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We know that effective planning and a determination to see it through are critical to the success of any reorganisation.

Operational business efficiencies, sale preparation, post-acquisition integration, tax and financial planning and legal entity rationalisation can all be behind a corporate reorganisation. Having a legal team that understands this makes all the difference.

As one of the leading corporate teams operating outside of London, we provide clear, commercially focused advice to support our clients through reorganisations,  from capital reductions and share buy-backs to the radical reshaping of a large corporate group. We have tangible experience of them all and apply this to each individual case.

We understand that the business world is no longer limited to our local areas. That’s why our work frequently involves multiple jurisdictions, as well as a wide range of UK and overseas advisers (both legal and tax). You’re looking for us to be flexible; to step up and take on the project management role for the whole transaction, when needed. Or to work within a team, focusing on the UK law aspects of reorganisations only. 

We’ll even recommend additional experience if you need it – drawing on our established network of trusted international law firm partners, or bringing in additional knowledge on contractual issues, real estate, pensions, employment and regulatory matters. Whatever it takes, we want to make sure things progress to the right conclusion in an efficient and joined-up manner. Because our teams are built to suit your needs, we demonstrate our commitment to delivering an exceptional client experience at every step.

 “[The team] always focus on the specific concern at hand and comes up with practical solutions.”

Chambers & Partners Guide (UK)

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T:+44 (0)191 2799842

What we do

We provide advice on:

  • Planning a reorganisation
  • Consents and approvals
  • Company law issues including directors' duties
  • Capital reductions
  • Share buy backs
  • Returns of capital and distributions in kind
  • Financial assistance
  • Tax 

Examples of work

  • We advised Huntsman on multiple group reorganisations, including project managing several European group reorganisations.
  • We advised NICE Systems in relation to internal corporate reorganisations (including a number of capital reductions) intended to facilitate the financing of acquisitions.
  • We advised digital bank Atom on strategic partnership with BBVA and its £135 million fundraising.
  • We advised RES in relation to corporate governance issues and a reorganisation of its group of companies (including companies in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Ireland and France).
  • We advised Sumitomo Corporation on the reorganisation of the UK Oil & Gas group and sale of reorganised group to Ithaca Energy for $180 million.
  • We advised a leading global software provider on a £1 billion multi-jurisdictional group reorganisation.

Clients include: Huntsman, Melrose, NICE Systems, REG Windpower, RES, SABIC, Sage Group, Sumitomo Corporation, Vitol and VT Group.