Buying a business is an exciting venture, and we are committed to helping you achieve success. Our smart, astute commercial law team, led by partner, Sherine Silva, will partner with you to minimise risk, meet your regulatory compliance responsibilities and ensure the transaction goes through smoothly.
Our team has years of experience assisting London business owners and entrepreneurs. Whether purchasing your first high-street shop or acquiring an existing business to expand your commercial base, we understand the goal is to get the deal done, often within a tight timescale. This is where our experience is invaluable; we have seen most challenges that can arise with acquiring a business and will deal with them quickly and cost-effectively.
Getting the best deal
Valuing the business and getting a good deal are likely to be paramount in your mind. You need to be clear on what you are paying for – valuing tangible assets such as property, plant, and stock, as well as non-tangible assets such as goodwill and intellectual property, can be complicated.
Our commercial law team will work with your valuers, negotiating robustly for a sound agreement based on their findings, always ensuring your ultimate objectives are met.
Taking care of talent
We can provide clear, practical advice on your TUPE obligations that you must comply with upon purchasing a business. Experienced employees will be your greatest asset, especially in the early days of running your new venture. We will assist you with creating strong employment contracts and staff handbooks, designed to protect your interests and retain talent.
Managing your risk
The due diligence process of any business purchase is critical. Our commercial team will review all aspects of your business, from existing commercial leases to potential litigious disputes that could cost you thousands if not spotted before the deal is finalised. By instructing us, you can be confident that your risk is managed.
Sherine and her team have extensive experience in every legal area related to buying a business and can provide one-stop advice that is seamlessly integrated with the purchasing process. We will then partner with you throughout the life of your business, helping it grow and succeed.