Legal Services

As an experienced company commercial solicitor Andrew has just the right balance of skills to act as an advisor to business owners on their business journeys. Andrew can help you with any of the following:

Starting up – structuring, funding and running a business

  • Business plans
  • Business structures
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Articles of Association
  • Option arrangements
  • Shareholder issues
  • Companies limited by guarantee
  • Partnership agreements
  • LLP agreements
  • Society and club constitutions
  • Lending and security
  • Friends and family investments
  • Employment contracts
  • Share schemes and incentives
  • Consultancy contracts
  • Contractor contracts
  • Directors’ duties
  • Varied corporate advice

Doing business

  • Identification, protection and exploitation of technology/brands/products/ ideas/IPR
  • Use of 3rd party rights
  • Supply of goods and services
  • Routes to market, eg
    • Agency
    • Distribution
    • Licence
    • Franchise
  • Joint ventures
  • Industry specific commercial agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements/NDAs
  • Guarantees
  • General contract issues
  • Varied commercial advice

The growing business

  • Venture capital; private equity
  • Management BuyOuts
  • Corporate finance
  • Legal audits and due diligence
  • Subscription agreements and investor Articles of Association
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate and other joint ventures
  • New ventures/diversification
  • Directors’ duties
  • Shareholder and director conflicts
  • Company procedures, eg share buybacks
  • Corporate restructuring and reorganisation
  • Raising debt and equity finance
  • Debt rescheduling

Exit

  • Succession planning
  • Exit planning
  • Grooming for exit
    • putting business and legal issues in order
    • preparing and formalising contracts
    • legal healthchecks
  • Share and business sales
  • Insolvency/corporate recovery