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Corporate Law

Our corporate solicitors based at Tonbridge and Sevenoaks provide a full corporate law advisory service for companies (including limited liability partnerships (LLPs)) on compliance, private equity transactions, financing and reorganisations.

Our solicitors provide corporate law advice to a broad and varied range of clients in Kent and further afield throughout the UK and internationally.

If there is an international or cross border element, we can work closely with local counsel to assist where necessary and, particularly, through our network of international lawyers, Alliance of Business Lawyers, we can procure the best contacts and expertise for you.

Our corporate lawyers regularly advise companies, directors, investors, management teams and lenders on the following:

Compliance and general advisory

  • general meetings, including notices of meetings
  • corporate governance issues, including issues relating to the board and directors’ duties
  • share capital, including redenomination and subdivision of share capital, class rights and conversion rights
  • shareholder rights, contractually under the company’s articles of association, unfair prejudice and derivative claims

Private Equity

  • investments into companies by way of venture capital, including by way of SEIS, EIS, VCTs, ECFs or other investment funds or trusts
  • management buy-outs (MBOs)
  • management buy-ins (MBIs and BIMBOs)
  • university spin-outs


  • acquisition finance
  • all necessary documentation, including loan/facility agreements, security documents and inter-creditor subordination and priority arrangements
  • perfecting security
  • factoring and invoice discounting


  • purchase of own shares (“buybacks”), including from distributable profits, out of capital or by way of a fresh issue of shares
  • demergers
  • hive-ups and hive-downs of assets between group undertakings
  • reductions of capital
  • schemes of arrangement

Our corporate law practice area is related to our Mergers & Acquisitions practice area, where there is often a crossover as part of the transaction.

For more information on security and finance, please see our leaflet

Kent Corporate Finance Alliance


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