Commercial Law

As specialist commercial lawyers we are able to assist on a full range of commercial matters for growing businesses covering:

  • Terms and conditions of business with clients.
  • Terms of business with suppliers.
  • Drafting and negotiating of agency, distribution and franchising agreements.
  • Trademark searches and trademark registration.
  • All other aspects of the intellectual property including copyright, patent and intellectual property assignments.
  • Bank financing including giving of independent legal advice on loans and personal guarantees.

We also advise on all aspects of partnerships and joint ventures including:

  • Whether a partnership or limited liability partnership is appropriate.
  • Formation of partnerships and limited liability partnerships.
  • Resolution of partnership disputes.
  • Partnership exits and restructurings.
  • Preparation of joint venture agreements either for deadlocked companies or where minority interests are held.

Finally, we have a vast amount of experience of the sale and purchase of businesses whether this takes the form of an asset or share sale and whether we are acting for a purchaser or seller:

We deal with the following:

  • Preparing companies for sale including undertaking due diligence work and legal auditing.
  • Preliminary steps including structuring issues, heads of terms and exclusivity and confidentiality agreements.
  • Business and share sales and purchase, both international and domestic for private or public companies.
  • MBOs and MBIs.