Corporate law

Corporate lawyers

Our corporate lawyers work with a vast range of businesses from start-ups and SMEs through to large family run businesses and multinational corporations. Our approach is always the same regardless of the business size; we bring our expertise and relevant legal advice to every matter.

Corporate

Our corporate lawyers work with a vast range of businesses from start-ups and SMEs through to large family run businesses and multinational corporations.

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Research and Development (R&D) tax relief

The research and development tax relief is a government scheme which rewards companies that invest in innovations.

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Banking & finance

Client-focussed from the outset, we provide a commercial edge to the full range of banking, real estate and project finance transactions that we handle.

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Governance & regulatory

Our corporate governance lawyers work with clients across the public and private sector to ensure that they meet their governance and regulatory requirements.

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Incentives and share schemes

We advise listed and private companies on how they can pay and incentivise their employees, management and senior team in tax efficient ways.

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Company share option plans

Company share options plans are tax efficient, HM Revenue & Customs tax favoured options which offer a useful alternative where more flexible and tax efficient Enterprise Management Incentive (“EMI”) options are not available.

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Joint share ownership plan

A joint share ownership plan involves the acquisition of joint shares. Joint shares are “split ownership shares” whereby participating employees and another party jointly have an interest in each joint share.

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Phantom options

Phantom options are designed to mirror traditional share options but with the gain to the employee being paid in cash.

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Partly paid share plans

Under a partly paid share plan employees buy shares in their employer but with the payment for those shares being deferred until a later date.

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Growth shares

Growth shares are, in essence, a separate class of incentive shares which entitle participating employees to share in a proportion of the future growth in value of a company.

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EMI options

EMI schemes can be used to retain and motivate selected employees or all employees (as the company’s shareholders see fit). The scheme confers significant tax benefits on both companies and their selected employees.

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Pensions

We support clients in this ever-changing environment by providing clear and pragmatic pension law advice.

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Robert Lee - Head of Corporate Law
Robert Lee

Robert specialises in shareholder agreements, company law advice, corporate finance, restructuring and refinancing, buy outs, and a  broad range of transactional work including, mergers and acquisitions and takeovers across the UK and Europe.  

"Bespoke working relationship with local relationship teams"

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