Shape your business for success

Optimising the legal entity structure of your business comes with many benefits. It can decrease your risk and compliance burden, facilitate acquisitions and disposals, make the most efficient use of your cash resources, and future-proof your group against the uncertain economic outlook. 

Reorganisation projects often generate complex company law issues. They are also subject to review and scrutiny from third parties, including auditors, tax authorities and potential investors or purchasers. As a result, it's critical to obtain the necessary specialist advice. 

How we can help you 

We are one of a small number of law firms with a dedicated corporate reorganisation and simplification team. Our team consists of company law and tax experts who can provide you with an integrated end-to-end solution to your reorganisation needs. We understand the practical, commercial and accounting issues that may impact the legal implementation of corporate reorganisation projects and we use this experience to adopt a solutions-focused approach.

Our recent work includes advising on:

  • Discrete company law issues, such as capital contributions, reductions of share capital and remedying unlawful dividends or defective share buy-backs
  • Pre-sale hive downs and pre-IPO reorganisations
  • International reorganisations
  • Post-acquisition integrations, including hive ups
  • Demergers, carve-outs and spins
  • Simplifying and rationalising groups to remove dormant and surplus legal entities
  • Intra-group financing arrangements, including cash repatriation and utilisation, debt capitalisations, novations and waivers

Our clients range from private individuals and family offices to multi-national companies. With the support of our sector experts, we tailor our advice to the industry regulations affecting each of our clients.

Bespoke delivery technology

Working with Osborne Clarke Solutions, we can create a secure online platform to project manage what can be a document-intensive process. The platform gives all parties a detailed, real-time view of the current status of the project and aids efficiency. 

Our delivery is enhanced by our bespoke corporate reorganisation action plans, designed for the management of large international projects.

“The Corporate Reorganisation and Simplification team at OC were fantastic in helping us determine our future legal structure. They gave clear, commercial and pragmatic advice in a timely manner and demonstrated a real understanding of our business.”

Institute of Directors


Rush Hair

Acting for Rush Hair on a reorganisation of its salon business ahead of a sale.

Wood Group

Acting for Wood Group PLC on an international reorganisation/elimination of intercompany balances following its acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler.

Cornerstone OnDemand

Advising Cornerstone On Demand on a large multi-national reorganisation of its group following various acquisitions.

Multi-national technology company

Acting for a large multi-national company on its reorganisation and clearing of inter-company balances following an acquisition.

International transport solutions company

Acting for a transport solutions group on an international reorganisation.

Party City Holdco Inc

Acting for Party City Holdco Inc on a reorganisation prior to a sale.

International procurement solutions company

Acting for a procurement solutions group on a large international reorganisation.

Leading Retailer

Acting for a household name retailer on a reorganisation and elimination of intercompany balances.


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