- Business advisory
- Company secretarial
- Corporate real estate
- Corporate reorganisation and simplification
- Equity capital markets
- International expansion
- Investment funds
- Joint ventures
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Private equity - management advisory
- Private equity - sponsors
- Restructuring and insolvency
- Venture and growth capital
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 UK 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.”
Acting for Rush Hair on a reorganisation of its salon business ahead of a sale.
Acting for Wood Group PLC on an international reorganisation/elimination of intercompany balances following its acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler.
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.
Acting for a household name retailer on a reorganisation and elimination of intercompany balances.