Our strong and experienced corporate law team advises on all aspects of corporate and business law and related areas such as banking, finance and venture capital. In the current economic climate, our ability to combine these specialisms is especially valuable to companies looking to refinance or raise capital.

As well as general advisory work for our corporate clients, we can:

  • guide business start-ups and spin-outs from creation to sale, helping prepare memorandum and articles of association, shareholders agreements , negotiate contracts, comply with regulation, and protect intellectual property
  • help companies at all stages to refinance or raise venture capital
  • offer specialist advice on restructuring a company, including mergers and acquisitions, MBOs, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and reorganisation
  • help people looking to sell or acquire a business, working closely with other professionals such as accountants, and project managing transactions.

One aspect of law for which we are well known is working within the education sector to commercialise research projects. The corporate law team works closely day-to-day with our education and intellectual property teams in this sector.

If you would like to be kept up to date with issues and challenges facing Scottish businesses join our Corporate and Technology Legal News Group on LinkedIn.

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What is a trade mark anyway?

14 November 2014

Trade marks or brands are designed to be used by businesses to differentiate their goods from those supplied by other businesses. In essence, it is a stamp to say “I made this”.

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“For the times they are a-changin”

11 November 2014

The Scottish Law Commission has been considering a number of changes to Scots contract law to improve competitiveness and flexibility in the global marketplace.

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Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Review: Banks targeted SMEs with “swap” mis-selling.

11 November 2014

Prior to the recession, many SMEs and individuals were encouraged to purchase complex products, sold as “protecting” them from increasing interest rates. 96% had likely been mis-sold and redress is due.

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News updates for businesses

11 November 2014

These links provide useful information to keep businesses up-to-date with recent announcements.