Providing ambitious foreign entrepreneurs and businesses with strategic and practical guidance.
The UK’s simple and transparent regulation coupled with trusted legal and accountancy systems make it one of the most attractive and straightforward countries in which to do business. With its open and vibrant business climate and long history of encouraging entrepreneurship, it is the ideal place to start or grow your business. Despite its welcoming environment, it has its own distinct regulations and business practices so, whether you are looking to set up a new business or create a UK presence for your overseas company, it is important to work with an expert legal team which can support you in navigating the landscape and avoiding potential pitfalls from the very outset.
Our multi-disciplinary team provides ambitious foreign entrepreneurs and businesses with strategic and practical guidance on building new companies in the UK. Whilst the process may appear complicated, we will guide you through each step, assisting you with setting up the appropriate business structure, advising on funding and business premises and drafting the necessary commercial contracts.
If you are looking to expand your existing overseas business by developing a UK presence, either by establishing a branch, a subsidiary or an LLP, we are well placed to advise you on all your registration and ongoing statutory compliance requirements. As some industries in the UK, most notably the financial services sector, are heavily regulated, we will work to ensure that your business has obtained all the requisite licenses to trade.
You may be looking to gain access to UK markets by acquiring a business which already operates here. Our team can support you in all elements of structuring the deal. Whether financed by debt funding or by a private equity stake, we will guide you through the whole process, taking into account all relevant tax and financing considerations. We will carry out the necessary due diligence and negotiation of warranties, establishing contractual arrangements which ensure your interests are protected.
Whichever way you are looking to establish or develop your business, we invest time in getting to know you and gaining a full understanding of your vision. We can then provide you with dynamic and uniquely tailored guidance which covers all your commercial needs including real estate, employment law, immigration, intellectual property, data protection and tax. As your business expands, we also have the capability to advise you on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital backing, competition law and financial services regulation. Our litigation expertise also allows us to support you in resolving disputes of any kind that you may encounter.
We are truly invested in our clients and the success of their business ventures. We establish strong and lasting partnerships, often supporting clients through the entire lifecycle of their business, from inception, through expansion, right through to exit.
We regularly advise overseas clients on:
- Aspects of cross-border and multi-jurisdiction transactions
- International investment into UK businesses
- Overseas investment into UK real estate
- The acquisition of UK businesses and assets
- UK corporate tax
A guide to establishing your business
A guide to establishing your business
Doing business in the UK
The UK is one of the most straightforward countries in which to do business. However, it does have its own distinct business practices. Whether you are looking to set up a new business here or expand an existing one, this guide covers the key things you need to know to avoid potential pitfalls and get the most out of your investment.