Corporate law has been saved
Our corporate team specialise in supporting technology companies and digital businesses as they expand. We love to watch our private corporate clients grow into leaders in their sector.
We’ll advise you on straightforward corporate structuring, mergers & acquisitions and complex deals involving highly technical earn-outs or warranty protections. We’re also on hand to support everyday governance, regulatory and compliance issues, leaving you to get on with your commercial activities. Our clients include global technology giants, fast growth unicorns and venture funds.
Corporate and commercial law: non-transactional
Deloitte Legal provides a full range of intra-group corporate and commercial law services from complex advisory services related to major business life events (including carve-outs, post-merger integration, operational restructuring, group simplification and managed exit) and restructuring contractual arrangements between group companies, through to general secretarial services.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Providing clients with a full range of M&A transactional support
We advise serial acquirers, funds, public and innovative growth companies including start-ups, on UK and cross-border transactional activity across the value spectrum including acquisitions, divestments, reverse mergers and spinoffs. Our team will guide you through all stages of the transaction, from evaluation and structuring through to diligence, execution and post-closing integration.
We combine our M&A expertise with market leading specialist teams focused on technology and life-science contracts, executive compensation and benefits, tax, accounting, privacy and security, intellectual property and related sectors so that we can offer an end-to-end, multidisciplinary M&A proposition.
Our M&A team is well respected by clients and peers alike achieving a Tier 1 ranking for M&A in the Legal 500.
We provide a broad range of services to emerging companies in technology and life sciences (and their investors including funds and corporates). We distinguish ourselves through our understanding of how technology and life-science businesses are formed, financed, grow (including internationally) and achieve an exit either through M&A or an IPO. We work with a number of the UK’s leading fast growth businesses. We provide guidance at all stages of a company’s lifecycle including on business model issues and on fundraising strategy.
Advising on alternative structures such as partnerships and joint ventures
We advise on partnerships such as traditional partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs). We can also help establish all types of joint ventures, from simple strategic alliances to complex jointly owned special purpose vehicles. We have the expertise to help address tricky issues such as tax structuring, financial contributions, patent/technology licences and governance matters with all alternative structure models.
Practical advice and assistance throughout the feasibility, planning/design, development and implementation phases of domestic UK and global intra-group reorganisations.
A team of true specialists in Corporate Reorganisation, our UK team has worked in the space for more than 50 years. As well as providing English corporate law advice, we manage global projects providing a single point of contact for clients.
The UK team is currently ranked Tier 2 in International Business Reorganisations for Legal 500 UK 2021. Rachel Hossack is listed as a ‘Leading Individual’ and Nirosha Perera is listed as a ‘Next Generation Partner’.
Insolvency and restructuring
Supporting all stakeholders
We advise distressed companies and their directors, their shareholders and their lenders as well as any potential purchasers and administrators. Our experience covers both UK and multi-jurisdictional insolvency issues. We can help you understand your directors’ duties and responsibilities, develop restructuring plans or schemes of arrangement, turnarounds and out-of-court work-outs, renegotiate capital structures and undertake formal insolvency procedures.
Legal Entity Management and Governance
Confidence in your group structure
The evolution of the global regulatory environment and the growing complexity of the structure of organisations has led businesses to seek the services of subject-matter experts to manage and minimise complexity, and to navigate the regulatory landscape. We have a range of innovatively delivered Legal Entity Management and Governance solutions which offer an enhanced visibility of a corporate’s structure.