Setting up a business

We can give you the advice you need to set up your business on solid foundations. We will point you in the right direction on all areas that you need to consider, including corporate governance documents, employment contracts, property leases and basic trading terms of business.

You could also be a business seeking to enter the UK market – we can help you make those challenging first steps and support you on your journey.

Agreements between owners

Whatever your chosen business structure, we can help you put in place important agreements to regulate the relationship between the owners and managers. Whether these take the form of articles of association, shareholders’ agreements, LLP agreements or partnership agreements, we can advise you on the key matters to cover. These are typically: admission of new owners, transfers of ownership (voluntary and compulsory transfers), decision-making, minority protection, funding the business, sharing income and capital benefits, how to resolve disagreements between owners, protecting the goodwill of the business and planning your eventual exit.

Our team of corporate lawyers is very experienced in helping companies and shareholders, addressing these points and designing a framework to give your business the best chance of success.

Joint ventures

If you are partnering with another business whether on research and development or sharing complimentary technologies, products or services to fill a market opportunity, we can help you minimise the risks and maximise the benefits.


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