Business start-ups and spin-outs

Your challenges

In such a challenging economic environment, setting up a new business can be risky. You want to ensure that your business is set up with the right legal foundations for you now and for your future growth and exit plans. You also want to be certain you don’t fall into any tax traps. You need lawyers who can navigate you smoothly through this process and who can give you access to the expertise and contacts you need to support your business from start-up or spin-out through its scale-up and expansion activities and finally, hopefully, to a successful exit.

Achieving your ambitions

To help get you started, we can provide LaunchPAD, a pack of information aimed at entrepreneurs and start-ups to help you understand the sorts of issues and documents you ought to consider when embarking on your new business venture. We provide this to our clients free of charge to help you work out what you want to achieve and to prioritise your plans during the start-up phase. 

LaunchPAD is supplemented with a free one hour consultation so you can ask for guidance and advice on your initial start-up plans and queries without worrying about the meter ticking. We understand and are familiar with the capital and cashflow concerns of many early stage businesses and are keen to support you where we can.

The strength you need

You will have a team of 36 partners and over 97 lawyers to help you with your exciting new venture. You’ll also have access to a range of specialists in employment, tax, share options and incentives, intellectual property, pensions and real estate ensuring you get a complete service. Clients that we’ve helped spinout or start up and grow include venture capital backed Metalysis and Urosens and AIM listed Oxford Advanced Surfaces.

Lawyers you can trust

Because of the work we do across the UK and internationally our corporate finance teams are all highly rated by Chambers UK and Legal 500. Our lawyers have a reputation for being of ”the highest standard and good value for money” and ”knowing clients’ businesses intimately”.

Corporate finance
Corporate finance