Corporate & Financial Advisory

Our Corporate & Finance lawyers provide tailored, practical, and innovative advice to assist our clients achieve their objectives.

We help clients that are in early conversations about company formation; are seeking to raise capital; and need guidance concerning real estate, governance, tax, or compensation and benefits matters. And we work with clients that are looking to execute their growth, restructuring, or exit strategy – or are a lender or an arranger of capital raising. The practice routinely acts as an advisor to private and public companies in all natures of corporate and financial transactions. Our clients vary from small and mid-sized private companies to large public corporations covering all nature of commercial sectors.

The corporate and finance practice is consistently recognized as thought leaders in their fields by respected legal publications such as IFLR1000, Chambers & Partners and Legal500.

Our practitioners advise on;

a) General Corporate Advisory

Our thorough knowledge of all regulatory and business aspects applying to these transactions means we can not only assist in strategic planning but also work closely with various specialists in our firm throughout the implementation and post-transaction phases. Areas such as intellectual property, tax, labour and employment, real estate, and environment can be handled by specialists within the firm. Our advice is often sought by interested parties regarding corporate governance matters and we often assist public boards regarding significant transactions and regulatory disclosures.

b) Corporate Governance and Compliance

Compliance matters continuously raise globally and because of this, there is an adept need for

professional advice and guidance in relation. We provide general company and compliance advice to our corporate clients on the legal issues which most regularly impact their businesses. Our aim is always to assist our clients to determine the most beneficial and correct corporate and/or financial structure for a transaction.

Our boardroom practice covers all elements of company law, from advice on board procedures to issues arising in takeover situations, as well as, analyzing corporate policies, codes of conduct, and assistance with shareholder engagement.

c) Mergers and Acquisitions

Whether a transaction gives rise to corporate compliance, regulatory review, employee benefit considerations, intellectual property safeguards, or tax-efficient structuring, our team draws upon the various practice areas across our firm.

We offer the full range of legal capabilities necessary to achieve success in our clients’ transactions, on time and efficiently. We work together across practice areas and offices, leveraging the transactional knowledge and subject matter experience of our lawyers to provide our clients with seamless support.

d) Joint Ventures

We advise on the full range of joint ventures and strategic alliances, including combinations of business units, creation of partnerships, and collaboration to develop, deploy or finance products and services.

e) Capital markets, including Private Equity and Venture Capital.

Our capital markets transaction advisors routinely advise on numerous capital markets products including debt and equity capital markets, structured finance, and corporate trust. The capital markets advisors regularly work alongside our regulatory, banking and finance, restructuring, and other specialist teams to develop innovative solutions for our clients.