Corporate & Commercial

Corporate & Commercial

Contact our specialists in this area:

01483 796001

Corporate and commercial work is at the core of Cheyney Goulding’s practice.

Our team of lawyers advise on a broad range of corporate and commercial legal matters including:

Corporate and partnership advisory

We advise those who run and own businesses of their duties and potential liabilities, helping directors, shareholders and partners navigate the regulatory framework applicable to them. 

Corporate advisory matters include the following:

  • Board disputes
  • Company secretarial advice
  • Company constitutional issues (articles of association, shareholders agreements etc)
  • Corporate governance
  • Day-to-day regulatory compliance
  • Directors’ duties
  • Financial distress and insolvency
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Share capital (issues, buy-backs, reductions and restructurings)
  • Investor/shareholder relations

For partnerships (including limited partnerships) this includes:

  • Partners or members agreements
  • New partners
  • Retirement or expulsion of partners and dissolution agreements
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Limiting liability
  • Acquisitions, sales and mergers
  • Conversion of partnerships to companies or Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)
  • Use of partnerships and LLPs for investment, tax or other structuring purposes

Mergers and Acquisitions

From Cheyney Goulding expertise and in depth knowledge and experience can advise business on the transactional side of things. Negotiation and managing the transaction to ensure it is moving forward. Ensuring due diligence, disclosure, warranties, agreements, indemnities. Fit for purpose proportionate to the deal.

Areas of work include:

  • Share sales and purchases
  • Mergers
  • Asset sales and purchases
  • Corporate restructuring 
  • Management buy-outs and buy-ins

Commercial Agreements

Commercial agreements underpin business relationships with customers, suppliers and with the people who are part of the business itself such as employees or investors.  It is crucial to a business that such terms are appropriately recorded in a formal agreement.

Ensuring Business risk assessment crucial to protection and also gearing up for sale in due diligence 

Areas of work include:

  • E-Commerce issues
  • Supply Terms and Conditions of trading
  • Tenders
  • Advertising, marketing and sponsorship agreements
  • Agreements for software development and licensing
  • Confidentiality (non-disclosure agreements)
  • Data protection, privacy and freedom of information
  • Distribution and agency agreements 
  • Franchise agreements
  • Manufacturing and supply agreements
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Publishing and media agreements
  • Rights acquisition and licensing
  • Shareholder agreements
  • LLP agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Directors service contracts

Joint Ventures and Start ups

Fundraisings, Venture Capital and Private Equity, Investment, Raising finance, corporate finance and banking

Share Schemes including Tax Favoured Share Option Schemes such as Employee Management Incentive Schemes

Annual Company Secretary Service

  • Company registers and books are maintained
  • All filing requirements with Companies House
  • Compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

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