Corporate and Commercial

Whatever stage your business is in, you need solicitors who understand you, have the right insight into your industry and can get you the result you want.

Navigating a business sale or acquisition, a company re-structure, obtaining significant financing or drafting a bespoke contract for a key client or supplier that has the potential to cause your business to grow exponentially, can be a time consuming and stressful process. 

Our primary purpose is to give you the reassurance, confidence and satisfaction that whatever transaction you are undertaking is being dealt with by experts on your behalf who are committed the achieving the best result for you.  We achieve this by adopting a process whereby you remain fully informed and in control of all decisions as to the direction of the negotiations and the terms ensuring that you have all the information required to make fully informed decisions in guiding the transaction through to a successful conclusion.

The Corporate and Commercial team have a wealth of experience in dealing with both corporate and commercial transactions and matters and offer a service that fits around you, catering to your needs whether you are a direct stakeholder or corporate client.  We will identify and ensure that any risks and pitfalls are minimised and that gains are made and maximised wherever possible.  You will have a direct point of contact at all times who is practical and pragmatic and who gain an in-depth understanding of your business and your objectives allowing us to work alongside you as your trusted business advisor and partner to help you achieve a specific outcome sought by you or more generally your strategic business objectives and goals.

The work undertaken by our Corporate and Commercial team typically includes:


  • Company acquisitions and sales
  • Mergers and Demergers
  • Asset sale and acquisitions
  • Management Buyouts
  • Private equity investment


  • Shareholder exits and share reconstructions 
  • Company buybacks and other company share transactions
  • Share incentive and option schemes
  • Company constitutions (Articles of Association and share rights)
  • Shareholders Agreements


  • Structured loan transactions 
  • Secured and unsecured commercial lending and borrowing
  • Acquisition finance 
  • Lending associated with company sales (typically in Management Buyouts)


  • General commercial agreements
  • Trading agreements (including sales, distribution and agency agreements)
  • Intellectual Property and IT agreements
  • Terms of business
  • Business and Property Joint Venture Agreements 
  • Retained and ad-hoc business advisory services

The Corporate and Commercial team are instructed by clients across a broad range of industry sectors. 

The team has specific expertise in acting for clients in the food and beverage franchising sector, insurance, branding and marketing, digital and tech but the expertise held by the Corporate and Commercial team in acting for clients in specific industry sectors and in transactions or matters set out above is transferable to many different industry sectors.

If you would like to discuss a transaction or potential transaction or matter with our Corporate and Commercial team, please get in touch via the contact details set out below.

Procurement and Customer Engagement

Our Corporate teams work with a variety of businesses including multi-national organisations in the management of both supplier and customer commercial contract estates. Find out more →