Corporate Solicitors & Corporate lawyers & Corporate law firms
Summerfield Browne Solicitors are corporate solicitors authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We are a modern and progressive law firm, and we use cutting edge technology in the delivery and provision of legal services, which significantly reduces our overheads, and which means we offer very competitive fee rates. Why not call us for a fee quote today?
What distinguishes us from many other corporate lawyers, is that we deliver legal services by combining the best aspects of the traditional law firm, with a flexible consultancy based legal services model. This means that in addition to having employed lawyers, we also have consultants, who work remotely, and by using the latest IT and legal technology, can deliver fast and effective legal services.
Our business model means that clients have the option of choosing either, remote delivery of legal services which is simple, effective and cost efficient, or alternatively, the more traditional delivery of legal services via meetings in person at either, our serviced offices, or at the client's business premises.
With the exception of our administrative headquarters, we only use serviced offices for basic needs, such as telephone answering. Any additional fees for meetings are only incurred on an "as and when" used basis, which means that we do not incur many of the significant property overheads, which are incurred by other more traditional law firms.Our corporate solicitors provide the following corporate legal advice:
Company mergers and acquisitions - our corporate lawyers act for buyers and sellers looking to buy or sell businesses, buy or sell companies or buy or sell shares. In addition to advising on transactional documentation, we assist with either conducting due diligence, or alternatively responding to due diligence enquiries, to enable you to evaluate whether to proceed with the transaction. If you don’t have a potential buyer or seller, then we can also advise on the options available to you in order to find a suitable party. We can also assist in advising on an appropriate transaction structures, however in general we work with tax accountants on this, since tax is generally the overwhelming consideration in determining the transaction structure.
Corporate reorganisation and restructuring - if you are looking to reorganise or restructure your business whether for tax, financial or other reasons we can assist
Corporate Joint Ventures including Shareholder Agreements - Are you considering a collaboration with another party? If so one of your options would be to set up a joint venture company. Our corporate solicitors can assist with this, and we can also draft a shareholders agreement, to regulate the rights and obligations of the joint venture parties. You may also need to consider transferring and/ or licensing assets to the company, and you will also need to evaluate how much working capital should be contributed by the parties, to get the venture up and running. In addition one of the joint venture parties may need to provide back office support to the company, particularly in the early stages.
Partnerships - this tends to be the alternative structure to a joint venture company, and may take several forms including a general partnership, a limited partnership and also an LLP. Our specialist team can provide guidance on the most appropriate partnership structure and draft a partnership agreement and any other associated documentation
Corporate governance and director's duties - our corporate lawyers have significant experience of advising on corporate governance matters generally, including director's duties and shareholder rights and obligations
Company formation and company secretarial support - if you are looking to set up a company, we can assist you with it. We can also provide company secretarial support including corporate governance guidance
Share Option Schemes including EMI schemes - we can advise on the different types of share options and draft the most appropriate option agreement and scheme rules
Private Equity, Venture Capital and Investments - our corporate lawyers act for investors and also management teams, and draft and negotiate investment agreements in relation to private equity, venture capital and investment transactions generally. We can assist with negotiating the terms of any investment, which may be determined in part by conducting necessary due diligence, or responding to due diligence enquiries. Our corporate solicitors have extensive experience of advising on the terms of an investment agreement including negotiating suitable warranty protection, or alternatively limiting the liability under the warranties, and also drafting the terms of any ongoing shareholder rights and obligations.
MBO, MBI and BIMBO – our corporate solicitors advise on management buyouts (MBO), management buy ins (MBI) and also buy in management buyouts (BIMBO). We generally work with tax accountants to structure the transaction, and then draft and negotiate the legal documentation.
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OFFICES AND GEOGRAPHIC AREAS SERVICED BY US
We have offices in London, Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford (all by appointment only) and our administrative office is in Market Harborough, Leicester, Leicestershire.
All correspondence and post should be sent to our Administrative office in Market Harborough and we shall not be liable in the event that correspondence is sent elsewhere.
We provide legal services all over England and Wales.
Please visit our Contact page and submit an enquiry form or contact us on 0800 567 7595 or if you are telephoning from a mobile on 01858 414284 or by email at [email protected]
Alternatively, you can contact each of our offices on 020 3292 1306 (London); 0121 259 0005 (Birmingham); 01223 420252 (Cambridge); 01865 784098 (Oxford); 01858 414284 (Market Harborough); 0116 208 1495 (Leicester).
0800 567 7595