A business is a legal entity and needs specialist support throughout its life.

At MW our specialist commercial lawyers are here to assist with tailor made services to meet your business needs whatever the size of your company

 

An acquisition is when one company is bought by another. The buying firm may either carry on as a subsidiary of the company, or its business and assets may be transferred to purchasing company.

When carrying out a sale or purchase transaction, commercial lawyers are required to draft, negotiate and advise on a large number of legal documents. This is to ensure that the deal reached between each party is accurately reflected.

Key Documents

There are 3 key documents that are typical in most acquisition transactions:

  • Heads of Agreement

  • The Sale and Purchase Agreement

  • The Disclosure letter

Disposals

Company disposals occur for a couple of reasons such as, retirement, the next generation of the family are pursuing a different career path or disposal of a non-core division/subsidiary.  Disposals can be very demanding and we are able to relieve the pressures from you and ensure that you receive the best value for your company.

We Can Help

At MW Solicitors, our Mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including commercial clients.

If you need high quality specialist Commercial Lawyers to help you through the Acquisitions or Disposals process, call us today on 0203 551 8500 or email us at enquiries@mwsolicitors.co.uk

 

A Shareholder Agreement is a binding commercial contract which sets out the shareholders’ rights, privileges, protections and obligations.

Advantages of a Shareholders' Agreement

Shareholder Agreements are designed to protect the shareholders’ investment in the company and to establish a fair relationship between all of the shareholders.

  • Greater binding effect in comparison to Articles of Association

  • It is a private document between each of the parties, unlike the Articles of Association which are public documents in the Companies Registration Office

  • No changes can be made to the agreement without a unanimous agreement between all shareholders

Resolving Shareholder Disputes

It is not uncommon for disputes to occur regarding Shareholders’ Agreements, for reasons such as:

  • Conflicts of interest
  • Personality conflicts
  • Differences in opinion on strategy
  • Dividends
  • Breach of duties

We Can Help

At MW Solicitors, our Mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including our commercial clients.

When you are involved in a dispute it can be a stressful and expensive process. Our expert Commercial Solicitors are here to provide pragmatic and cost effective solutions to resolve your disputes as quickly as possible.  Call us today on 0203 551 8500 or email us at enquiries@mwsolicitors.co.uk

A Commercial Contract is a legally binding agreement between parties which outlines the terms of a commercial relationship.

Examples of Commercial Contracts

Commercial contracts can be drawn up between businesses or between a business and their customers to formally agree things like

  • Long term supply agreements
  • Outsourcing contracts 
  • Distribution agreements

The contract is not required to be in writing and therefore it can be either be in writing or as a verbal agreement.

Four Essential Elements to a Commercial Contract

A Commercial contract must contain the following:

  1. The Offer – A pledge by one party to another promising to enter into a contract on set terms.

  2. Acceptance – The explicit agreement to the terms of the offer without any further negotiation.

  3. Consideration – The value exchanged by each party when entering into an agreement.

  4. Intention to create legal relations – The intention by all parties to enter into a legal contract.  Without this, no legally binding agreement can be drawn up.

We Can Help

At MW Solicitors, our Mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including our commercial clients.

If you need help drawing up a commercial contract or need high quality specialist Commercial Legal advice delivered in a timely and cost efficient manner, call us today on 0203 551 8500 or email us at enquiries@mwsolicitors.co.uk

Reorganising your company will almost certainly have huge knock on effects in areas such as employment, redundancy, tax and other essential areas of business.

You may want to reorganise in order to improve efficiency or boost profitability, but it may also be a legal requirement due to the way in which your business has evolved.  Our Commercial Lawyers can help you with a wide range of restructuring advice.

We Can Help

At MW Solicitors, our Mission is "To make quality legal services accessible to everyone" including commercial clients.

If you need high quality specialist Commercial Lawyers to help you to reorganise and meet your legal obligations, call us today on 0203 551 8500 or email us at enquiries@mwsolicitors.co.uk

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