Corporate & Commercial

Our Corporate and Commercial Team is headed by partner Colin Rodrigues.

We offer the full range of corporate services including:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Disposals
  • MBOs and MBIs
  • Commercial Contracts

In order to provide strong expertise across all aspects of transactional work, the corporate department works closely with our employment and commercial property departments. We also have strong, well-established links with major banks, accountants and corporate finance advisers. We consider this to be an essential ingredient in providing our clients with an all-round service.

Mergers & Acquisitions and Business Disposals

Our team has many years of experience in buying and selling businesses, and always seeks to provide a practical and highly commercial approach to the deal in hand. Above all else, our excellence lies in our ability to successfully negotiate complex provisions of the sale and purchase agreement, always with the best interests of our clients at the forefront of what we do.

Our employment specialists work closely with the corporate team to take care of all employment aspects of a transaction. This often includes consideration of TUPE, advice on terminations/dismissals and the preparation of appropriate service agreements for the period after the completion of a business sale or acquisition.

MBOs and MBIs

We are well placed to meet the challenges of complex management buy-outs and buy-ins, having handled a wide range of such deals over the years.

We are familiar with the issues which arise both during and after these deals, in what can often be a challenging time for management teams. We continue to advise and assist during the post completion ‘bedding in’ period to ensure a smooth transition for the good of the business as a whole.

Commercial Contracts

We pride ourselves on offering a wide range of commercial contracts which cater for our clients’ needs at any particular time. Our close attention to detail, and our efforts to understand the inner workings of our clients’ businesses, helps to ensure the most appropriate contract is put in place. Our commercial contracts are always tailored to our clients’ specific requirements.

We believe that appropriately drafted contracts are an essential risk management tool for the prudent client. By acting proactively to ensure such contracts are put in place, we aim to ensure our clients avoid unnecessary, and often costly, litigation in the future.

Our full contract service includes:

  • Consultants
  • Franchises
  • Guarantees
  • Intellectual Property
  • Joint Ventures
  • Mortgage securitisation for banks and other financial bodies
  • Agency and distribution.
  • Partnerships
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Terms of Business
  • Technology/IT
Business Servvices

Chambers & Partners have said that the firm has a "broad corporate offering accross all industry sectors with a bias to the local manufacturing sector".

The Legal 500 have said that the firm “is a progressive, hardworking firm that always aims to achieve the best outcome for its clients” and Colin Rodrigues “is particularly good at finding the middle ground during negotiations”.