Law firms have always had a role in providing general and strategy advice to the business sector as well as legal advice on specific corporate matters to individual clients.
In recent times and, in particular, in a response to Covid-19, that role has moved increasingly to the fore. Our clients look for and receive an added value to the legal services being provided. They are able to tap into the wealth of experience rhw’s solicitors have across the business spectrum.
rhw can help provide the high quality business advice you would expect from the best part of two centuries of front line commercial experience we have accrued.
rhw are based in Guildford, Surrey and provide legal and business advice to a huge number of different clients based in the area but also across the national stage.
Grow your Business
The core objective is to provide the means for our clients to grow their businesses and become more successful in their individual fields. If our clients are growing then they tend to require rhw’s legal advice and services, so the relationship remains truly reciprocal. If our clients grow so do we.
The business advice rhw can provide is very wide ranging. On the following pages you can find a lot more detail of the areas we can assist on.
Buying or Selling a Business
Thinking of buying or selling a business? At first glance it looks like a fairly straightforward procedure but the actual requirements, especially if you need to borrow funds, are actually complicated.
There are a host of things to consider during the sale or purchase of a business. At rhw we have a great deal of experience in this area and guide clients through the whole process on a regular basis.
Apart from the due diligence, steps need to be taken to protect confidentiality, ensure transparency and safeguard the future of the business and employees, whilst making sure the transaction proceeds smoothly. We can help with all those areas and many more as well. Contact the team for more details.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) transactions have a range of issues that need to be assessed and dealt with by experienced individuals. These often include tax, competition, pensions, environmental and regulatory issues. rhw deliver concise, practical advice which is focused on problem solving and getting the results our clients are looking for.
Due diligence is vital in ensuring that the M&A process goes smoothly and ensuring there are no hidden issues you should be aware of. It is important to make sure that you instruct rhw who will consult with other professionals as needed during the due diligence process ahead of any merger or acquisition deal.
rhw can provide a well-drafted Shareholders’ Agreement for your Company that should ensure that future disagreements are avoided or at least kept within controlled and specified boundaries. Disputes between shareholders and directors can then be easily and quickly settled and it will provide clarity for dealing with directors’ conflicts, removing a shareholder and company deadlock situations. A Shareholders’ Agreement will take precedence over the standard Articles of Association held at Companies House
A Shareholders’ Agreement will provide clear guidance directly relevant to your company, how you and your co-shareholders see the company developing and provisions to cater for any disagreements. Speak to rhw about how we can help you on this area.