Corporate Structure & Formation

Corporate Structure & Formation

When setting up a business there is a great deal to consider such as a business plan, financing, operations, support and a multitude of other items all required to ensure a successful venture.

However the most important first step is deciding the most appropriate structure for your business that will facilitate development from the initial start-up stage to growth and profit later down the line.

Our team of corporate Solicitors can assist with practical advice on the best business structure suitable for your venture, with guidance that extends past set up but to support your new business long term and capitalise on every opportunity.

Traditional business structures we have worked on are some of the following;

  • LLP (Limited Liability Partnerships)
  • LTD (Private Limited Company)
  • PLC (Public Limited Company)
  • Sole Trader
  • Partnership

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There are many reasons why you may need to restructure your business, often the economy changes and your business needs to adapt, or due to growth you need to better manage your business through reviewing and making efficiencies to sustain expansion.

Whatever the reason it is important that effective strategic planning is used when restructuring, with particular consideration given to tax and the legalities involved.

Our corporate team can assist in optimising businesses and working with you to reach your objectives for restructuring, using significant experience in law, finance and business to ensure that you make the best possible choices for your company.

We can assist with a variety of aspects including the following;

  • Share reclassification
  • Share buy backs
  • Equity release
  • Covenant waivers
  • Fundraising
  • Amending Articles of Association
  • Exit strategies
  • Internal staff structures
  • Demergers
  • Business reviews
  • Negotiated restructurings for insolvency purposes
  • Company improvements for security of creditors
  • Tax efficiencies
  • Debt negotiations

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Setting up a business can be stressful enough without the added pressure and worry that you may choose a structure that isn’t optimum for your needs. Choosing the appropriate structure is one of the most important first steps you will take in deciding your businesses future and we can assist in making sure you have all the information and straightforward guidance to hand to make an informed decision.

We can assist with

  • Outlining the advantages and disadvantages of each business structure
  • Assistance with preparing and completing the application to register your business
  • Assessment of your business plan with strategic advice
  • Guidance on financing your business and debt avoidance planning
  • Drawing up employee contracts, supplier and referrer contracts
  • Guidance in setting up foreign branches
  • Purchase of company shares
  • Minority shareholder issues
  • Purchase or sale of a business 
  • Articles of Association advice 

Our team have a great deal of experience in all aspects of business, for more information on how we can assist please contact us at


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Corporate Structure
Corporate Structure

When setting up a business, one of the most important first steps you will make is deciding upon a business structure for your venture. Each business is different and there are various structures available all with different benefits, some of which may be more appropriate for your business than others. We can assist you with your business start-up and with choosing the most appropriate structure for you that will support your business through the initial early stages, to development and growth for the future for years to come. With this in mind, below we have outlined the most traditional business structures and their benefits. Limited Liability Partnership Businesses that tradit...

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John Bryant
John Bryant

John is a partner in the firm’s corporate and commercial department. He specialises in acquisitions and IT based joint ventures. He also deals with: group reorganisations and restructurings; advising on all legal issues relating to private limited companies, including director’s duties and shareholder agreements; share buy-backs; and start-ups.

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