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Corporate transactions are often complex and involve multiple-stakeholders. We provide quick, responsive advice which enables buyers to achieve their growth or divestment plans, sellers to maximise value and corporates to achieve restructurings on a timely basis. Our clients need corporate transactions to be delivered efficiently with minimal distraction to their business. Our corporate team of over 20 corporate lawyers is supported by over 400 lawyers across our business, including specialists in banking, commercial, intellectual property, competition, employment, litigation, tax and property.

We deliver corporate transactions across the whole range of corporate services for domestic and international clients, from major strategic transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, private equity and development capital investments, joint ventures and restructurings to regulated corporate work such as public company fundraising, funds formation and cross border restructuring.

We know that no two transactions and no two clients are the same. By combining specialist corporate advice, sector experience and secondment experience, we make life easier for our clients during and after their transaction – delivering exceptional client service, every time.


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what we do...

  • Our clients - We act for UK and international corporates of all sizes from high growth companies to FTSE 100 companies to institutional investors as well as advising entrepreneurs and management teams. Our strong public sector offering means that we are also one of the UK’s leading advisors to local and central government bodies.

  • Restructuring – As businesses grow, their corporate structures can become complex and inefficient. We help our clients mitigate risk, reduce their costs and generate efficiencies by rationalising their group structures. We advise on debt and equity restructuring as well as procedures to eliminate UK companies, re-domicile companies and rationalise European group structures (including mergers under The Companies (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2007).

  • Private equity and development capital – We have a wealth of private equity experience, acting for both investors and management teams.  The team has most recently acted for Business Growth Fund, Foresight, Maven and LDC as well as management teams at Joules and Paperchase.  We understand the issues faced by both management and the institutional investors.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions - We advise on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, successfully acting for sellers, acquirers and management teams. The team has acted for Morrisons, the Itochu Corporation, Source BioScience and Loomis amongst others. We build successful long term relationships with our clients, structuring the way we deliver our services to meet their needs.

  • Specialist team - over 20 specialist corporate lawyers supported by 400 lawyers in specialist areas across our business - in 2015 we completed more than 100 deals with a combined worth in excess of £1 billion across a wide range of business sectors.

  • International - We advise on international mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, banking transactions and restructurings, successfully acting for all sides, from sellers, acquirers and management teams to debt providers. Over 30% of our transactions this year have been international.

news

21 February 2020

Browne Jacobson advises LivingLens on $26million buy-out: acquisition demonstrates continued strength of North West tech sector

Browne Jacobson’s Manchester based corporate team has advised Liverpool-based video feedback platform LivingLens on its $26million sale to NYSE-listed buyer, Medallia.

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6 November 2019

Browne Jacobson advises Clydesdale Bank Plc on MBO of PE Systems

National law firm Browne Jacobson has acted as legal advisers to Clydesdale Bank Plc on the management buy-out (MBO) of Wigan based company PE Systems.

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Recent changes to HMRC's policy on VAT and contract termination payments

On 2 September HMRC announced a change in its policy on the VAT treatment of compensation and damages payments in the context of early contract termination.

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Demystifying the indemnity

We know that one of the most difficult and troublesome areas of contracts to navigate are indemnities and how they interplay with warranties and liabilities. This note is not intended to be chapter and verse. It is intended as a guide to help those working in-house to identify ‘red flags’ in contracts presented to them for review.

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In-House Lawyers - 9th June 2020

On demand webinar, focusing on practical solutions to utilise from home in agreements and dealings with business contract law, employment and covid-19.

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Legal updates

Update: AGMs and COVID-19 – Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill Published

On 28 March 2020, the Government issued a press release stating that it would legislate to seek to ease difficulties in meeting statutory obligations for companies to hold AGMs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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