Overview

Our lawyers provide the highest quality strategic corporate advice to a range of clients across the public and private sectors. We deliver bespoke and innovative corporate advice, as well as advising on our clients’ corporate compliance responsibilities. 

We advise clients on all aspects of company law, the Listing Rules, the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, the AIM Rules and the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers. With our specialist knowledge and experience, we are able to provide in-depth insight into corporate compliance strategies that benefit our clients’ businesses and minimise risk.

We provide corporate advice to unincorporated associations, partnerships and industrial and provident societies. We support clients throughout significant changes such as joint ventures and strategic alliances, providing tailored solutions to meet their needs. 

Areas of focus

Our expert corporate advice and corporate compliance support includes the following:

  • Company formation.
  • Directors' duties and responsibilities.
  • Compliance with ongoing obligations (Listing Rules/the Disclosure and Transparency Rules/AIM Rules).
  • Share buy-backs.
  • Shareholder activism.
  • Corporate reorganisations.
  • Corporate simplification projects.
  • Shareholder rights.
  • Corporate governance.
  • Company secretarial matters.
     
Experience

Advising a quoted plc on its response to a general meeting requisitioned by a shareholder activist.

Advising a quoted plc on the classification of joint ventures under LR10.

Advising a quoted plc on the classification of acquisitions/disposals under LR10.

Advising a quoted plc on the AIM Rules for Companies, the classification of transactions and its announcement obligations.

Advising institutional investors on their disclosure obligations under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Advising institutional investors on potential concert party issues arising under the UK Takeover Code.

Advising independent non-executive directors on issues arising under the UK Takeover Code.

Advising a large private company on a complex corporate simplification project.

Advising a Government Company (GovCo) on its incorporation and corporate governance issues.

Advising on corporate governance issues arising on a UK Government – Model Change Programme.

Advising a UK regulator on its formation, framework agreement and incorporation as a Government Company.

Providing company secretarial services to 30 + companies for a privately held utility.

Meet the team
Nick Graves

Nick Graves Partner

  • Corporate Advice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Reorganisations and Demergers
Alan Barr

Alan Barr Partner

  • Corporate
  • Food and Farming
  • Transport
Dominic Davis

Dominic Davis Partner

  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures
Jonathan Eves

Jonathan Eves Partner

  • Corporate
  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
Chris Godfrey

Chris Godfrey Partner

  • Corporate
  • Funds and Asset Management
  • Financial Services
Mark Shepherd

Mark Shepherd Partner

  • Head of Private Equity
  • Corporate
  • Healthcare
Richard Spink

Richard Spink Partner

  • Head of Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
Camilla Usher-Clark

Camilla Usher-Clark Partner

  • Corporate
  • Energy, Power and Utilities
  • Co-operatives
Rupert Weston

Rupert Weston Partner

  • Corporate
  • Hotels
  • Mergers and Acquisitions