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Company Commercial

We care about your business success

At every stage of your business evolution, from start-up to eventual sale or flotation, we offer a full range of legal support in dealing with issues including:

  • Company formation and start-up
  • Mergers, acquisitions, sales and restructures
  • Partnership agreements
  • Commercial contracts
  • Software licensing, IT service and outsourcing agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Employee share option schemes
  • Protecting and commercialising your intellectual property (IP)

Longmores Solicitors act for a wide range of corporate and commercial clients across numerous industry sectors; from smaller enterprises to market leaders. Many of our clients are proud of their local roots although a growing number are London based or considering international expansion. 

All are looking for a high calibre and responsive legal team delivering excellent service that is cost-effective.

Longmores has been just such a partner to the business community for two centuries. Our mission is to foster thriving enterprises that create wealth and jobs, supporting the prosperity of the community. We care about your success, so we go beyond the call of duty to do right by you and your business.

We always look at your big picture issues, not just the legal problem at hand. Our approach is robust, commercial and pragmatic.  We pride ourselves on clear, concise and proactive communication so that you always know what is going on and receive no surprises.

Within our main spheres of work, we act for clients on a wide variety of matters including:

  • Share buy-backs and share options
  • Joint ventures
  • Finance agreements
  • Management buy-ins (MBIs) and Management buy-outs (MBOs)
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Director/Shareholders powers and duties
  • Corporate finance, private placings and listings
  • Websites and e-commerce
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Demergers and other corporate reorganisations
  • Family company succession
  • Supply of goods and services
  • Agency agreements
  • Distributorship agreements
  • Consultancy
  • Franchise agreements
  • Dispute settlement
  • Company governance
  • Company secretarial services


Meet the Head of Company and Commercial – Daniel Burns

Daniel is the head of Longmores’ Company Commercial team.  He joined the firm in 2019 following a career as an in-house lawyer advising a diverse range of private and public companies.

What does he like about working for Longmores?

"I really enjoy working with a great team of professionals who are motivated to deliver the best for their clients and I love the connection Longmores has with its clients and the community.  It is a great place to work."


Examples of our work:

We helped our client, a leading firm of chartered accountants, tax specialists and auditors, to merge with a Cambridge-based accountancy firm, both of which were Limited Liability Partnerships. The transaction involved a pre-completion restructure of one party, followed by the drafting of a business acquisition agreement. Longmores undertook detailed negotiations regarding amendments to the LLP agreement to facilitate the admission of the Cambridge-based partners into the merged firm.

We helped our client, an international car parts manufacturer, to negotiate contracts with worldwide dealers and distributors. We negotiated and drafted supply agreements with national and international companies in the automotive supply chain, including the preparation of complex manufacturing agreements. These agreements have enabled the business to increase its global footprint while retaining control of its sophisticated brand.

We helped our client, a leading Hertfordshire construction firm to set up a £50 million joint venture agreement with a UK-based self-storage business. The transaction involved negotiating and drafting a multimillion pound loan facility with a venture capitalist, which included a full suite of security documents and a joint venture agreement to govern the 35% shareholding taken by the investor in the new company.


Related Services:

Company formation  Partnership and LLP agreements  

Commercial contracts  Shareholder agreements  

Employee share option schemes Buying, selling or restructuring

Intellectual property

Daniel Burns

Partner and Head of Company Commercial

Rina Sond

Partner specialising in Company Commercial and Intellectual Property

Rina is an outstanding lawyer with the ability to calmly guide the client through difficult and stressful legal situations with proven results. I have engaged the professional services of Rina on a number of occasions as a business owner, and Rina and her team have always delivered, providing an excellent service. She is tactfully astute and a great communicator, and she has an outstanding ability to understand the technicalities of issues and communicates in a clear and precise manner
  • Senior Executive, global technology logistics
  • About: Rina Sond
Rina has been extremely helpful in advising our company on key commercial contracts with both clients and partners. Her knowledge and expertise have enabled us to clearly understand the risks and benefits attached to the contractual agreements we are entering into. Her excellent professional manner has meant that she has been able to engage directly with our clients and their lawyers as an extension to our organisation. We would highly recommend Rina in all aspects related to commercial contracts
  • Director, software technology
  • About: Rina Sond