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Our Corporate & Commercial team focuses on the small to mid-cap market where we have extensive experience. We understand the many practical issues of doing business and our client-focused approach is highly valued and recognised in the market.
We advise across a range of sectors with core strength’s including technology & media, financial services, fintech, healthcare and social enterprise & charitable business. Our extensive experience enables us to operate efficiently and with confidence, combining our legal advice with concise, clear and pragmatic commercial advice. Our team is ranked in the Legal 500 Corporate M&A: smaller deals up to £50m and is a "recommended practice" in the field in Chambers UK.
BWB’s corporate department… has made significant in-roads in the corporate and M&A space, where the team demonstrates ‘excellent commercial judgement.'"
We work with a wide range of organisations including multinational corporations, quoted companies, financial institutions, private companies of all sizes, partnerships, high-net-worth individuals and not-for-profit organisations, many of which operate globally.
The pragmatic and technically excellent team handles a great variety of good-quality work and provides thorough, detailed, accurate and prompt advice"
Our reputation is acknowledged independently by the leading guides for the legal profession for:
- M&A smaller deals up to £50m
- Commercial contracts
Our partners have been consistently recognised for their individual expertise over the years that these directories have been published, with current individual rankings held in Corporate/M&A and Information Technology.
Corporate transactional services
We advise on company and business sales and purchases, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations, private equity and venture capital investments and equity capital markets; with a particular focus on the AIM market, banking and finance, and corporate governance and financial services compliance.
We advise on all aspects of partnerships and LLP law and have particular expertise in innovative legal structures.
We advise on a wide range of tax issues arising from mergers and acquisitions, de-mergers and pre-sale planning; to new investments and fundraisings, private equity transactions, employee share incentives, and business succession.
Our corporate practice works closely with experts across the firm in areas such as, commercial, competition/antitrust, real estate, compliance, employment, data privacy and regulatory to offer a full business service to our clients.
We provide a full service to clients across the broad range of commercial matters which businesses may encounter, from advising on multi-million pound outsourcing projects to supply and distribution agreements of all kinds. We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our service to meet our clients’ needs.
We are steeped in the technology sector, advising major suppliers and their customers. It is one of the fastest-growing specialisms and we have seen a similarly rapid growth in our outsourcing practice. We advise both suppliers and customers on technology and outsourcing procurement, including the outsourcing of business and knowledge processes and logistics.
Key areas of our commercial practice include:
- Agency and distribution arrangements
- Collaboration agreements
- E-business including website terms and conditions
- Technology licensing and procurement
- Franchising agreements
- Licensing of all forms of intellectual property
- IP reorganisations
- Supply agreements
- Manufacturing agreements
- Energy contracts
- Data licensing
- Consumer law (including consumer credit law)
- Related regulatory advice such as compliance with the Bribery Act and data privacy