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CORPORATE

We know that having an experienced corporate lawyer by your side to the provide the right advice at the right time in a clear and focused way is invaluable for any business owner.

Our corporate team provides a complete range of corporate transactional and advisory services and are able to help you at each stage of your business’ life cycle, from incorporation to exit. We have a wide range of experience in acting for private and public companies across many different industry sectors.

We can advise on the best structure for your business, be it a limited company, partnership or LLP, and our corporate lawyers have a wealth of experience advising all forms of businesses. We have bought and sold companies and businesses, undertaken the legal work involved in raising finance by private companies and by AIM listed companies, drafted shareholder and subscription agreements relating to inward investment into companies and handled share buy backs and reductions of capital.

Our recent deal highlights include:

  • Advising the shareholders of Business Data Partners Ltd, a UK based specialist data management and  analytics business, on the sale to Talan Corporate, an international business based across four continents
  • Advising shareholders in the restructuring of their property owning group into separate business structures to enable share ownership between different members of the family group for succession planning
  • Advising Condor Gold, an AIM listed gold exploration and development company with assets in Nicaragua, on  a recent placing, raising £6.6 million

Several of our clients rely on us to provide them with a company secretarial services, taking minutes of regular board meetings, updating company books and ensuring that Companies House filings are up to date and accurate. Our attention to detail and flexible pricing means that we are well suited to this important role. We also provide regular legal advice to our PLC clients in connection with their Annual Report and Annual General Meeting and in relation to AIM Rule compliance.

Working with our employment team and our clients’ tax advisers, we can also help clients to design and implement share schemes to incentivise employees.

We are well used to working as a team with our client’s other professional advisers, or we can, if you require, introduce you to specialists in other disciplines with whom we have built good working relationships. We are part of Antea, an international alliance of professional firms, and regularly work with fellow members around the world.

At GBH Law, the corporate team is always focused on the client’s objective. We consider the underlying commercial realities of the transaction or matter and don’t waste time arguing over legal niceties. In short, we don’t let being lawyers get in the way of achieving our clients’ goals. The nature of our team at GBH Law means that we are able to react quickly as matters arise and work hard to meet tight deadlines when required.

This was a complex deal and GBH provided comprehensive support to the management and shareholders in all aspects of the process through to a successful conclusion.
Ian Huckle, Business Data Partners Limited