Corporate Legal

We represent companies, founders, management teams, wealth owners, venture capital funds and investors.

We guide them through the start-up process, venture capital financing, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, exits and listings, giving insightful board level and corporate governance advice each step of the way.

We help our clients navigate not just the present, but the future; anticipating regulatory change, the impact of evolving technologies and the pressure of a dynamic landscape of culture, governance and innovation.

From emerging companies to market leading businesses, our clients compete in fast moving and innovative industries including software, biotech, digital communications, life sciences, healthtech and financial services. We advise some of the leading innovators and operators in more traditional sectors such as real estate, hospitality, retail and sport, all industries themselves in the process of dynamic change.

Our corporate legal team is an integral part of the wider Z group future. As experts in helping innovative companies to grow, we invest a great deal of time and effort in developing our own resources, people, tools and processes to help transform the client experience. We collaborate closely with specialists across the firm particularly our chartered accountant colleagues to provide a comprehensive offering incorporating tax, commercial agreements, IP, executive compensation, employee incentive arrangements, and real estate, all tailored towards supporting our clients through their journey of development and growth.

Services we can provide

Business start ups

  • Share schemes and employee share schemes
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Commercial contracts e.g., Distribution agreements
  • E Commerce documentation & agreements
  • Terms and conditions

Employment, HR systems and governance

  • Recruitment & retention
  • Employee relations
  • UK employment start-up
  • Employment contracts
  • Consultancy & service agreements
  • Employment policies
  • Redundancy & terminations

Company secretarial

  • Annual compliance
  • Company incorporation
  • Registered office address
  • Filing of confirmation statement
  • Maintaining company registers
  • Register of overseas entities
  • Further companies house filings

Corporate finance & fund raising

  • Advance subscription agreements and corporate loan notes
  • listings
  • Corporate tax advice and valuations
  • Compliance and risk management
  • FCA compliance and regulatory

Mergers, Acquisitions and Disposals

  • Asset sales
  • Share sales
  • Due diligence exercises

Restructuring due to business reorganization or insolvency

  • Securitisation
  • Trade finance
  • Factoring
  • MVL, CVL, administration and CVA

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