Our Corporate Team assists companies of varying sizes across a range of corporate transactions. We invest time to understand what you want to achieve.
We have work with companies from entrepreneurial start-ups to major international organisations, advising on corporate transactions, including M&A, reorganisations, venture capital, cross-border transactions, private equity investments, IPOs and joint ventures and restructurings. We are well versed in banking and finance, corporate governance and corporate tax. We pride ourselves on our specialist knowledge and depth of team providing a nationally regarded practice.
We focus on finding solutions rather than problems. We invest time to understand what you want to achieve and then apply our expertise and experience to make you succeed. Many of our lawyers have worked in-house, on secondment, or have previous industry expertise which means we understand the challenges you face and work with you to deliver practical, timely solutions.
EU and Competition
We advise on merger control issues arising in significant national and international corporate transactions and have the experience to help your business in this complex and highly regulated area. Due to our presence on the Crown Commercial Services Legal Framework, we have also secured instructions from government departments and agencies on complex competition, procurement and State a
Contract Management Services
Built on over 10 years of industry experience, Ruby Datum offers the next generation in online data room and contract management services. Whether you need a data room for a corporate transaction or somewhere to store, track and manage your contracts, Ruby Datum’s focus on the essentials makes our platform faster, sleeker and better value for money.
We cover a wide range of financial services activities (with particular focus on operating outside the perimeter of regulation) including deposit taking, lending, insurance (long term and general), reinsurance and alternative risk transfer, intermediation, trading (securities, derivatives and forex), corporate finance, wealth management (advisory and investment management), fund formation and oper
Partnerships & LLPs
We advises on all aspects of law relating to general partnerships, limited liability partnerships and limited partnerships. Our clients include businesses in all sectors but primarily professional services firms, institutional investment funds, manufacturing, charitable organisations and a very wide range of family businesses.
Equity Capital Markets
Our highly experienced and nationally regarded team advises listed companies, sponsors, nomads, and brokers on a wide range of matters such as IPOs, takeovers, secondary issues and mergers and acquisitions, as well as providing advice on regulatory and compliance issues including under the AIM Rules and UK Takeover Code.
Growing your business
Our team can help your business take the next step in its growth, whatever that looks like. Our experts can advise you on fundraising (seed, crowd funding, VC, growth) through to M&A and listings, help you protect your intellectual property and brand, and navigate the quickly evolving regulatory framework concerning data privacy and consumer protection.
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- Corporate governance – recent reforms
- Ashfords LLP advises Route1 on its seed expansion round
- Ashfords LLP Invest in Route 1
- Patience is a virtue – government policy on growth finance
- Ashfords lead on Plymouth Nursery multi-million Pound Deal
- Ashfords advise BGF on £3million Ruroc deal
- Corporate governance reforms – recent developments
- IR35 - where are we now?
- Ashfords LLP ranks 2nd in Europe for Venture Capital in PitchBook rankings
- EMI EU State Aid Approval