Most venture-backed businesses need specialist advice when it comes to the legal and regulatory environment that underpins the value of their business.
Our experienced commercial contracts team can do everything from drafting standard terms to give you a steer on what is commonly accepted in the market to conduct contract negotiations on your high value contracts.
IT and Data
This is more than the General Data Protection Regulation. Our specialist data team understands the interconnections between law, innovative technology and digital content and delivery methods to give you the commercial advice you need for your data driven business model to thrive.
Venture and growth finance
Our finance team can advise on all the different venture and growth lending products available including term loans, receivables-based financings and recurring revenue facilities and, in particular, have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in lending within the technology and life sciences sectors, including lending to SaaS (software as a service), fintech and enterprise technology businesses.
Our experienced business tax team can help you to ensure that you have adopted the most efficient tax structure, are correctly utilising tax reliefs and credits – such as for R&D, and with VAT issues. Our private wealth team can help with all aspects of your personal tax and wealth structuring with a particular emphasis on international families and business owners.
Sanctions and export control
Our export control team is built upon strong industry experience, having developed a clear understanding of market practice through our work with a range of clients on export compliance strategies. Our experienced sanctions team advises clients on all aspects of UN, EU and UK sanctions compliance and related issues.
Product regulation and consumer protection
As leading product regulation and consumer protection advisers, we are here to help maximise success in bringing products to market, advising on safety, legal and regulatory issues at all stages of a product’s journey and on all interactions with consumers.
Health and safety
We have specialists who understand the challenges for business and who have detailed experience of interacting with regulators and government bodies in this arena. Our clients turn to us to seek advice on compliance and to seek commercial solutions to health and safety concerns.
Restructuring & insolvency
Many start-ups go through difficult periods and making sure that you take the right advice on your legal obligations and options can be crucial to make sure that the directors of your company avoid personal liability.