Having the proper corporate & commercial legal services is critical for the success of all businesses – from entrepreneurs to large multinational enterprises. Our Corporate & Commercial Law Practice has the resources and experience to offer a full range of commercial and corporate legal services to clients ranging from established multinational companies to individuals and start-ups operating across a wide spectrum of industries and business sectors. Through our understanding of the commercial, legal and regulatory pressures and sensitivities which impact upon corporate transactions, our team is ideally placed to provide effective advice.
The target of our Corporate & Commercial Law Practice is to support our clients throughout the lifecycle of their commercial transactions and to offer a complete commercial law service covering all aspects of our clients’ commercial needs. We also serve as general counsel for corporations and represent them in all aspects of their corporate life – from the original establishment of the enterprise through all aspects of its evolution and operation.
We provide advice on the full range of customer and supplier agreements, consumer law and credit, standard terms and conditions, sponsorship, franchising, contractual liability, advertising and marketing, trading standards, sales promotion and distributorships. In particular, we advise on a wide variety of commercial agreements – for example, agency and distribution, outsourcing, facilities management, franchising, advertising, sponsorship, marketing, standard terms of business – and all aspects of trading law, including unfair contract terms, consumer law, product liability and trading standards.
We are also involved in all aspects of corporate governance and are active in corporate transactions – mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, as well as change of control transactions. We counsel businesses in connection with their ongoing contractual relationships with domestic and international customers, suppliers, and distributors. Our team has also considerable expertise in dispute resolution proceedings, including arbitration and mediation.
As far as company maintenance is concerned, we provide administrative and company secretarial services designed to remove a company’s worries about its compliance obligations, thereby permitting the management to concentrate on running the company’s business. In particular, and with regard to corporate governance issues, we advise on: annual general meetings including reviewing annual report and accounts; business reviews; directors’ remuneration reports and notices of meetings; directors’ indemnification and directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policies; company formation and administration; corporate social responsibility; auditors’ independence; board structure; responsibilities of non-executive directors; regulations regarding directors’ remuneration.
As a law firm, we draw on the breadth and depth of our specialists to advise companies on the whole range of matters upon which they regularly require advice. These include regulatory, compliance and tax issues, commercial agreements and joint ventures, competition (anti-trust) and intellectual property, corporate employment issues, criminal law issues (white collar). Therefore our team offers specialists who are familiar with the range of issues which can arise in day-to-day commercial dealings and understand the unique legal and business requirements of specific industry sectors. As a result, we provide practical solutions to commercial problems and have an eye for detail whilst not losing sight of the bigger picture.
Specialist commercial law expertise combined with sector-specific experience results in an in-depth understanding of the key business issues which need to be managed from a legal perspective.
Our Corporate & Commercial Law Practice offers legal and strategic advice on a wide range of business transactions and matters, including the following:
- Corporate Litigation & Arbitration
- Due Diligence
- Compliance Standards
- Commercial Contracts
- Business Licences
- Credit Services & Debt Collection
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Take Over Transactions
- Shareholder Litigation
- Transaction Structuring
- Venture Capital
- Corporate Tax
- Insolvency & Financial Restructuring
- Government Contracts
- Corporate Governance
- Company Maintenance & Business Services
- Terms & Business Conditions