Corporate

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Our highly regarded corporate team provides clear, pragmatic and practical advice to businesses large and small from the UK and around the globe on the corporate transactions and the legal issues they face.

The Penningtons Manches corporate team advises businesses of all sizes as well as management teams, shareholders, investors and lenders. We guide our clients through the transaction process from initial start up to growth and development transactions, whether by equity or debt funding, acquisition or joint venture, reorganisation or restructuring, disposal via sale, listing or buyout and help them to achieve their goals in a calm, clear and pragmatic way.

Our clients cover a broad spectrum of industry sectors but are predominantly in the technology, private wealth, life sciences, property, retail and fashion sectors.

We also advise on all aspects of the governance and administration of companies, including directors’ duties, board and shareholder issues, constitutional and share capital issues and company secretarial services. Our team works closely with every client to gain a thorough understanding of their business and objectives. Where required, we involve our specialist colleagues in our other teams such as tax, intellectual property, real estate, employment, pensions and banking and finance to provide focused and expert advice.

A significant proportion of the work we do has an international element and we work with our international networks to ensure seamless delivery of service on cross-border projects.

Recent work highlights

Telco investment deal

Acting for New Call Telecom Limited on the investment by entrepreneur Dr Jerome Booth into the company. A complicated and challenging deal which involved corporate, employment and tax specialists.


Cross-border technology acquisition

Advising u-blox AG, a fabless provider of positioning and wireless semiconductors, on its US$9 million acquisition of 4M Wireless Limited, a private company headquartered in the UK.


XL Marketing Europe acquisition

Acting for XL Marketing Corp and XL Marketing Europe on the acquisition of the business and assets of Intela Limited, Intela Global Limited and Intela Pty.

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Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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