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At some stage in the life of a company, directors and shareholders may see opportunities in restructuring business activities, which may result in a reorganisation or demerger being required.

Whether this involves the full-scale separation of one particular element of the business or simply streamlining responsibilities to better align with company strategy, disrupting the established way of doing things involves significant risk and can result in unexpected consequences.

Our company reorganisations and demergers experts provide specialist legal guidance to ensure that nothing is left to chance. Our company reorganisations and restructures solicitors have the expertise to navigate the complexities of corporate restructuring, minimizing risks and addressing potential challenges effectively.

For those considering demergers and exits, our dedicated team of demergers and exits solicitors will offer tailored advice and support, ensuring a smooth and strategic transition that aligns with your business objectives. Trust our legal specialists to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring successful outcomes for your company.

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How can reorganising your business improve it?

Reorganising the operations of a business in order to improve its effectiveness, or as part of succession planning, is a considerable undertaking. With our expert assistance, you can be certain that each step will be handled with the utmost efficiency and professionalism. 

Whether the reorganisation involves a merger, demerger, management buyout or a root and branch rationalisation, we ensure full compliance with corporate laws and regulations, so your company and its directors can complete the restructuring on a firm financial and legal basis. We will also work effectively with your accountants to ensure the finacial and tax aspects of the restructuring are properly addressed. 

Areas of expertise: 

  • Capital reductions 
  • Dividends in specie 
  • Hive-ups 
  • Share for share exchanges 
  • Statutory and non-statutory (Section 110) demergers and partitions 

How can our advice add value to your reorganisation? 

Organisational restructuring can take many forms and yield numerous complications. We tackle the legal complexities, enabling your management team to focus its attention on running the business.

Speak to our reorganisation solicitors 

With extensive expertise in large business reorganisations, our lawyers are very familiar with all types of corporate structure and the wide range of challenges they can present. We will work with you to achieve the best outcome for your business.

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Key Contact

Stuart Scott-Goldstone

Stuart Scott-Goldstone

Partner | Head of Corporate & Commercial

Stuart is the Head of the firm's Corporate & Commercial team and has experience in all aspects of corporate and commercial law. His specialist areas are corporate finance transactions and corporate reorganisations and restructuring.

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