Services for Business

Corporate/Commercial Law

No matter what your business needs are, you can trust mfg Corporate and Commercial to work with you to achieve them successfully, quickly and cost-effectively. 

We’re a team you can rely on.  We want you to look on us as your trusted business advisors.  Whatever you and your business are dealing with, we want you to feel that you can pick up the phone and we will instantly add value.

Our corporate lawyers are experienced, responsive and pragmatic. At every stage during your transaction we’ll give you a clear view of the risks and opportunities, provide you with down to earth, commercial advice and work to overcome any issues in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

We don’t deliver standard services – because none of our clients require them; they require services tailored to suit their individual business needs.  Each of our clients, large or small, is valued by us.

We’re geared up to be able to handle large or small transactions, with a flexible team which can handle smaller transactions as well as the larger ones. Our lawyers work to your time-frame and have the resources to respond quickly. The service is flexible and can be scaled up or down depending upon your requirements.

How can mfg assist with my corporate transaction?

mfg Corporate have a wealth of experience in all types of corporate transactions, having acted on literally hundreds of such deals.  This experience means we know the commercial issues which typically arise and the need for proactive project management to drive transactions to their conclusion.

Acquisitions and Disposals of Assets or Shares

Our experts will work with you to decide on the best structure for the transaction, manage the deal and bring about completion as swiftly and smoothly as possible.

Our team works closely with specialists in our Employment, Property and Tax teams and other external advisers such as corporate finance advisers, accountants and bankers, to guarantee specialist advice at all times.Many of our transactions are cross-border and we are used to working with professionals in foreign jurisdictions to bring a transaction together.

Joint Ventures

These have many benefits including sharing risk, responsibility and resources - our experts can help you put your own joint venture structure in place.

Management Buy-Ins/Buy-Outs

We regularly act for management teams looking to invest and our team can help guide you through this process.

Succession Planning

mfg Corporate can advise you on the most appropriate way to prepare for this in conjunction with colleagues in our Tax and Private Client teams.

Does mfg deal with banking and finance?

Whether you are a Lender or a Borrower our experts can provide you with advice to ensure that your funding is documented and delivered on time. Our team can help you with:-

  • Facility Documents
  • Intercreditor relationships
  • Investment Agreements
  • Loan Agreements
  • Personal Guarantees
  • Security

We are on the panel of advising firms for many of the banks and financial institutions in the market and where appropriate, can provide advice on a dual representation basis, thus saving you duplication and cost. 

Can mfg help with business structures?

Business Vehicles

We have specialist expertise in the incorporation or establishment of a variety of business structures, from limited companies and LLPs to CIOs and other charitable entities.We can advise you on the pros and cons of the various structures and will liaise with your tax advisers to ensure the appropriate structure for you.

Company Formation Services

From the simplest incorporation of a private limited company through to more complex structures, our experts at mfg are able to assist you with every aspect of the company formation process.

Company Secretarial

Our experts are able to assist you in fulfilling your company secretarial duties at Companies House.

Corporate Reorganisations

We have exceptional expertise in a range of corporate reorganisations, including mergers and demergers, spin-offs and hive-ups, many of which can be done in a highly tax efficient manner with a view to either shielding valuable assets from business risk; separating business interests where business partners are going their separate ways; or as a precursor to a disposal of a business, property or other assets.

Dissolution

If you need to dissolve a company, our experts are able to guide you through this process and assist with bringing about the close of a business in the most cost effective manner.

LLPs

Our corporate team are able to advise you on all aspects of incorporating a limited liability partnership, including drafting and negotiating members’ agreements.

Partnership Agreements

Our team are able to advise you on all matters relating to the formation, operation and dissolution of partnerships.

Shareholder Agreements

Although many companies continue without a formal shareholders agreement, this can be a risky strategy. Our experts can draft and advise upon shareholder agreements and related articles of association.

Start–ups

Working in conjunction with our other specialist teams in Employment and Property, our Corporate team can help guide you through the process of starting up a new business. Although this task may seem daunting our experts can assist with issues relating to structures, employment issues, property matters and corporate documentation.

What commercial work is undertaken?

Our specialists have a wealth of experience in a wide variety of commercial matters and regularly advise on:-

  • IT contracts;
  • Trading and website terms and conditions;
  • Agency, distribution or franchising  agreements;
  • Franchise agreements;
  • Local, national or international joint ventures;
  • Cooperation agreements;
  • Supplier/purchase contracts; and
  • Terms and conditions.  

Does mfg deal with employee incentives?

At mfg we know that the implementation of employee incentive schemes can be complex and it is important to ensure the documentation is carefully drafted and tax advice is taken to ensure they qualify for the relevant tax advantages. Working in conjunction with our contacts and other teams we are able to offer services in relation to:-

  • Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) Schemes
  • Employee Ownership Trusts

How can mfg assist with intellectual property matters?

Intellectual property can often be the key to a business’ value. Our IP experts at mfg recognise this and can assist your business with identifying its IP and advise on the best way to exploit it. Our services include:

  • Copyright
  • Trademarks
  • IP Licences and Assignments
  • Manufacturing and Collaboration Agreements

What investment and private equity work is undertaken?

Whether you are an investor or seeking investment, our team of experts can advise you on the following:-

  • Financing
  • Equity Structures
  • Incentive Schemes
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Investment
  • Share Option Plans

Our proudest achievement is contributing to our clients’ success.  Let us contribute to yours.

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Should you have any questions or queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us by email or by phoning us on 0845 55 55 321.