Commercial, Effective, Pragmatic

Richard Biggs, Specialist Commercial Lawyer

Corporate Commercial Legal Services

Specialists in Mergers and Acquisitions

Buying or selling a business is a stressful time for all parties involved. We can advise and support you in acquisitions or disposals, by way of shares or assets. Our experience includes management buy-out and management buy-in. We can deal with negotiating Subscription and Investment Agreements, finance arrangements with banks and private equity funders and the complexities of the security documentation.

Restructuring and Reorganisation Experts

Companies can restructure for a number of reasons including moving critical assets to a holding company, upon a third party investment or as part of an exit plan. Having a specialist legal advisor by your side is a great way of helping to protect your interests.

Shareholder Arrangements

It is important for owners of companies, whether upon a merger or a start up, to understand their respective rights and obligations. These can be set out in Shareholders’ Agreement which is a private document and the Articles of Association of the company which details how it is to be operated. This is a publicly available document and an essential tool in the armoury of a well-managed business.

 

Employment Incentives

There are a number of ways of incentivising senior staff other than simply by salary or bonuses. Share packages, if properly constructed, can be very tax efficient. These include Enterprise Management Incentive Options and employee share status arrangements.

Governance
It is critical these days for directors to be fully aware of their duties and responsibilities. We can advise you about this and provide assistance if your company is undergoing difficult times. We also incorporate companies and limited liability partnerships.

Business Arrangements

Advice is available in relation to all major types of agreement including franchise, distribution, agency, terms and conditions, intellectual property licences and other commercial agreements.

Meet Some of our Corporate Commercial Team

Ian Pearson

Employment Solicitor

Ian started his legal career at British Petroleum before qualifying at Nabarro Nathanson (now Nabarros) and then working for Linklaters, the UK’s number two lawyers. After some 20 years in London, Ian moved down to the West Country to pursue a number of interests, both legal and otherwise. Ian specialises in UK employment law and acts on behalf of both employers and employees in all areas of contentious, non-contentious and company commercial law.

Ian is a company director of two small companies, a private landlord and when not practising law runs Somerset’s smallest commercial microbrewery. “Thank you for your patience and I am more than pleased with the outcome. I am not sure that I will ever again need the services of an employment law specialist but I would be happy to recommend you to anyone with a problem.” AB Ilminster

Call Ian on 01823 462500
Or email here >>

Morgan Morgan

Commercial Lawyer

As a specialist corporate solicitor I have wide ranging experience advising businesses on company and commercial law. My practice includes advising on acquisitions and disposals, capital raising, commercial contracts, partnership matters, outsourcing, shareholder & joint ventures agreements and general company law matters.

Call Morgan on 07971 886130
Or email here >>

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