Specialist legal advice on mergers & acquisitions and business growth planning
Getting your business to the stage where you are ready to expand through mergers and acquisitions or move into new markets is exciting and comes with a new set of challenges. You may have settled into a steady rhythm and a transition to more responsibilities and obligations may mean venturing into unknown territory. The stakes get higher and the rewards greater, particularly if you are a high growth business and your business is changing quickly.
Our lawyers work with growing and expanding businesses, guiding them through significant periods of change. We will listen to you so we understand your strategy, ensuring that our business growth planning advice compliments your long-term goals. Our experience allows us to guide you through step by step, while never taking our eye off the bigger picture.
Working with lawyers who are responsive to your needs and take time to understand what is important to you can make a real difference to the long-term success of your business. As a full-service law firm, we can draw on expertise from across Clarke Willmott to provide you with all the legal advice your business needs at the beginning and through its lifecycle.
How we can help you
Business expansion planning
Whether through internal growth, merger or external acquisition, you may reach a point where the existing structure of your business or its commercial agreements are not adequate for the future you have planned. Our corporate and commercial solicitors can help you review your business’s current position and advise what steps you can take to support future growth.
As your business grows, it is likely that its intellectual property and technology needs will too. Having the right protection in place is an ongoing process as the challenges you face will change. Our intellectual property lawyers are experts in UK and EU intellectual property law.
Our expertise includes:
Developing brand protection programmes, including anti-counterfeiting strategies
Resolving intellectual property disputes, including defending and making passing off claims
Drafting and negotiating large scale ICT acquisition contracts, including appropriate service level agreements
Commercial property considerations
The commercial property needs of a business change through its lifecycle and sometimes these changes are needed sooner than expected. Our commercial property lawyers can help you navigate your property agreements and ensure your business has a secure home to support its growth.
As your business grows, the demands on you as an employer will too. Our Employment and HR team can ensure that you have all the agreements, policies and procedures in place to protect your business and its employees.
Our expertise includes:
Expanding HR policy and practice
Advising on restructuring and reorganisation projects to support growth and corporate transactions, including TUPE
Making board level appointments and drafting agreements, including restrictive covenants
Outsourcing and insourcing HR projects
Resolving employment disputes
International aspects of business growth planning
We can also advise you on international matters, including investing in UK or overseas business ventures, expanding overseas and business immigration.
Protecting your wealth
As your business grows, it is important to ensure that your personal affairs in order and that any legal documentation you have in place represents your current situation. Our private wealth specialists can help you draft or update your will, put in place power of attorneys and make plans for what should happen to your business should you die unexpectedly or become incapacitated.
Contact a solicitor now for legal advice
For a free, no-obligation chat, request a call back or contact one of specialist corporate lawyers for expert advice on business expansion, mergers and acquisitions.