Corporate advisory

Our corporate lawyers support a broad range of clients on all aspects of company law. Our clients include listed companies and their directors; overseas companies establishing a presence in the UK; privately owned companies; private individuals; entrepreneurs; and family-owned businesses.

Drawing on the breadth and depth of expertise of our other specialist groups, we are able to advise our clients on the whole range of corporate issues including:

  • company formation and constitution (including advising on the most appropriate choice of vehicle for our clients’ needs);
  • general company administration and shareholder meetings (including reviewing annual report and accounts, directors' remuneration reports and notices of meetings);
  • regulatory compliance (including corporate governance issues such as compliance with the Market Abuse Regulation and the Listing Rules);
  • share capital issues (including share rights, conversion rights, declaration of dividends and the redemption and transfer of shares or other securities);
  • directors' duties, conflicts of interest and transactions and arrangements with directors (including loans to directors, directors' indemnification and D&O insurance policies); and
  • shareholder activism (including unfair prejudice, derivative actions and class rights).

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"They have a good level of flexibility and are capable of understanding the business reasons behind our needs. They try to understand the business rationale. They alert us about issues, about balancing risks and opportunities."

Chambers UK 2017

"They are just extraordinarily intelligent people but also extremely practical and business-oriented. They really understand our business, help make our problems go away and get what we want to accomplish."

Chambers UK 2016

"'Nothing's too much trouble for them and they are quite good at thinking ahead. They're just a class outfit'."

Chambers UK 2015