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 has advised its longstanding client Publicis Groupe on the acquisition by Publicis Groupe UK of Taylor Herring, one of the biggest names in the UK PR industry.26 April 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 Taylor Herring, one of the biggest names in the UK PR industry.
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on it’s acquisition of Shopper Media Group Ltd19 April 2021
Lewis Silkin advises Next Fifteen Communications Group plc on it’s acquisition of Shopper Media Group Ltd
Lewis Silkin — Wendy Saunders. Timothy Leeson and Michael Anderson comment for New Law Journal15 April 2021
Lewis Silkin has announced the hire of Wendy Saunders—a financial services, markets law and regulation expert—as a legal director. Her addition to the team further bolsters the firm’s financial services offering, as well as provides additional expertise for the technology & communications sector.
Lewis Silkin strengthens financial services offering with specialist hire13 April 2021
Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the hire of Wendy Saunders – a financial services, markets law and regulation expert – as a Legal Director. Her addition to the team further bolsters the firm’s financial services offering, as well as provides additional expertise for the technology & communications sector.
Clarifying the boundary of regulated activities: Financial Conduct Authority v 24Hr Trading Academy Ltd29 March 2021
On 25 March 2021, the High Court delivered summary judgment in FCA v 24Hr Trading Academy Ltd regarding breaches of the general prohibition and restriction on financial promotion by a financial education firm. The FCA sought injunctive relief and restitution.
SPACs post-Hill: a blank cheque to growth?29 March 2021
Lord Hill published the “UK Listing Review” on 3 March 2021. This proposed 15 recommendations to the UK Listing regime. This article focuses on those which we all hope may result in a greater number of SPAC listings in London.
Lewis Silkin advises Metapraxis on investment from Avant Corporation05 March 2021
Lewis Silkin has advised financial software analytics firm Metapraxis on an equity investment and secured convertible loan facility from Avant Corporation.