Corporate Lawyers

Our corporate lawyers will help you grow, develop and achieve your commercial and strategic objectives. We assist at every stage of a business’ life cycle from formation, expansion by acquisition, strategic alliances such as joint ventures, capital raising and ultimately a sale or other exit event.

Through building long-term relationships with you and your stakeholders we get to understand the sectors in which you operate and what really matters to you. Our clients rate us highly for being responsive, user-friendly and practical.

Working with specialist teams across a range of legal disciplines we provide concrete advice that’s tailored to your specific requirements and budget.

As one of the most active teams of corporate lawyers in the UK we have the experience, resources and expertise to deliver your legal needs punctually and painlessly. Our commercial law team can help with day to day legal issues that might come up while running your business.

What Corporate Services Do We Provide?

Our corporate lawyers can help you with:

  • Sales and purchases of businesses and companies
  • Business formations
  • Funding including private equity and venture capital
  • Management buyouts
  • Public company mergers and acquisitions
  • Stock exchange listings and fund raisings
  • Joint ventures and other strategic partnerships
  • Corporate reorganisations
  • Corporate governance
  • Company secretarial services.

Who Do We Help?

We work with and advise companies, businesses and individuals based in the UK and overseas including:

  • UK and international corporates
  • Business owners and company shareholders
  • Private equity and venture capital providers
  • Those looking for private equity investment
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Public market brokers and sponsors
  • Professional services organisations, banks and other financial services businesses.

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell’s Corporate Lawyers?

We’ve been ranked by Experian as one of the top 10 most active M&A law firms in the UK for the third consecutive year, and placed first in the South East. Our national team has advised on over 200 transactions over the last year.

As your lawyers, we will:

  • Handle your matters responsively, efficiently and commercially to ensure that you successfully achieve your objectives
  • Keep you regularly updated of the progress of your case and communicate in a plain, jargon free way
  • Provide proper advice rather than give you a range of options and expect you to know which one to pursue
  • Give you accurate and transparent pricing for our work so you can manage your budget
  • Build meaningful long-term relationships with you and your team so that we become your “go to” trusted adviser.

Contact Us

Our corporate team is based across the UK so we can help wherever you and your business are based. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you.

UK Powerhouse

Foreign Direct Investment and the UK Economy

In our latest report, produced in collaboration with Cebr, we've extended the UK Powerhouse city tracker to give you greater detail into regional economic performance than ever before. 

We take a deep dive into Foreign Direct Investment trends, which is vital reading for anyone interested in capitalising on post-Brexit opportunities in the UK. We also take a closer look at the economies of three major UK cities - Leeds, Manchester, and Birmingham.

Read our latest UK Powerhouse report

Case Study – Acquisition of EWS (Manufacturing) Limited

Hadley Group is a market-leading, globally active business built on engineering excellence, innovation in cold rolled forming technology, and a commitment to its customers, its people and the environment.

With a tight deadline in place our team negotiated the deal for Hadley to acquire the entire issued share capital of EWS (Manufacturing) Limited.

We completed the deal efficiently, sticking to tight deadlines, while keeping our client's commercial objectives in mind.

The team at Irwin Mitchell were excellent... Their ability to offer concise and commercial advice delivered with care and attention, also their ability to move quickly were greatly appreciated by the management team at Hadley Group.”

Ben Towe, Group Managing Director, Hadley Group

Recent Deals

Camfil AB

Advised the global Swedish based air filtration manufacturer on its acquisition of Bushbury Holdings Ltd

Vypr Validation Technologies

Advised on a £2.5m investment by YFM Private Equity Ltd into leading consumer insights business, Vypr Validation Technologies

Claremont School

Advised the independent day and boarding school on its sale to International Schools Partnership Ltd

Electronic Data Processing Plc

Advised the software company on its £12m sale to Eagle Bidco 2018 Ltd

Hadley Industries Plc

Advised the steel manufacturer on its acquisition of EWS (Manufacturing) Limited

thyssenkrupp UK Plc

Advised the lift and escalator manufacturer on its acquisition of SDV Escalators Ltd

Weir Waste Services

Advised the shareholders of Weir Waste Services on its £16.5m sale to Biffa Plc

Caravan Club Ltd

Advised on the acquisitions of Bingham Grange Touring and Camping Park and Cayton Village Park

DeriveExperts SAS

Advised the financial services company on its sale to HIS Markit Ltd

Hendy Group Ltd

Advised on the acquisitions of Lifestyle Motor Group and Unbeatable Used Car Supermarket

Interactive Digital Media GmbH

Provided English law advice regarding the German cloud communication company’s sale to Artillium Plc

Thomas Exchange Global

Advised the London-based retail foreign exchange on its sale to Fexco

Unique Catering and Management Services Ltd

Advised the facilities management company on its sale to Servest Food Co Ltd

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

Chambers top ranked 2024 logo
Legal 500 - 2024 Leading Firm
Legal 500 - 2024 Top Tier

Testimonials & Client Feedback

We truly value the feedback we receive from both our clients and legal accreditation societies, such as The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Chambers top ranked 2024 logo

"They are responsive and commercially minded. They give their clients good advice from a range of different angles."

Chambers & Partners
Legal 500 - 2024 Leading Firm

"Responsive lawyers who are easy to work with. They understand our business and our commercial requirements but, as you’d expect, have a solid grasp of the legal issues and requirements."

Legal 500

“The team members worked tirelessly and around the clock to support and guide us successfully through the deal... We couldn’t be happier and wouldn’t hesitate in recommending their services to any future potential client.”

The sellers of Thomas Exchange Global

Find one of our solicitors near you

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.