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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.

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04 March 2021

One of the final things I did in the office last March before the office practically emptied due to COVID-19 was watch Budget 2020. The intervening year has been simultaneously one of the most eventful and uneventful years in recent times, and this Budget carries a bit of that dual nature.

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Lewis Silkin advises NYSE listed JBT Corporation on its acquisition of AutoCoding Systems for $17M

02 March 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised JBT Corporation, a NYSE listed global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food and beverage industry, on its acquisition of Autocoding Systems, a leading provider of software solutions for the automated set-up and control of end-of-line packaging devices

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Lewis Silkin advises Sideshow Group on its significant investment from Waterland Private Equity

02 March 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised Sideshow Group, the award-winning independent digital agency on its significant investment from Waterland Private Equity (“Waterland”) to support its ambitious growth plans.

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Lewis Silkin advises Splash Worldwide on its acquisition by Jellyfish Group

26 February 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised Splash Worldwide, the creative technology partner to leading brands, on its acquisition by Jellyfish Group, a digital partner to some of the world’s leading brands

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Lewis Silkin advises the founders of TCMM Shutter Group on its acquisition by Mzuri Group

25 February 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised the founders of UK & US based TCMM Shutter Group on its acquisition by Mzuri Group, one of the leading companies in the window blind industry.

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Lewis Silkin advises Publicis Groupe UK on its acquisition of Octopus Group

23 February 2021

Lewis Silkin has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe, the world’s third largest communications business which employees 83,000 professionals worldwide, on the acquisition by Publicis Groupe UK of Octopus Group, a B2B marketing specialist agency

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BREXIT has happened – what does it mean for company law and M&A transactions?

11 February 2021

Although the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, under the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, the UK continued in most respects to be treated as if it were still part of the EU until 31 December 2020. This transition period has now ended and the full effects of the changes in UK law and regulation now apply.

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