Whether you are a start-up setting out and looking to expand, an ambitious growth business preparing to float, or a multinational enterprise undertaking major acquisitions, complex corporate law issues span the entire lifecycle of any business.
Such challenges as selling your lifetime business, negotiating your next round of investment, or your shareholder rights or your next key acquisition, structuring your employee incentives, understanding governance issues and a raft of regulations and guidance are both commonplace and increasingly intricate. Each requires different skills and specific expertise from a range of legal practice areas, including tax, as well as real insight into nuances of the industry in question. We bring all of this together in one holistic, specialist team.
Unlike many corporate advisers, we are by no means purely transaction-focussed although it’s a large part of what we do. We often play a far more strategic role for our clients, driven by lasting business relationships and a partner-led, personalised service.
How to read an investment termsheet: Part 3 - the Pro Rata and the Ratchet17 July 2017
David Willbe has written a piece for Startup Grind.
Company’s register of people with significant control (PSCs)12 July 2017
Most UK companies and LLPs are required to find out and record details of the individuals or legal entities that have significant beneficial ownership or control over them. The information must be recorded in the company’s register of people with significant control (PSC register) as part of its statutory books.
People with Significant Control - AIM Companies brought within the PSC regime12 July 2017
UK companies listed on AIM were previously exempt from the obligation to keep a register of people with significant control (PSCs), but recent changes mean they will have to have a register from 24 July 2017 onwards.
David Willbe discusses startup basics in setting up your business with Collider05 July 2017
Corporate Finance Partner, David Willbe, discusses the legal minefield of setting up a startup, from incorporating a business to options and shares, and gives his best practice advise on setting up a new business in Collider’s latest podcast.
Mergers & Acquisitions: your guide to buying and selling a business29 June 2017
Having a solid understanding of the mergers and acquisition process is important in today’s economic environment. There are many considerations before embarking on buying or selling a business and with change in the market happening at an unprecedented rate, being prepared is essential.
People with Significant Control - changes in force from Monday 26 June 201729 June 2017
With very little advance notice as to the detail, notable changes regarding the disclosure regime for people with significant control (PSCs) of UK companies and LLPs came into force on Monday 26 June 2017.
Lewis Silkin delighted to be associated with long standing client Sager House (Almeida) Limited20 June 2017
Lewis Silkin is delighted to be associated with long standing client Sager House (Almeida) Limited (a joint venture between the Sager Group of companies and US investment fund Cain Hoy) in providing legal services for the delivery of a major mixed use development of the former North London Post Sorting Office off Upper Street, Islington.
What is an independent witness?16 June 2017
If we send you a document to sign and say that you need to have someone, who is independent, “witness” your signature, there’ll be space under the section for your signature for the witness to sign and insert their contact details.