Our mergers & acquisitions practice covers buying, selling, starting or investing in a company or a business. We have broad-ranging experience from the acquisition of major strategic assets to the disposal of small businesses and have acted for major companies, high net worth individuals, families and private equity and venture capital houses.
We work with clients to develop appropriate and efficient structures and are adept at project managing deals, working with and coordinating other professional advisers to ensure transactions run smoothly to successful conclusions.
Joint ventures and other partnering arrangements are a vital part of a driven economy. Our specialism in this field allows us to assist clients in identifying and implementing a suitable structure it with the appropriate balance of protections for the partners and flexibility for the business as well as ensuring clearly defined exit arrangements.
Whether it’s restructuring a global bank’s operations in preparation for a dual listing, dividing a business along work or product lines or planning for disposals, we assist clients in ensuring their business is in the most appropriate shape. We help devise appropriate mechanisms working closely with tax advisers and accountants to maximise tax and financial efficiency and deliver a smooth transition avoiding disruption to the business.
As a specialist sector of Mergers & Acquisitions, we understand the drivers of the parties in management buy outs, management buy ins and equity injections, allowing us to structure and implement deals to align the interests of the parties, maximise growth potential and achieve orderly exits.
Correctly structuring a start up and managing its early stages are a key driver to development of new businesses. We work with clients to understand their objectives and build a solid base from which to grow. We understand that businesses in their early stage often don’t have significant resources. Therefore, we are always open to discussing flexible fee arrangements to share in the growth potential of the businesses we advise.
A solid contractual commitment is key to ensuring business relationships run smoothly. We have extensive experience in the drafting of a broad range of commercial arrangements, understanding and implementing the parties’ intentions, drafting in a clear and easily understood manner and ensuring that dispute is avoided.
Executing transactions across borders can be a daunting process. We have a special expertise in executing all types of transactions across two or multiple jurisdictions, acting as project manager to deliver a seamless service to the client. We assist in sourcing appropriate counsel in each relevant jurisdiction and manage their input into the transaction documents, ensuring that the transaction is compliant with local legislation.
The value of instructing a specialist in this area should not be underestimated. We are highly experienced in this complex and nuanced area of law. As seasoned negotiators, we ensure that a lease is drafted or negotiated in a meaningful way, which reflects and protects the client’s commercial needs and business aspirations.
We work closely with clients to understand their aims and objectives and guide them through the process using clear language and commercial thinking.
We are specialists in dealing with complex title and deal structures. Whether it’s a contract for sale subject to a number of conditions precedent, an option agreement with a national housebuilder, the acquisition or disposition of land subject to overage, a forward funding agreement with a pension fund, a pre-letting agreement to a convenience store operator subject to successful site acquisition and development, or a joint venture agreement, we have the experience and know-how to deliver projects timelessly and efficiently.
We work closely with clients throughout the acquisition and development process, and our practical, commercial advice and expertise drives projects forward and ensures optimal outcomes.
We cover the entire residential property development life cycle; site acquisition to plot sale, and everything in between, including infrastructure and planning agreements. We know no two developments are the same and go out of our way to get to know a client, their title and their project.
Whether a landowner, a national house builder, a developer specialising in small high-end developments, or a housing association, we work alongside clients to realise their project efficiently and to achieve maximum value.
Successful site assembly and development structuring are key drivers to the success of any development. We craft the appropriate structure with clients and implement the associated documentation including joint venture arrangements, promotion agreements, development agreements, collateral warranties, easements, covenants and planning agreements. Title, planning, environmental, geographical and other site-specific issues are factored into our site assembly and structuring work.
We work holistically with developers and their professional teams to understand and implement their objectives as an integral part of the team.
Whether it is acquiring security over commercial property, refinancing an existing asset portfolio, or raising funds for a development purchase, we are at the client’s side. We have significant experience in this field, having worked with major banks and smaller commercial lenders, as well as alternate and fintech lenders, across a broad range of sectors.
We always report in a robust but commercially-minded way and understand that financing is often time sensitive and imperative to the success of a project.
The effective management of a commercial property portfolio is the key to growth and added value. We work closely with investors, landlords and tenants to maximise the performance of the underlying property assets. We provide advice and guidance on the latest legal developments, statutory obligations and market trends within the context of estate management and lease drafting.
We have a wealth of experience in dealing with lease renewals, surrenders and variations and are experts in the negotiation of rent review and service charge provisions, as well as the drafting and implementation of options to break.
Our expert team values the trust that clients put in us. Whether the issue is complex or time-sensitive or more straightforward, we take pride in the timely delivery of commercially relevant advice and documentation. We will always communicate with clients in a clear and concise manner and offer a cost-effective and responsive service.