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.
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".
It is a sad reality that some employers will need to make redundancies as a result of the pandemic. It is clear that the ‘lock-down’ will only be lifted gradually and that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will not last indefinitely, and the combination of these is forcing some employers to take action to protect their balance sheets. This article provides a useful summary of the key considerations for employers who are contemplating a headcount reduction.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a devastating effect on the hotel industry, with some commentators suggesting that it could take upwards of five years for the sector to fully recover. Hotels are truly multi-faceted businesses, often involving property interests and construction arrangements, commercial contracts, and underlying financial arrangements, as well as employing many people in various roles. What are the key legal issues hoteliers should consider during these uncertain times?
The coronavirus pandemic has, without a doubt, reshaped our personal and professional lives. All industries and sectors have been affected in one way or another and are responding in different ways. Some areas of the hotel industry have taken steps which no-one could have foreseen just a few months ago. So, how is the hotel industry responding to the crisis, what measures and arrangements are being put in place and what are the longer term considerations for it?
The guidance for employers and employees relating to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the ‘Scheme’) has now had several iterations. The Chancellor has issued the Treasury Direction (the ‘Direction’), which sets out the Scheme’s formal legal framework, and announced an extension to the Scheme until the end of June 2020. The HMRC on-line portal for making claims is now open. With so many moving parts, we thought it would be useful to answer some frequently asked questions in relation to the Scheme.