Department profile submitted by Hawkins Hatton Corporate Lawyers Ltd
The corporate department provides a full range of company and commercial services. It is known particularly for private equity work for management teams, sales, mergers, acquisitions and disposals for shareholders of small and mediums-sized enterprises and company restructuring.
The department’s clients are regional and national across a varied sector including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, healthcare, hospitality, software, insurance, professional services and engineering.
Commercial contracts expertise includes agency and distribution agreements, consultancy agreements, franchise agreements, guarantees, intellectual property licences, joint venture agreements, investment agreements, partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, terms of business and securities for banks and other financial bodies.
The corporate team is best known for its pro-active approach, as well as its ability to co-ordinate and liaise with all parties including accountants, corporate financiers and banks on complex corporate transactions.
The department will carefully guide clients through initial negotiations to the stage of signed heads of terms without charge or obligation. Every transaction is partner lead from the outset to completion and two fee earners are dedicated to each client matter throughout. This enables the department to minimise delay and to deliver client expectations pro-actively. It is this effective, efficient and focused approach which differentiates the department.