Commercial Corporate

If you have any corporate or commercial needs our Corporate Commercial team can help, we offer a wide range of services

The services we offer include:

  • Setting up a Company
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Share and asset sales and purchases
  • Joint ventures
  • Distribution, agency and supply agreements
  • Terms and conditions
  • Intellectual Property licensing and protection

Setting up a Company

Setting up a limited company is one way of structuring your business, the main benefit of using a limited company to run your business is that a company has a separate legal personality. We can assist with all elements of setting up a limited company.

Shareholder Agreements

A shareholder’s agreement is a private document which sets out how the company should be run and sets out rules and procedures relating to the holding of shares. A shareholder’s agreement governs the relationship between the shareholders and addresses operational matters which are not governed by law.
The shareholder’s agreement can provide for what should happen in the event of a dispute, deal with pre-emption rights should one shareholder decide that they wish to sell and can save money should disputes arise in the future.

Partnership Agreements

A partnership agreement protects the interests of each partner as well as the partnership and will include matters such as how profits and losses are to be accounted for and distributed and also the degree of involvement by each partner in the management and day to day operations of each partner.

LLPs

A limited liability partnership provides a partner with limited liability while also participating in the firm’s management. It is a body corporate, and therefore a separate legal personality. An LLP is registered with Companies House.

Share and asset sales and purchases

If you are considering buying or selling a business, our Corporate Commercial team are here to help with every element of the transaction, including:-

  • The best structure to adopt
  • Preliminary agreements to ensure that information discussed remains confidential
  • Legal due diligence to ensure that there is an informed exchange of information
  • Negotiating the terms of the agreement to set out all the terms of the transaction
  • Advising on appropriate warranties to be given by the seller in relation to the company and its business, and the value of those warranties
  • Overseeing completion and attending to necessary filing requirements

Joint Ventures

This is a business arrangement between two or more individuals or businesses with a common goal or project and a desire to pool resources. We can advise on how to structure the relationship to avoid complications.

Distribution, agency and supply agreements

We can advise all suppliers, manufacturers, distributors or agents to ensure any agreement reflects an agreed arrangement and adequately protects your interests.

Terms and conditions

Whether you would like to have your own terms and conditions of business drafted or updated or you would like us to review another company’s terms and conditions of business which you are being asked to agree to, we are here to help. We can ensure that your position is adequately protected and that you are aware of any obligations imposed upon you as well as discussing potential provisions which allow you to limit your liability in the event that something does go wrong.

Intellectual Property licensing and protection

IP is a valuable assets and we can advise on ways you may be able to exploit your IP rights by buying, selling or licensing these rights.

For all of your Commercial needs please get in touch

Call us now on 01206 577676