Company Commercial Solicitors

We provide strategic legal insights that add value to your business

Our highly talented company commercial team offer a depth of expertise with a wealth of combined experience across a wide range of corporate and commercial law.

Members of our team have worked with a diverse array of clients, from local SMEs to large corporations and global businesses, dealing with everything from straightforward commercial contracts and agreements to complex, high value corporate transactions.

We are ranked by leading client guide the Legal 500 for our Corporate and Commercial expertise, as well as for related areas including Commercial Property, Commercial Litigation and Employment Law.

Our typical work includes:

  • Corporate transactions (mergers and acquisitions, business sales and investments, corporate financing, share buybacks etc.)
  • Shareholder relations (shareholders’ agreements, articles of association and share options etc.)
  • Business restructuring (group restructuring, moving assets within groups etc.)
  • Commercial contracts and agreements (drafting, reviewing and negotiating terms)
  • Intellectual property law (IP protection, licensing and dispute resolution)

Offering more than just standard business legal advice, our company commercial solicitors understand the wider strategic implications of the different decisions that clients face and will always factor this into the solutions we offer.

We can ensure any deal you make or action you take matches your overall business goals, providing high level guidance on your commercial objectives, as well as dealing with the nitty-gritty legal details that can easily trip up a business and cause serious problems if not handled correctly.

Ultimately, clients trust us for the results we achieve, adding real world value to their businesses while delivering first-class client service that makes dealing with our team seamless and hassle-free.

Case Studies

  • Share Sales of care homes  Longmores assisted a private seller in the sale of various properties which were further developed and sold to an asset management company. There were various share sale and property documents involved, including a service level agreement for our client to continue to run the care homes on an ongoing basis. This work involved the Company Commercial and Commercial Property teams working closely together.
  • Sale of haulage company The Longmores’ corporate team acted for the shareholders of a long-established and well-known haulage, distribution, logistics and warehousing company on their sale of the entire issued share capital. The company has a well-regarded management team which remains in place post-completion.
  • Investment in sports media company Longmores acted on the purchase of shares and investment in a well-known sports news company to an Hungarian buyer. The combined share purchase and investment results in the buyer/investor acquiring a majority interest in the target company. Michael Budd lead the transaction along with Rina Sond, Richard Gvero and Miranda Mulligan.
  • Sale of lettings business The corporate team at Longmores acted for the buyer of a Stockport-based lettings business. The buyer, based in Greater Manchester, and a well-established name in the lettings business, has added the business to its existing lettings business.
  • Asset sale of a garden centre Longmores assisted three sellers on an asset sale of a garden centre and nursery based in Bedfordshire worth over £1.3m. The sale involved a transfer of employees and a new lease being entered into by the buyers, who have previously acquired other similar sized garden centres. Rina Sond led the transaction along with Richard Gvero.

Speak to our company commercial solicitors

To discuss your company commercial law needs with our smart, highly experienced legal experts, please get in touch.

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Our corporate law services

Corporate law is complex, with businesses needing to balance their interests against protecting themselves legally and navigating an ever-changing regulatory landscape.

Our corporate lawyers offer heavyweight expertise that they can bring to bear on your behalf, so you can be confident that every angle has been considered, with no opportunity or potential problem overlooked.

Whether you are looking to grow, restructure or deal with an internal issue, are planning your exit or need help with any other corporate law matter, we can make sure it is handled the right way. Our corporate law experts will work with you to maximise the value of your business interests, while minimising the risk of potential problems.

Matters our corporate law solicitors can assist with include:

  • Business mergers and acquisitions
  • Selling a business
  • Company share sales
  • Business investments
  • Corporate financing
  • Company constitutional matters
  • Shareholder relations

Need help with a corporate transaction, business restructuring, corporate finance or any other aspect of corporate law? Please contact Partner and Head of Company Commercial Michael Budd.

Our commercial law services

Our commercial law solicitors are experts in dealing with business contracts and agreements, as well as many aspects of intellectual property law. As such, we are the go-to firm for many local businesses and those further afield looking to establish profitable business relationships, protect against the risk of legal disputes and successfully exploit their intellectual property (IP).

Commercial contracts and agreements

Commercial contracts and agreements are the cornerstone of any business, defining the way they work with suppliers, customers and partner businesses. They tend to be very long and complicated documents, however, so it really pays to get expert advice. That way you can be confident you fully understand what you are agreeing to and any unintended implications.

We can help with all aspects of commercial contracts and agreements, including:

  • Drafting contracts and agreements
  • Reviewing contracts and agreements you have been asked to sign
  • Negotiating contracts and agreements
  • Exiting commercial contracts and agreements

Intellectual property law

Most businesses have intellectual property (IP), whether that is just their brand name and logo, or more complicated assets, such as product designs and databases. Effectively protecting your IP is essential to secure and defend your market position, while you may also need to be ready to effectively exploit your IP where the opportunity presents itself.

Getting expert legal advice can enable your business to trade safe in the knowledge nobody can illegally infringe upon or exploit your IP, while also allowing you to licence your IP in a way that lets you profit from it, while staying legally secure.

Our intellectual property law expertise includes:

  • Intellectual property protection
  • IP licensing
  • Intellectual property disputes

Looking for immediate advice on a commercial contract, intellectual property or any other area of commercial law? Please contact us.

Our company and commercial legal advice fees

Cost is an essential issue to consider for any business and we want our fees and pricing structure to reflect this.

Where appropriate, we are able to handle some matters, such as drafting straightforward business contracts, on a fixed fee or capped fee basis. This allows you to budget with precision.

For more complex matters where ongoing support is required, we will work to an agreed hourly rate dependent on the level of expertise needed. We will provide a clear cost estimate at the outset and any additional expenditure will be agreed in advance, so you always stay in control.

To find out more about our company commercial fees and to request a cost estimate, please get in touch.

Speak to our company commercial solicitors in Hertford

To discuss your company commercial law needs with our smart, highly experienced legal experts, please get in touch.

01992 300333                     Ask a question


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