Corporate – Overseas investment into the UK

Our corporate team prides itself on its practical, commercial approach to clients’ legal needs. We are responsive and recognise that good communication is a vital part of providing a high-quality service. Many of our lawyers are City trained and, as a department, we undertake a full complement of corporate and company law work for overseas clients and their legal advisers, including:

  • Buying and selling UK companies (public or private) and businesses ranging from large complex multi-jurisdictional transactions to smaller simpler deals
  • Advising investors (whether private equity, high net worth individuals or otherwise) and target companies on all aspects of investment in UK entities
  • Acting on management buy-outs, management buy-ins, take privates and similar transactions
  • Setting up and negotiating joint ventures
  • Undertaking legal due diligence on UK based companies (including UK subsidiaries of international corporates), including commercial property, employment, contracts and intellectual property
  • Setting up UK companies, businesses and branch offices for overseas clients
  • Providing legal advice on company law aspects of operating a business in the UK

We are equally at home whether dealing directly with our overseas clients or working with their local lawyers and understand that flexibility in our approach is key to delivering the service that you need in any particular matter. For example, sometimes we deal with all UK due diligence and draft and negotiate the sale and purchase agreement, other times we just do limited due diligence and advise on specific warranties. Our aim is to give you what you want.