Whether you are a start-up looking to expand, an ambitious growth business preparing to list, 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 rounds 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 form the mainstay of our corporate practice. Each requires different skills and specific expertise from a range of legal practice areas as well as real insight into nuances of the industry in question. We bring all of this together in one team.
Our team is supported by the full range of legal skills. Our engagements commonly involve and require us to work closely with our employment, tax, intellectual property, data and real estate colleagues.
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.
Lewis Silkin Corporate Review
Introducing our Corporate Review, an opportunity for our clients and our wider network to stay informed on the latest developments in the corporate sector. From navigating the increasingly complex law impacting the industry to the latest Corporate news and trends.
In our latest edition, we share the latest insights from our expert team on:
- UK / US Transactions
- M&A transactions in Advertising and Marketing
- Financial Services and Regulatory
- Tax, Rewards and Incentives
- What will 2023 bring?
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You can view our latest 2 Corporate blog posts below and our full blog here.
- Lewis Silkin has advised Sideshow Group on the acquisition of Nomensa
- Lewis Silkin has advised Next Fifteen Communications Group’s subsidiary, Savanta, on the acquisition of This is Motif Limited
- Lewis Silkin has advised IFF Research on a senior debt plus equity investment from Connection Capital LLP
- Lewis Silkin has advised Havas Group on the acquisition of Vendor Technologies t/a Expert Edge
- Lewis Silkin has advised Wagonex, on its investment from Admiral Pioneer
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Lewis Silkin has advised NME Networks on the sale of Uncut magazine to Kelsey Media26 May 2023
The deal, which includes the brand’s print publications and social and digital assets, completed earlier today. All Uncut’s staff also transferred with the sale.
M&A deal practice in Spain and the UK – key differences to bear in mind25 May 2023
Whilst mid-market transaction volumes involving UK and Spanish parties are lower than activity between the UK and France or Germany (for example), the UK is an important market for Spanish acquirers (and vice versa) especially now that the post-Brexit landscape has become clearer.
E-signatures: Industry Working Group Final Report15 May 2023
The Industry Working Group on Electronic Execution of Documents has now published its final report on how to optimise the use of e-signatures in cross border transactions; it addresses the particular challenges, sets out recommendations for reform and also highlights the benefits of e-signatures in guarding against fraud.
Corporate Governance for UK companies – are you meeting statutory reporting requirements?28 April 2023
ESG remains a “hot topic”; this year, the Environmental pillar has been a key area of focus. Governance, the third pillar in the ESG framework, has not received the same level of attention, but is important for companies in the UK to consider, as they may be subject to corporate governance reporting requirements if they meet certain criteria.
Lewis Silkin has advised 365 Retail Markets LLC on its acquisition of Kafoodle21 April 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised leading provider of self-service commerce technology to the foodservice industry – 365 Retail Markets LLC, based in Michigan (USA), on its acquisition of Kafoodle, a UK based food technology company that specialises in menu and kitchen management, nutritional data, and allergy compliance.
Lewis Silkin has advised Next 15 Group Plc’s Palladium Group Limited on the acquisition of onefourzero21 April 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised its long-standing client, Next 15 Group plc, on the acquisition by Palladium Group of onefourzero, the international digital and commercial M&A consulting firm.
Lewis Silkin has advised Norstella on disposal of Clinerion to form a strategic partnership with TriNetX21 April 2023
Lewis Silkin has advised leading pharmaceutical solutions provider Norstella on the formation of its strategic partnership with TriNetX, the global healthcare network driving real world research, which included the sale of Clinerion.
Company’s register of people with significant control (PSCs)22 March 2023
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.