Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Our corporate department advises on the following matters:

Company Law and Procedure
Operating a business as a private limited company or otherwise as a plc requires compliance with a multitude of company regulations and legislation. Company law is complex  We are happy to advise you on the formalities of running a company and on whether you have correctly followed the relevant procedures.

We can assist you with the following matters:

  • Board/Company Meetings
  • Changes of Company Name
  • Share Issues
  • Share Option Agreements
  • Creation of Employee Share Schemes (CSOP’s, EMI’s, SAYE, and EBT’s)
  • Increases or Reduction of Share Capital
  • Minority Shareholders Protection and Rights
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • The Appointment and Dismissal of Company Directors
  • Directors Duties
  • Company Secretarial Services
  • Preparation of New or Amended Memorandum and Articles of Association

Business Sales / Purchases and Transfers
We can deal with any sales and purchases of a business no matter how large or complicated the transaction. Whether you are disposing of or purchasing a company or selling or buying a business in an asset transaction, we can prepare Share Sale Agreements and Asset Sale Agreements to suit your requirements.  We are happy to advise you on the most efficient transactional method and we can provide expert advice to deal with the following:

  • Share Acquisition and Disposal
  • Business Asset Acquisition and Disposal
  • Management Buy Out / In
  • Sale of Goodwill
  • Mergers / De-Mergers
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Property Transfer
  • Exclusivity / Lock-Out Agreements
  • Heads of Terms
  • Legal Due Diligence
  • Joint Ventures
  • Venture Capital / Investments

Joint Venture and Shareholder Agreements
Multi party joint venture agreements or using a single purpose joint venture vehicle are ideal in bringing together entrepreneurial entities for a defined business purpose.  Shareholder Agreements regulate the obligations and entitlements of the owners of private limited companies.  We can assist with preparing these agreements.

Company Restructuring
In the business world it is important to review your business structure to ensure your business assets are protected and to improve and build your business. We can advise you on all aspects of restructuring, company planning and group formation including the following matters:

  • Group Formation
  • Creation of Parent or Holding Company
  • Creation of Subsidiary Companies
  • Creation of New Classes of Shares
  • Re-Designation of Share Capital
  • Sub-Division of Share Capital
  • Company Own Purchase of Shares
  • Mergers / De-Mergers
  • Issue of Company Securities
  • Capitalisation and Bonus Issues of Shares
  • Rights Issues
  • Business Succession Planning / Exit Strategies

Corporate Finance
It is crucial for most companies to have effective finance in place to ensure the smooth running of the business. We can assist clients with entering into new banking and / or financing arrangements which is a complex area. is an administrative and complex procedure.

We can deal with the following:

  • Dealing with Venture Capital Firms
  • Negotiations with Banks and / or Other Financiers
  • Advising On and Approving Bank Facility and Security Documentation
  • Refinancing
  • Loan and Credit Agreements
  • Preparation of Bespoke Security Documentation
  • Legal Charges
  • Debentures
  • Personal Guarantees
  • Inter-Company Guarantees
  • Deeds of Priority Between Banks
  • Registration Formalities
  • Venture Capital

Company and Partnership Dissolution/Insolvency
When a business faces financial problems we can advise you and the company’s directors on what your options and responsibilities are in keeping the business running or whether you need to take the step of insolvency or dissolution.

We can deal with the following:

  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Bankruptcy
  • Administrations
  • Liquidations
  • Directors’ Duties and Obligations
  • Company Voluntary Arrangements
  • Retention of Title Claims by Suppliers of Goods
  • Distributions of Assets on a Voluntary Winding Up
  • Acquiring Businesses from Administrators and Liquidators
  • Receivership

If you would like assistance with any type of company or commercial matter, then please contact us for a no obligation quote by either sending us an email via our “Contact Us” page or email us at info@saffronsolicitors.com or alternatively call us on 0121 454 9040.