Our commercial team has wide expertise in dealing with professional practices, both large and small, and complex structures such as limited disclosure rules and tax transparency. In addition we have set up partnerships, drafted key documents for partners and members and have conducted mergers.
The LLP is a well-established form for professionals of all kinds and we have advised a number of clients on conversion from traditional partnership to LLP. It is also an important structure for a variety of joint venture investment projects. Our commercial team has in-depth knowledge and expertise in advising clients on the use, formation and operation of LLPs, traditional partnerships, and the lesser known limited partnership.
Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy and entrepreneurs, and many from outside of the UK see London and the UK as a welcoming environment to set up business.
The first question for a new enterprise will be about business structures: whether to trade as an individual, form a partnership, joint venture or set up a company?
We have years of experience in setting up businesses often supported by Business Angels, Venture Capital Trusts or Private Equity. Generous tax breaks are now available if certain criteria are met under the Enterprise Incentive Scheme (EIS) or the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and tax planning can ensure that Entrepreneurs Relief and other benefits should be available.
We are members of the UK Business Angels Association and work with Angel News.
As a business grows we provide advice on shareholders agreements, joint ventures, merger and acquisitions, finance and corporate governance together with tax, employment, real estate and intellectual property protection.