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corporate & commercial


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.

 

recent experience

what our clients say....

what the directories say...



The firm stands out in the market for being successful in working on high-value, complex deals.

Chambers 2021


"Browne Jacobson is one of the biggest names in the East Midlands," says a source, noting that "there is a lot of depth and breadth with the attorneys."

Chambers 2021


Excellent team with very capable lawyers who go the extra mile to make sure you are getting the help that you need.

Legal 500 2021


Excellent grasp of the commercial issues resulting in clear and strong advice.

Legal 500 2021


Clients say: "They are a very commercial team that are always available and working hard."

One impressed source reveals: "They are a positive influence on proceedings and I would recommend them to others looking for potential advice."

A client comments: "Everyone is professional, helpful and organised. I have full confidence in them."

Chambers 2020


Sources say that they are "competitive on value for money and provide prompt service that meets timescales."

Chambers 2019


Browne Jacobson LLP 'has good industry knowledge and excellent experience and knowledge of clients’ businesses – the advice is always set out in ways that non-lawyer clients can understand’. 

Legal 500 2018


'I would say they lead the pack in the East Midlands in terms of reputation and quality of work,' notes a source.

Chamber 2018

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