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’ M&A team advised Ms Amalia Dayan on the sale of her shareholding in Luxembourg and Co Art Limited (previously Luxembourg and Dayan Art Limited), the company that runs one of the most distinguished art galleries in London and New York. Amalia was a founder of the gallery.
Bates Wells was delighted to advise SigmaRoc plc, a heavy construction materials group active in the UK, Channel Islands and the Benelux, on its entry into a new syndicated senior credit facility of up to £125 million led by Santander UK and including several major UK and European banks. The facility will provide the SigmaRoc Group with further capacity and flexibility to support its ongoing buy-and-build strategy.