Company and Partnership
We act for a wide variety of businesses both large and small, advising directors and others on day to day
legal issues and on the preparation of contracts. These frequently include formation of companies and
structural questions, business terms and conditions, shareholder and joint venture agreements
(these frequently involve property interests and development work), partnerships and limited liability
partnerships, agency, distribution and franchise agreements, the purchase and sale of business assets and companies.
From our knowledge of the Alternative Investment Market we frequently advise not only on the day to day procedures
and requirements for admission to this market but also business succession planning.
Examples of recent work include:
- Corporate reorganisation for large company involved in casinos and gaming work
- Advising a not for profit organisation involved in high level international governmental advice
- Director disputes involving corporate governance issues
- Distribution and franchise agreements for a company involved in the refurbishment of airplanes, trains, coaches etc
- Preparing franchise documentation for a series of specialist dental practices in the Greater London region
- Purchase and sale of magazine titles for a publishing house
- Acting for minority shareholder in protection of rights
- Defending Company against minority shareholder actions
We act for a number of not for profit organisations wishing to become charities and advise on the processes
and prepare documentation required by the Charity Commission. We further advise on compliance with day to day
regulations and the relationship with for profit activities.
Typically these charities often involve education, welfare and artistic entities,
where trustees may be individuals not familiar with typical legal issues and what their own obligations and responsibilities may be.
Typically this work will include:
- Business formation
- Joint Venture and shareholder agreements
- Service and consultancy agreements
- Terms of trading
- Licence, distribution and franchise agreements
- Acquisitions and disposals of business assets and shares
- Charity formations and registrations
- Shareholder and partnership disputes
- Advice to advertising and media concerns
Marshall Hatchick prides itself on its knowledge of secondary markets.
We also have a wide range of experience in other forms of finance.
Access to secondary markets may be appropriate for:
- Competitive access to finance
- Shareholders or early stage financiers to sell at a market rate
- Family businesses to raise finance whilst retaining control
- Prestige to profitable busnesses and a recognised share value
Alternative opportunities for finance are also possible. Through our experience in these markets we can introduce clients to brokers,
banks and finance houses and other professional advisers who specialise in the relevant field.