We understand what it means to do business in the real world.
We work with organisations of all sorts and sizes. Small
independents. Giant multinationals. Charities and social enterprises. From the
worlds of finance and technology, to the fields of healthcare and the
They come to us because we look beyond the letter of the law, drawing on our decades of first-hand experience to offer clear, practical and commercially-sound advice.
Many of our clients are driven not just by profit, but also by the desire to make a positive difference in the world. As a B Corp ourselves, we know exactly where they’re coming from.
Our Corporate team works closely with experts across the
firm in all the legal areas that might affect your business or organisation:
competition/antitrust, real estate, compliance, employment, dispute resolution,
data protection, tax and more.
Plus we have a global network of trusted associates across
the globe, with the local knowledge and connections to handle cross-border
Bates Wells’ corporate team advised the shareholders of DPO Group, the leading, high-growth online commerce platform and payments provider in Africa, on the conditional sale of DPO Group to Network International Holdings Plc, a FTSE 250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange plc.
Bates Wells’ M&A team acted for CentralNic Group PLC (“CentralNic”), the global internet platform that derives revenue from the subscription sales of internet domain names, on the acquisition of the entire share capital of Ideegeo Group Limited, a privately owned domain name retailer serving an international customer base from New Zealand for NZ$5.2 million.