We have a highly regarded corporate and commercial team which provides advice across a wide range of business sectors. Our clients include individuals and SMEs through to major financial institutions and household names such as Ladbrokes, Jewson (part of the Saint-Gobain Group) and Bacardi-Martini.
Through our experience in acting for these clients we know that our team of specialist advisers has the ability to meet your corporate and commercial needs.
We advise on the full remit of legal issues which affect businesses during their lifecycle including in respect of the following practice areas:
- company, limited liability partnership and partnership formations and company secretarial services
- commercial contracts
- corporate governance & regulation
- banking & finance
- corporate transactions
We pride ourselves on having a proactive, responsive and commercial approach backed by a wealth of legal knowledge. Individuals within the team boast complimentary in-house experience in roles such as counsel to a national sub-prime mortgage lender, a listed public company and a multi-national group, director and trustee of an international charity and associate in a corporate finance boutique. Through this experience we better understand the commercial issues that are important to our clients and we strive to deliver legal solutions that meet our clients’ commercial objectives.
We are recommended in Chambers & Partners 2015 (A Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession) as a "strong bench of lawyers with a wealth of corporate finance and commercial experience. Adept in advising on shareholder and investment agreements. Broad additional resources, including a first-rate employment team and experienced litigation and real estate practitioners." Chambers also state that the team is “highly regarded”, “friendly and easy to deal with”, as well as providing “great technical and commercial advice”.
The team is also praised in Legal 500 (2015) as they state "team head Mike Watson attracts considerable praise for his tactical astuteness, calm reassurance and knowledge of what the client wants from a deal. Nick Gent and Paula Eckton provide additional partner-level M&A and commercial contract expertise respectively, also senior associate Lucy Grey is recommended."
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