Our business services lawyers help our clients determine and establish the most appropriate legal status and business structures for their ventures and activities. We work with organisations of all types and sizes, at different stages in their life cycles, advising on their varying challenges.
With an understanding of commercial goals and stakeholder needs we also advise on the implications and obligations of the different vehicles. These might include:
- Limited and unlimited companies
- Shareholders’ agreements
- Partnership and limited liability partnerships
- Joint ventures
- Mutual societies and co-operatives
We then deal with the formalities, advise on the processes and do all that is necessary to ensure compliance with relevant legislation. We deliver advice to ensure a well implemented corporate governance strategy and company administration regime.
Through life cycle…
We share our extensive experience in ensuring that all compliance requirements are fulfilled. Working in tandem with highly experienced corporate administrators or supporting the Board directly, we can take full control of governance and administration issues.
Our advice ranges from administering routine requirements, through settling disputes and ensuring that complex plans are created and administered correctly. We help clients to keep abreast, achieve compliance and take advantage of recent legal developments and changes in best practice. Our involvement might include:
- Meetings, AGMs and terms of reference
- Governance, anti-trust and Bribery Act 2010
- Share capital and shareholder issues
- Employment issues
- Dispute resolution
We advise clients from owner-managed and family-run companies to large and complex multi-million pound turnover groups. And when the time comes to expand or dispose of the business, our corporate team is there to assist.
- Acting for Nuffield College Oxford, our corporate lawyers advised on the formation of a joint venture with Oxford City Council with the purpose of redeveloping land to the West of Oxford. The subject matter meant close communication with our real estate lawyers: Paddy Gregan, Amy Oakley were all involved.
We’re immensely proud of our client relationships. We strive to be a welcome and constant companion throughout their journeys.
Many of our clients have been with us for a long time: some since the firm began. We help them navigate matters to achieve the right outcome and we stay with them until everything has been resolved. By securing and protecting our clients’ interests, we give them the confidence and freedom to focus on their core business.
Our clients operate in different industries and sectors, but most of them have serious real estate interests, whether in the form of property in the traditional sense or other types of physical infrastructure.