The ability to drive and manage a corporate transaction is a valued skill; having the experience, track record and cultural understanding of a client's needs is vital. Forsters top tier Corporate practice draws together these elements to provide clients with a rounded and partner-led service to ensure the delivery of practical and commercial legal advice.
Our approach is to project manage every transaction to guarantee a successful and timely completion. This technique requires the team to understand every aspect of the deal intimately, and with this knowledge the team can advise and guide clients in a no-nonsense way.
The team has the capability, seniority and expertise to handle complex and cross-border deals. Its expertise is wide-ranging and covers everything from M&A, corporate restructurings, commercial contracts, banking and finance, financial regulation and corporate tax.
The team works closely with the Commercial Real Estate practice, advising on all manner of corporate real estate transactions, and the Private Client team, advising high net worth individuals on managing their wealth and investments.
The breadth of our client base, from institutional funds and hotels owners and operators, to family offices and property companies, highlights the group's versatility and the commercial experience of its partners.
A Forsters team led by Head of Corporate, Craig Thompson, and Associate, James Hamilton, advised Net-a-Porter founder Mark Quinn-Newall's Neurotribes investment fund on the sale of its substantial stake in Cult Beauty to The Hut Group for £275 million.
A cross departmental team, led by Client Relationship Partner, Craig Thompson, and Senior Associate Daniel Bryan, has advised long-standing client, Greybull Capital, on their high-profile purchase of the McLaren Group's Applied business division.
With corporate activity starting to increase, we thought it would be useful to consider some of the key employment aspects that can arise on a corporate transaction.
The Winter Economy Plan, launched by the Government on 24 September 2020, contains several measures designed to support businesses throughout the current coronavirus pandemic, including the extension of the Government-backed loan schemes.
Many employers have sadly needed to make redundancies in recent months due to the pandemic and this trend will likely continue. This article provides a useful summary of the key considerations for employers who are contemplating a headcount reduction.
As the UK eases out of lockdown and we focus on getting the economy back on track, Corporate Partner, Christine Dubignon, considers five steps that businesses can take to be “investment ready”.