Company & Commercial
We have considerable experience in a wide variety of corporate and commercial transactions. In all these transactions we pride ourselves on delivering a high quality, partner-led service at reasonable cost.
Teams are fashionable and expensive; our philosophy is to restrict the number of lawyers involved in a transaction to a minimum with one main point of contact to avoid confusion, provide continuity, improve communication and produce a better and more cost effective outcome overall.
We work with – and for – a broad range of companies, businesses, partnerships and other organisations in many industry sectors, including motor dealerships, computer software, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, property and manufacturing. We also work with individuals, offering tailored advice according to their specific business needs and objectives. We pride ourselves on developing close, personal and long-term relationships with our clients.
Our experienced company and commercial department has considerable knowledge and expertise in all aspects of company and commercial transactions, with a particular focus on:-
Business and company sales – we deal regularly with these transactions. We bring a practical approach as well as having the technical skills and our main focus is in protecting the sale price for sellers.
Business and company purchases (including management-led acquisitions) – we handle a number of these transactions each year. Our aim is to combine legal skills with a pragmatic approach concentrating on the overall commercial objectives of the client.
Our work is diverse, however, covering a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including:-
- Business sales and purchases
- Company formation and restructuring
- Company sales, mergers and acquisitions
- Management “buy outs” and “buy ins”
- Shareholders’ agreements (often underestimated by business owners – identifying the issues and dealing with them is a particular expertise of ours)
- Directors’ service agreements
- Joint ventures
- Companies Act 2006 requirements and implications
- Share option agreements
- Partnership agreements, conversion to a Limited Liability Partnership and dissolution
- Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
- Supply contracts
- Terms and conditions of business
- Software/licence/support agreements
- Manufacturing agreements
- Marketing agreements
- Franchise agreements
- Dealership agreements
- Agency agreements
- Outsourcing agreements
- Funding transactions and third party investment
- Commercial disputes and mediation
All businesses need commercial agreements which are often fundamental to their success; our focus is in identifying the issues and your essential interests and then create clear agreements which protect them fully.
My daughter and I can highly recommend the services of Coole Bevis. We are especially grateful to Mina Mikhail and Chris Clifton-Moore who have handled our company legal matters with great skill and efficiency and at a very reasonable price.
RB & EB
Aman Johal was our lead solicitor on our recent commercial property sale. A difficult and capricious buyer meant the process was subject to multiple delays and complications, eventually taking nearly a year to complete. Throughout this time Aman’s calm approach, commitment and communications were exemplary and kept everything on course, ultimately steering the sale through to a successful conclusion. We are happy to recommend him.
Mr & Mrs S., Hove