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.
Many employers have sadly needed to make redundancies in recent months due to the pandemic and with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme coming to an end at the end of October 2020 and the new Job Support Scheme only filling part of the void, this trend will likely continue. This article provides a useful summary of the key considerations for employers who are contemplating a headcount reduction.
Last week, the High Court handed down its judgment in the much publicised COVID-19 business interruption insurance test case, which was brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on behalf of policyholders, the majority of which were small- and medium-sized enterprises. While the ruling has been hailed a success for policyholders, the extent to which insurers will have to pay out under such policies is still an unknown and the devil will certainly be in the detail.
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”.
As we move into a period where restrictions are eased and businesses and workplaces are reopening, and furloughing will start coming down, many business owners and their employees will be navigating the challenges of returning to work and the business decisions and costs that go alongside that. We have set out, below, a summary of the government-backed loan schemes available to businesses to support industry as we collectively work towards a "new normal".