Acquisitions, disposals and mergers

We recognise that, for most people, buying/selling a business is the biggest event in their working life. Most of us will only do it once. Our Business Law team will guide you through the transaction process, ensuring that you fully understand the legal complexities at every stage.

Our expertise will add real value to your transaction and get the job done within agreed timescales and budgets.

We do not see our role as merely documenting a transaction, we will assist in creating clear agreed heads of terms at the outset and then carrying out legal due dilligence enquiries and advising you on the merits and/or risks associated with the transactions, identifying any problems that may arise before they occur and creating sensible solutions.

Most business sales will have a property aspect and employment considerations. We work closely with our commercial property team and employment team to ensure that all aspects of the transaction are covered.

Examples of work carried out by our Business Law team include:

  • Drafting and negotiating heads of terms
  • Legal due dilligence and business enquiries
  • Business/Asset sales & purchases
  • Share sales & purchases
  • Deferred consideration and security
  • Mergers
  • Creating group structures
  • Joint ventures
  • Employment law and TUPE obligations