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Our commercial and company department advises on a whole range of commercial transactions, from buying and selling small businesses to company acquisitions and disposals. The department benefits from its ability to co-ordinate the experience and skills of other members of the practice and where necessary those of outside professions in providing specialist legal advice on a practical basis.


The department advises on the following matters:


Company acquisitions and disposals


Management buy outs


Formations, reconstructions and reorganisations of companies including intra-group company asset transfers and company restorations


Transfer and licensing of technology including copyrights, patents and the protection of computer software


Commercial agreements including agency, distributorship and franchising agreements; business and assets sales and purchases; conditions of trading and consumer credit




Joint ventures


Loan and security law including mortgages, debentures and charges and venture and development capital loans and grants


Pension schemes


Shareholder agreements


Taxation relating to commercial transactions


Share capital reduction and buy back schemes


For further information, please contact

Andrew Hiett on 0161 834 4215