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Corporate and M&A lawyers in London & Thames Valley

The growth, development and ultimate journey of your business is vital. Our team of highly experienced corporate lawyers will guide you through the processes, giving you peace of mind that the legal side is under control.

Whether you’re a start-up, SME or multinational corporation, our corporate and M&A team are here to assist you with your business requirements, maximise value and manage risk.

Why choose our corporate lawyers?

  • We provide bespoke solutions that are tailored to your exact needs. Whether you are setting up a business, fundraising, need board support, require help with corporate governance, buying a business or selling your business, we can support all your needs
  • We build trusted relationships with our clients where you can rely on us to be proactive and find a solution that works for you.
  • Our flexible fee structures mean that you get exactly the level of service you need with no unwelcome surprises.
  • Independently accredited corporate expertise with our team being ranked by the leading client guide Legal 500 for Corporate and Commercial Law.
  • The benefits of working with a full-service law firm. We can provide clients with a uniquely broad spectrum of services and offer tailor-made legal solutions to best suit your business requirements.

By choosing Clarkslegal, you can be assured that you will benefit from a professional and thorough service that will follow your needs and requirements closely, ensuring the whole process runs as smoothly as possible.

What services do our corporate lawyers offer?

Our corporate lawyers have a vast amount of experience when it comes to corporate law matters. Just a few of the services that we offer include:

Acquisitions, fundraising, restructuring, buying and selling businesses, buy ins, buy outs and exits, including Employee Ownership Trusts.

Our corporate law team can quickly get to grips with the key issues and deliver on key objectives.

They are always readily available and respond very quickly to queries. Always happy to go the extra mile whatever the situation and can be contacted at all times.

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Corporate lawyers advised the shareholders of leading human microbiome company, Invivo Healthcare, on their multi-million pound sale.

“We are very pleased with the support and advice received from on the recent acquisition by BMW Group UK.  With clear, concise and timely advice and management, Ashan and his team helped us navigate through some complex arrangements and seamlessly bridged the gap between the legal and commercial issues”

Amit Kotecha, Senior Legal Counsel – BMW Legal Affairs UK & Ireland 

“I was impressed with the speed, turnaround and frequency of communication in my dealings with Stuart Mullins, in concluding my share purchase.”

Nigel Keene, Managing Director, Whiteknights Estate Agents

Ashan Arif is central to our working relationship – we have a high degree of trust and confidence in his work. He was interested in our business from the outset, clear about the firm’s capability and focus, and has provided high-value and cost-effective support.

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“Stuart and the rest of the team provided expert support during a recent corporate restructuring. We were calmly guided through the complex legal process, and realised significant additional benefits directly related to the advice provided.”

Stefan Zabel, Director, Wood Designer Ltd

“I highly recommend Clarkslegal for their outstanding expertise in M&A transactions and general corporate/commercial work. With a stellar reputation in the legal industry, Clarkslegal has demonstrated a deep understanding of complex mergers and acquisitions, offering invaluable guidance to clients navigating intricate deal structures.”

Jeff Lewis, General Counsel & Director, Kinectrics Inc

“I had an excellent experience working with Stuart Mullins. He was thoughtful, pragmatic, and extremely efficient. Thank you very much for all your hard work to get the deal across the line.”

Jerry Izard, Director, Independent Optics Ltd

“We would recommend Clarkslegal as a leading corporate legal advisor in UK M&A due to their ability to work under a closed budget while keeping the highest professional standards and delivering a top professional advise under total availability, impressive technical-legal know-how and capacity to focus on the key matters at stake.”

Santiago Corredoira-Jack , Partner, Granahan McCourt Capital

“Stuart Mullins was great at understanding what my needs were and responded in a timely manner every time. It was great to talk to someone who understood our situation and moved my transaction to completion efficiently and diligently. I really appreciated the extent to which Stuart explained everything to me regarding the transaction agreement, which gave me so much confidence when speaking to the purchaser”.

Jan Tupper, Proprietor, Arniss Equestrian Ltd