Corporate & Commercial

Our expert team has experience of assisting businesses from start-up through to incorporation, expansion, first tier funding and ultimately to assisting in the chosen exit route. The team has seen significant growth in its client base ranging from SMEs to international clients with UK commercial interests. We aim to provide our business clients with strategic commercial advice to enable them to consider and manage their legal and commercial risks. 

Before we undertake work for you, our team will aim to fully understand your business and its objectives and will go beyond providing the legal documentation. We want to assist in the successful development and growth of your business, manage risk and safeguard key components of your business. We work to meet your time-scales and provide pro-active advice to help you drive your business forward.

The team is recognised locally as being one of the leaders in the field and over the past five years has seen a significant increase in the number of transactions handled. The 2016 Chambers UK legal directory ranks the team in Band 1 in East Anglia for Corporate/M&A work for SMEs and Owner Managed businesses. Our services include:

  • Buying and selling businesses including management buy outs
  • Corporate restructure, reorganisations and mergers
  • Venture Capital, Angel Investor, crowd-funding and other funding sources
  • Banking and finance agreements
  • Partnerships
  • Shareholder agreements, share buy-backs and option       
  • Bespoke supply agreements for products, services and digital content     
  • Distribution and agency agreements
  • IT and software agreements
  • E-Commerce and E-Marketplace terms and agreements
  • Intellectual Property protection and licence agreements
  • Data protection and privacy law
  • Media, publishing and entertainment contracts
  • Consultancy and sub-contractors agreements
  • Distribution and agency agreements
  • Insolvency & Corporate Recovery
  • Franchising 

If you have a commercial dispute, our team is able to deal with a full range of matters including commercial contracts, commercial litigation, patents, copyright and intellectual property infringement, passing off, breach of confidence, Injunction proceedings, representative and multi-party actions, construction disputes, defamation and trade libel. To dicuss a commercial dispute, contact Mike Barlow