Corporate and Commercial
Operating a business is challenging, whether you are a start-up business, a small family concern or a large PLC. And you need legal support that understands your business demands and the industry you operate in - legal specialists who can effectively work as partners with you at every business stage.
From start-up, through growth and maturity to exit, we can advise you on every legal issue which could arise in your business. We can establish or incorporate your business, advise you on raising equity or taking loans, help you acquire or lease premises, guide you on entering into contracts, such as manufacturing and supply agreements, assist you on dealing with employees, and make business protection arrangements for you, before procuring business succession or exit arrangements.
Our work can range from dealing with day-to-day corporate advice such as company secretarial services and banking and finance to handling large one-off transactions such as mergers and acquisitions and large equity investments, or dealing with corporate restructuring and insolvency.
Our clients include a wide range of partnerships, family businesses, corporate bodies, institutions, charities and individuals, both around the UK and abroad. To give
effective advice to such a wide range of clients, it is important that we have lawyers with the specialist knowledge in the areas of law or industry sectors our clients operate in, and that we get to know our clients so that we know what is important to them. This underpins our approach, and we feel that it enables us to give a level of personal service that other firms do not provide.
We have developed a strong reputation for acting for high-growth companies that are developing technology or brand presence and require early stage investment to help them grow. And Thorntons is recognised as a corporate partner by LINC Scotland, the national association for business angels in Scotland.
We have English-qualified solicitors in each of our business law units, and as a result can provide a full range of Business Law advice for clients operating in England and Wales.
Whatever the nature and complexity of the work required, with our team you will be dealing with corporate lawyers who have the experience necessary to deliver proactive, focused and pragmatic advice. And with the services available across all our office locations, you will find our support close at hand.
We have a full range of services backed by our team of Expert Lawyers
Guidance on getting the right contracts and agreements in place, and help over contractual disputes.Learn more
Mergers, Acquisitions and Disposals
Advice on mergers, acquisitions and disposals, whether you are looking to expand your business or exit.Learn more
Governance and regulatory issues
Guidance and help on constitutional documents, regulatory compliance and governance matters.Learn more
Advice and support on partnership options, partnership set-up, ongoing requirements and disputes.Learn more
Restructuring and Insolvency
Practical guidance for insolvency practitioners and company directors.Learn more
Help dealing with the unique challenges of family businesses, including succession planning and disputes.Learn more
Advice on setting up a limited company and full support to deal with ongoing company complianceLearn more
Venture Capital and Equity Investment
Comprehensive business and investor support through the funding process.Learn more
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