Specialist business lawyers in London
Our approach is fundamentally business as well as legally oriented, focused on assisting clients objectives to grow, exploit opportunities and mitigate legal and business risk. We understand that there often needs to be a balance between covering every conceivable risk and angle and ensuring that costs are proportionate to the client and business and that timing is also important.
The team of business lawyers is led by David Swede who has over 40 years experience as a solicitor, including time spent as Managing Partner of one of the biggest West End practices and also considerable experience in business himself.
You will also find the rest of the team of high calibre and with a similar approach – teamwork (both with you and with each other), results, practicality and value for money are at the forefront of everything we offer.
Commercial law areas we commonly advise on
We advise on a diverse range of business and commercial law issues including:
- starting a business
- business contracts
- directors duties
- intellectual property rights
- confidentiality agreements
- shareholders agreements
- buying or selling a business or assets
- employment advice for employers
- dispute resolution
Transactions, situations and advice areas where our business lawyers regularly provide corporate law advice include :-
- M & A and MBO transactions
- All aspects of private equity and investment
- Corporate governance and liability – including regulatory advice and advice on issues such as the Bribery Act, whistleblowing and Data Protection law.
- Group company structures including holding companies and inter-company issues such as loans.
- Advice on shareholder’s rights
- Director’s duties
- Insolvency, administration, receivership, closing a limited company and liquidation
- disputes arising from the way in which a company is being run – whether dissatisfaction with directors or disputes between shareholders
- Legal aspects of company formation or restructuring
- Legal Advice on director and shareholder exits including terms of exit.
- Providing independent legal advice to individual directors on duties and liabilities on exit and insolvency matters.
- Board minutes, resolutions and Companies House filings
- Corporate finance legal advice.
- Preference shares and other types different types of shares with associated extra rights or powers.
- Advice on directors loans
- Debt financing legal advice
- Advice on company share buybacks
“Like having a West End firm locally”
The above statement comes from a recent commercial client and sums up how clients tend to perceive our business lawyers and the benefits of instructing us.
Based in North London we also have a Central London office for your convenience. The client base who instruct our commercial solicitors comes not only from throughout London, but also many businesses throughout the UK and internationally.