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Our Corporate team combines technical expertise with commercial insight to deliver a full spectrum of bespoke services to clients of all sizes both in the UK and abroad.
We are committed to building long-term relationships with our clients, working with them to achieve their commercial objectives – investing time in understanding their unique business challenges so that we can tailor our advice whatever the situation.
Our experience has seen us work with clients that range from start-up businesses and high-flying entrepreneurs through to established public and private companies, foreign multinationals and their UK subsidiaries, family businesses and venture capitalists.
Our expert lawyers are on industry bodies, have helped shape corporate governance codes and regularly contribute to key publications.
We offer an international service too – helping clients with cross-border transactions and issues.
Whatever the situation, all of our clients trust us to help them in what can often be time-sensitive and high-pressure situations, knowing that our flexible approach and commercial sensitivity – along with diligent project management – means we always get the job done.
The Wedlake Bell Corporate team was awarded Advisor of the Year at the 2015 Small Cap Awards.
Planned departure or emergency exit?
Paul Corren, Corporate Partner in our Business Advisory Team looks at WeWork’s recent experience and gives some useful advice for property entrepreneurs looking to exit… The recent revelation that WeWork’s… Read more →
Wedlake Bell advises Diversified Gas & Oil on $400 million acquisition of 107 producing gas assets and related $234M placing of new shares on AIM
City law firm, Wedlake Bell, has advised Diversified Gas & Oil PLC (“DGO”) – the United States based owner and operator of natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil wells,… Read more →
In Counsel – Summer 2018
Welcome to the Summer edition of our In Counsel publication In this update we will outline the most recent legal developments affecting your business, in particular, the implications of the… Read more →
In Counsel – Spring 2018
Welcome to the Spring edition of our In Counsel publication The public spotlight over the last few weeks shifted away from Brexit towards takeovers and the question of if and… Read more →
When is a sec 116 request for a proper purpose?
In the recent decision of Fox-Davies v Burberry, the Court of Appeal analyses when a request for a copy of a company’s register of members under section 116 of the… Read more →
Further steps on the way to a Capital Markets Union
As a further step on the way to a Capital Markets Union, on 20 September 2017, the European Commission published its long-awaited proposals for reforming the powers, governance and funding… Read more →
22 not out: Why AIM remains a force to be reckoned with
Kamalprit Lally, associate in the corporate and financial services team at Wedlake Bell, gives her outlook for the future of the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) as it approaches its 22nd… Read more →
Review of AIM Rules
The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is currently conducting a review of the AIM Rules for Companies (AIM Rules) and the AIM Rules for Nominated Advisers. In a discussion paper, published… Read more →
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