We will support you with commercial advice on all aspects of running your business and on your relationships with customers and suppliers, and we can draft all those contracts which you require. In particular, we advise on intellectual property, branding, data protection, agency and distribution arrangements, sponsorship, and franchising.
In setting up your new business, you will be faced with a number of key choices with regard to structuring, funding and taxation. We will explain the differences between operating as a sole trader or partnership or incorporating as a company.
Once you have chosen a business structure, we will advise on the best means of regulating relationships between a company, its directors and its shareholders. We will draft bespoke documents to reflect your priorities and to best protect your interests, including your shareholders agreement, articles of association.
Our lawyers regularly advise companies on corporate governance issues, and advise directors and shareholders on their ongoing obligations, duties, and potential liabilities.