Corporate Lawyers | Business Legal Services | Irwin Mitchell

What We Do

As one of the fastest growing and most ambitious corporate teams of any law firm in the UK, we regularly work with large corporates, blue chip global brands, fast growing entrepreneurial businesses, private equity and venture capital houses, private individuals, and business owners.

Our corporate services include:

Our corporate team is supported by market-leading practitioners in tax, real estate, employment, pensions, intellectual property, competition, regulatory, litigation, banking and finance and restructuring.

The support we provide extends beyond transactions as we seek to help manage your everyday commercial needs.

How Our Corporate Lawyers Can Help

Our lawyers provide clear, concise and practical advice. We look to understand the economics behind each transaction, so that we can focus on what’s important to you from a commercial point of view. We have experience acting on many different sides of corporate transactions, so we understand where there is potential for negotiation, and where there isn’t.

In addition to offices across the UK, providing coverage in London and the other major financial centres throughout the country, our global network of partner law firms means we can also offer an international and cross-border capability.

Recent Corporate Deals Include:

We help clients across a wide range of industry sectors. Some recent examples include:

  • Advised Jones Lang Lasalle on its acquisition of MSCI's Global Corporate Occupiers Benchmarking Business
  • Advised Envision Pharma Group on a deal which saw the group being sold by its existing partners the Halifax Group
  • Advised Open Objects on its multi-million pound sale to AIM listed IDOX plc
  • Advised Diamond Dispersions on its sale to The Lubrizol Corporation Limited
  • Advised FinnCap, the corporate broker, on a £13 million share placing for Nasstar, the AIM quoted host managed and cloud computing services provider.
  • Advised the shareholders of utilities payments company Glide on the disposal of 75.1% of issued share capital to CableCom
  • Advised Hills Numberplates on a £10m investment to support the group's continued expansion plans and also on the company’s acquisition of French number plate manufacture Faab Fabricauto from 3M
  • Advised Business Growth Fund on a second tranche of funding for Horbury Group, interior subcontractors
  • Advised Peel Hunt, the corporate broker, on a £25 million AIM accelerated book built placing for GB Group, the identity data intelligence specialist
  • Advised The Hendy Group on the acquisition of Lifestyle Motor Group
  • Advised Micheldever on multiple acquisitions, most recently the acquisition of P&R Autocentres Limited
  • Advised Martin St Quinton on the purchase of a majority interest in Gloucester Rugby Club
  • Advised SIG plc on three deals including the acquisitions of the Ainsworth Group and of HC Groep BV
  • Advised Sunrise Medical on the acquisition of RGK Wheelchairs Limited


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  • Corporate Advisory
    Our corporate team prides itself on looking after your everyday legal needs and not just your complex transactional requirements.
  • Equity Capital Markets
    Our corporate lawyers specialise in equity capital market matters including IPOs, secondary offerings, takeovers of listed companies and overseas listings.
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
    Our M&A Transactions team advises corporate clients, financial institutions, management teams and private equity firms.
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
    Our Private Equity team advises venture capitalists, investee companies, management teams and financial institutions on every aspect of private equity transactions and investments.

For more information on Corporate Law

If you are interested in understanding how Irwin Mitchell can help you with your Corporate Law work then please contact Chris Rawstron (Partner) on +44 (0)121 214 5492, or send us an email.