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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.
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 →
IN COUNSEL UPDATE – AUTUMN 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of our In Counsel publication. In this update, we outline the most recent legal developments affecting your business, in particular, we provide an overview of… 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 →
In Counsel Update – Summer 2017
Welcome to the latest edition of our In Counsel publication. After a General Election that left the Conservative Party with less than a majority in Parliament, the Queen’s Speech on… 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 →
"The team as a whole are extremely client-focused and knowledgeable."
"A responsive team of commercial professionals."
— Chambers UK, 2017
Wedlake Bell's ‘polite but tenacious’ team provides ‘high-quality service at a sensible price’.
— Legal 500, 2016
"The firm itself sets high standards and seeks to over-deliver for its client base."
— Chambers UK, 2016
Practice head Janice Wall’s ‘knowledge is immense’ at Wedlake Bell LLP, where the team handled its largest-ever transaction. Another highlight was cross-border work, one example being advising Arneg on its acquisition of Manor Concepts. Julian Mathews has particular expertise in the leisure and hospitality sectors.
— Legal 500, 2015