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Corporate Law

VENTURE CAPITAL

Venture Capital Teams advise on venture capital funds, assisting corporate investors and venture backed businesses on all aspects of financing strategy, fundraising and investment.

MERGERS & AQUISITIONS

We can assist in the implementation of corporate reorganisations in many forms, helping clients to achieve a wide range of objectives including streamlining their business, preparing for sale, succession planning, providing an exit strategy for shareholders or for tax & financial purposes. We will work closely with your management team and other advisers to develop a pragmatic commercial solution whilst aiming to avoid disruption to the business during the process.

PRIVATE EQUITY

We can provide advisory on private equity to sponsors, lenders, management teams and private equity backed businesses across a range of industries.

EQUITY CAPITAL MARKETS

We can provide advisory to listed companies, sponsors, nomads, and brokers on a wide range of matters such as IPOs, takeovers, secondary issues and mergers and acquisitions, as well as providing advice on regulatory and compliance issues including under the AIM Rules and UK Takeover Code.

CORPORATE TAX

We provide a comprehensive service to clients under an increasingly complex taxation system. With significant experience on a wide variety of taxation issues affecting businesses and their owners including

Reorganisations and demergers

· Succession planning

· Tax structuring and planning

· Mergers, acquisitions and business sales

· Real estate transactions and structuring

· Cross border transactions and advice

· Debt financing

· Venture capital reliefs (EIS, SEIS, VCT)

· HMRC enquiries

· VAT and stamp taxes (stamp duty, SDLT, LTT)

· Employment taxes

· HMRC Approved and bespoke unapproved share schemes

JOINT VENTURE

We can assist you in delivering your joint venture and the skills you need to manage the process and get the right result.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

We can provide advisory for your directors and stakeholders on all aspects of your legal and compliance obligations. We also have experience in advising listed companies on their additional regulatory landscape.

TAX STRATEGY & COMPANY REORGANISATIONS

In providing innovative commercial approaches and creating simple tax-efficient solutions to maximise your corporate potential, we can provide advice on how best to:

  • create corporate groups;
  • break up corporate groups; and
  • find solutions to help:

– shareholders who are in dispute and want to part and go their separate ways; or

– families who want to pass their businesses on to the next generation.

In providing a full service, we can:

  • advise on all the tax aspects (including corporate and personal tax) that need to be considered
  • advise on how best to structure each transaction from a commercial and tax perspective
  • assist in applying for all relevant tax clearances from HMRC and registrations to reduce the risk of future disputes with HMRC
  • implement and deal with all the legal documents required to put the strategy or the reorganisation into effect
  • file all documents with Companies House that require filing

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