Lawrence Stephens

Commercial Contracts

When a business is restructured, it needs to be managed in the best interests of the company, shareholders, creditors and other stakeholders. 

Successful corporate restructuring depends on taking the right steps, particularly if the business has been under pressure.  There are many reasons for restructuring, including the business evolving to address new challenges, streamlining an operation, or preparing for a sale.

Our lawyers have significant experience in restructuring, as well as related issues such as employment liabilities.  We can identify opportunities that arise and ensure that the process is as seamless and efficient as possible.

  • All corporate insolvency procedures
  • Corporate reorganisation
  • Demergers
  • Redundancies and TUPE advice
  • Refinancing
  • Sale of part of your business
  • Share capital buy back
  • Corporate restructuring

A natural solution for some organisations as they grow, splitting a business allows the segregation of different business activities.  Our team has significant experience in dealing with demergers and establishing new structures for the different entities.

Restructuring advice
  • Business efficiency, including reduction of overheads and administration costs
  • Financial benefits, such as tax savings
  • Resolving shareholder and other disputes
  • Safeguarding assets, for example, if one part of a business is less successful than another
  • Succession planning, where a family wishes to pass on business ownership and management to the next generation
  • To take advantage of new investments or new partners