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Full advisory and practical support service on all areas of corporate law for private sector businesses and public sector organisations.

Corporate Law, like business itself, is not just about processing transactions and conducting activities. At its most successful level, it is about adding value, delivering genuine service and providing measurable value for money.

At Weightmans, our service is based exclusively on helping our clients to achieve their commercial and organisational goals. As a client, you can therefore expect that service to be effective, proactive and co-operative. We work with you as part of your team to ensure that the value of your business and the services you offer is optimised.

We provide a comprehensive range of legal services, with a particular focus on corporate transactional work, including mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs and buy-ins, and trade sales and disposals. We also handle company formations, re-organisations and re-structuring, joint ventures, shareholders agreements and investment agreements.

We offer advice on general company law compliance and corporate governance including advice to companies and boards on the nature and effect of the implementation of the 2006 Companies Act.

We advise on a wide range of share schemes and other employee incentives, from EMI schemes to more bespoke individual arrangements.

Our dedicated team of corporate transactional lawyers work closely with other advisers where appropriate. As a major national firm, we can bring in supporting services from our employment, property, commercial litigation and regulatory teams, with particular regard to due diligence. Where this happens, we ensure a seamless service with one principal contact.

Our clients include UK and International quoted and private companies, public sector organisations, SMEs, banks, investment funds, management teams and entrepreneurs. Where international jurisdictions are involved, there are inevitably important divergences of approach and meaning which we take care to ensure are thoroughly understood at the outset by our clients. We are also able to call on our international network of law firms to support clients in most key commercial centres worldwide.

They are good communicators and provide clear, commercially driven advice with sound legal reasoning. They are results driven whilst still remaining sympathetic to the challenges for the client.
Chambers & Partners 2016

Weightmans LLP advised Slush Puppie on its acquisition of Beverage Concepts Benelux, and acted for on an investment by Bridges Ventures.

The 'hardworking' team at Weightmans LLP advised Conlon & Sons (Opticians) on the sale of its business to Vision Express. Other clients include Bibby Group, Sonoco, ANS Group, and Huws Gray.

Weightmans LLP provides a 'very high level of service'.

Noted for its 'responsive, commercial advice', Weightmans LLP assisted the Motor Insurers' Bureau in relation to the MyLicence Project, advising on IT aspects and data sharing arrangements with the DVLA. It also has a strong video game developer client base.

Legal 500 2015

Paul Raftery
"Our service is based on what is important to our client, not providing a reactive and typically legal service"
Paul Raftery

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