Private Companies

The complexity of the legal environment in which private companies operate (be it in the UK or around the world) is ever-increasing. Whether private equity backed or owned by individuals or families, technically excellent, commercially-driven legal support for in-house teams and clear advice to management is a universal requirement.

The range of legal advice that a private company requires is wide and it is rare that one firm will meet all your needs. The firm that is best placed to assist you with a complex matter may not be the one that helps with those that are more routine. We pride ourselves in working alongside our clients to understand the issues they are facing and to deliver the highest quality service in the most effective way. Many of our lawyers have undertaken secondments to clients and so understand well the numerous competing pressures on your time.

We work with other legal services providers to ensure that advice is delivered efficiently and cost effectively.  As technology increasingly alters the way in which legal services are delivered, we will keep you up to date not only with ways which will improve our service to you, but also those which will help you to deliver your own in-house service.

In addition to the business focused advice that we can provide, we can give shareholders, executives and business leaders the personal advice they might need.

More details of how we can assist private equity sponsors can be found on our website.

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