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. Development equity funds. Charities and social enterprises. From finance, technology and healthcare companies, to the modern age innovators revolutionising the EdTech, GreenTech and MedTech sectors. Clients come to us because we combine our decades of first-hand experience with clear, practical and commercially-sound advice.

The world of business is changing.

The market is increasingly demanding accountability and transparency from organisations around their environmental, social and governance commitments. If you are focusing on ESG, we are here to help.

We understand your priorities because we share them. ESG is in our DNA. We were the first UK law firm to certify as a B Corp, cementing our commitment to go beyond profit to have a positive impact on our people, our communities and the environment.

We bring that commitment and expertise to all of our legal advice.

How we help

We advise private companies, impact and private equity funds and individual shareholders in the UK and overseas, on all aspects of M&A transactions, private equity investments and corporate group reorganisations from initial planning to completion and post-acquisition.

We work closely with experts across the firm in all the legal areas that might affect your business or organisation: competition/antitrust, real estate, public & regulatory, employment, dispute resolution, data protection, tax and more.

We can also advise on impact investing and have significant experience working with government-backed development finance institutions, foundations and family offices and other impact investors. We advise on equity, quasi equity and debt investments and disposals, with particular experience in emerging and frontier markets like India, Peru, Ghana, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Our experience includes advising on investments targeting healthcare, climate change and human rights class actions in the Global South.

Much of our work has an international aspect. We have a global network of trusted associates across the globe with the local knowledge and connections to handle cross-border complexities, so we can advise you on any of the issues your business or organisation might face, wherever you operate.

We can help you with:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Venture capital
  • Private equity
  • Joint ventures and restructuring
  • Innovative legal structures
  • Transaction project management.
  • Management buy outs
  • Emerging and frontier markets
  • Impact investing

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