Commercial & Corporate

We offer a multi-sector and well-resourced business service for individual, charitable and commercial clients.

Our corporate team advises on mergers & acquisitions, business structuring, fundraising, private equity, joint ventures and corporate governance. Our clients are both domestic and international ranging from private equity investors to start-ups. We have clients doing corporate transactions in technology, food & beverage, education, healthcare and retail.

The commercial team handles business contracts of all types. We regularly draft and advise upon sales contracts, software contracts, shareholders' agreements and distribution agreements.

LBMW has been providing business advice for more than 150 years. We have a experienced and dynamic team whose focus is on teaming up with the client in the transaction in order to reach the common destination. We like to form long term relationships.

Speak to our corporate and commercial law solicitors in Westminster, London

Call our lawyers in London now on 020 7222 5381 or use the contact form above and we will get back to you soon.

Find out more about our commercial and corporate law expertise

Commercial Contracts

Our experienced commercial team handles all types of commercial contract for business clients operating in the UK.

We regularly draft, negotiate and advise upon all types of business contract. Our lawyers provide clear legal advice always given in the context of the client's commercial objectives. Our commercial contract advice is wide ranging and multi-sector.

Our commercial lawyers advise on, amongst other types of contract:

  • Finance, facility and loan agreements
  • Consumer contracts, terms and conditions, distribution agreements;
  • Agency arrangements,
  • Supply of goods & services contracts
  • Shareholders' and joint venture agreements
  • IT and outsourcing contracts

LLP & Shareholders Agreement

We regularly prepare shareholders agreements whether for start-ups or for established private companies reorganising after an exit event or change in shareholding.  Our commercial lawyers will first gain an understanding  of the client's position within the shareholding structure and what their priorities are and then draft a clear agreement designed to reflect the client's commercial position .

Our lawyers regularly consider issues such as:-

  • Share class rights
  • Minority shareholder protections
  • Non-competition provisions
  • Pre-emption, drag and tag along

Our team also produces and advises on LLP agreements for professional firms or family businesses. Having first explored with the client whether and LLP is the most suitable structure for them, we will draft and negotiate LLP agreements including advising on issues such payment to members, governance and decision making, expulsion and dispute resolution.  

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our corporate lawyers act for domestic and international businesses buying or selling companies in the UK. Our experience team have excellent technical ability to sit alongside a strong understanding of latest legal developments impacting M&A documents. Our team operates across a wide range of sectors giving them a broad understanding of the commercial landscape within which the deals sit.

Our team likes to add value at the Heads of Terms stage to help set the deal on track for the client. We then play as much of a role during due diligence as the client requires before getting to work on the purchase and sale document.

Our corporate lawyers are supported by the commercial real estate, employment and IP/IT teams on M&A deals as necessary.

Start-Ups & Joint ventures

Our commercial and corporate team has particular expertise in acting for start-ups. We represent a number of entrepreneurs who are taking their first steps in business and require company structure advice and are looking to take on external investment by equity or debt.

Our corporate team handles joint venture of all types. Our lawyers will take he time to understand what the respective parties' interests and planning the most appropriate structure and governance arrangements

Our corporate and commercial law solicitors’ fees

Price transparency is a core value throughout the whole firm. We provide carefully considered costs estimates for the client at the outset of the matter, aiming to give the client as much information as possible about costs of both the initial phases of the work and the project as a whole. We keep costs regularly under review and discussion with our clients so there are no surprises and both parties feel that the costs represent excellent value for the work carried out.

Speak to our corporate and commercial law solicitors in Westminster, London

Call our lawyers in London now on 020 7222 5381 or use the contact form above and we will get back to you soon.


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