Lawrence Stephens

Corporate Restructuring

When you restructure your business, you will need to make sure that the supporting documents are clear and robust.  It is important to ensure that your restructure is in the best interests of your company, its shareholders, creditors and stakeholders and that you have received comprehensive advice about the implications of the proposed changes.

Our corporate solicitors have a high level of expertise in this complex area of law.  We will take the time to understand your business and what you want to achieve in order to provide tailored advice to support your goals. 

It is important to take the right steps when considering a corporate restructuring, particularly if your business has been under pressure.  Our Corporate Team can discuss the options open to you as well as any related issues such as employment liabilities.

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

There are many reasons you may want to restructure your business, including evolving to address new challenges, streamlining your operation or preparing for a sale.

The team will identify the resultant opportunities in restructuring your business and help you achieve the best possible outcome. 

We will make sure that you have the sound legal framework you need for your company and that the restructuring process is as seamless and efficient as possible.


Splitting a business can be a logical solution as an organisation grows and different aspects function better separately.

Our team have extensive experience in dealing with demergers and will be able to establish a new structure for the different entities that you wish to form.

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