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Company and 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
- Buying, selling and restructuring your business
- Partnership and Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) agreements
- Commercial contracts
- 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
- Franchise agreements
- Dispute settlement
- Company governance
- Company secretarial services
Meet the Head of Company and Commercial – Rina Sond
Rina is the head of Longmores’ company and commercial practice. She joined the firm in 2014 following a career in both regional and City firms.
What does she like about working for Longmores?
“It’s great to be part of a department that comprises such a strong and cohesive team, a wide range of complementary skills and a depth of experience.”
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.
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