Corporate & Commercial
Clients praise the firm's ‘outstanding work ethic’ as well as its ‘resourcefulness’ and ‘in-depth knowledge of the subject matter'.
BWB's corporate and commercial team operates predominantly in the small to mid cap market where we have extensive experience and a client focused approach that is greatly valued by clients and recognised in the market.
Our growing team advises on corporate and commercial transactions across a diverse range of sectors, with notable experience in technology & media, financial services and health & social care. That experience allows us to operate efficiently and with confidence.
We are ‘green light’ corporate and commercial lawyers giving robust practical advice on how to achieve what you want and not what the legal obstacles are in your way. This approach is valued by clients who recognise how we operate to help them achieve their business objectives.
We provide the necessary level of support to build long-standing relationships. With some 100 lawyers, including 30 partners, across the firm we are large enough to provide a full range of core business law services yet, small enough to provide a personal service to every client. This enables us to provide our clients with a high quality, cost-effective service tailored to their needs.
Our reputation is acknowledged independently by both of the leading guides for the legal profession for:
• Lower mid-market M&A deals (Chambers UK)
• M&A smaller deals up to £50m (Legal 500 UK)
Our Global Reach
Many of our corporate and commercial clients operate on a global basis. We provide a seamless multijurisdictional service through our network of trusted associate firms. Over a number of years, we have built up deep relationships with these firms and reach out only to those specialists who we know can provide legal advice of the highest quality demanded by our clients.
For recent examples of our work see Corporate & Commercial Recent Transactions
Our Corporate Services
We provide a full range of transactional and corporate law services. Our strengths on the transactional side are in mergers & acquisitions, private equity & venture capital and advising on equity capital markets with a particular focus on the AIM and PLUS-SX markets.
Key areas of our corporate practice include:
- Mergers & acquisitions
- Equity capital markets
- MBOs & MBIs
- Shareholders’ agreements
- Banking and finance
- Corporate governance
- Directors’ duties
- Corporate Tax
- Private equity & venture capital
- Group reorganisations & restructuring
- Joint ventures
- Social finance
- Boardroom & shareholder disputes
- LLPs & partnerships
- Financial services
- Share incentives
Our Commercial Services
We provide a full service to our clients across a broad range of commercial matters which businesses may encounter, from advising on multi-million pound outsourcing projects to supply and distribution agreements of all kinds. We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor our service to meet our clients' needs.
Key areas of our commercial practice include:
- Commercial contracts of all kinds
- Agency & distribution arrangements
- Competition law
- E-business including website terms & conditions
- Terms & conditions of business
- Outsourcing arrangements
- Technology contracts
- Privacy law
- Franchising contracts
- Licensing agreements