Brexit on the UK’s technology sector, business and economy. 

Watch this three minute video to hear what early stage and high growth tech businesses based in London are saying about Brexit uncertainty.

 

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An introduction to EMI share options

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An introduction to EIS and SEIS tax efficient investing

Where a start-up or SME company is looking for external investment, and one or more individuals are looking for investment opportunities which can provide significant tax advantages, it is well worth considering the Enterprise Investment Scheme (“EIS”) or the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (“SEIS”).

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Last month we reported that the House of Lords and House of Commons Joint Committee report on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill had been published.

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