Published: 12 June 2019
London - it is one of the best places in the world to start or build a tech business. According to Tech Nation's 2018 report, the digital tech sector is worth nearly £184 billion to UK economy. And it's growing at a faster pace than the rest of the UK economy.
But let's not get carried away. It is estimated that 90 per cent of startups fail. So how can our entrepreneurs that innovate our market, stay in our market? There's more to it than just a good product and a well-defined market.
Published: 5 June 2019
Are you missing out on potential financing opportunities to grow your business? Corporate solicitor David Gee explores the potential benefits of companies obtaining qualifying EIS status to drive their growth forward.
Published: 26 April 2019
Kyri Papantoniou looks at the rules surrounding directors’ duties and stresses the importance of knowing your responsibilities, particularly in relation to conflict of interest.
Published: 15 April 2019
David Gee explores the potential benefits of companies obtaining Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) status to drive their growth.
Published: 1 April 2019
Business owners need watertight arrangements behind the scenes if their company is to be a lure for buyers.
A serious and sensible investor will want to do their homework. What is the investor buying into? How successful is the business? What are its prospects? Are there any major risks? These questions, along with others, will need to be evaluated in order to make an informed decision as to the attractiveness of the offering.
Are you worried about the impact of Brexit on your business? Piers Larbey considers some potential issues for key areas of your business
Published: 7 March 2019
Brexit in Brief: A short guide to the potential implications of Brexit on your business
Published: 11 June 2018
Published: 11 June 2018
New idea, new business? Or perhaps you are looking to scale up your existing business and want to ensure that you have the right structure in place?
There are a number of options available and choosing the right corporate vehicle for your needs is very important. The right structure could not only save you money, but also offer protection against your personal assets (such as the family home) if the business encounters difficulties.
Published: 27 March 2018
It’s the final countdown…the 25 May 2018 is now fast approaching.
It is hard to escape the fact that the imminent and hotly discussed General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are about to come into force in the UK. But how many of you know what this actually means for you and your business and what measures and actions you need to take now to avoid falling foul of these new crippling penalties for breach of this new legislation?
Published: 2 February 2018
Until May 2016, London was the go-to destination for Italian nationals wanting to broaden their horizons and enhance their careers.
Published: 16 August 2017
Central London Commercial Law firm Fletcher Day is delighted to announce the appointment of Jeremy Glover as a Consultant within the firm’s rapidly expanding Corporate team.
Published: 1 August 2017
Whether you are buying or selling a business, it is a significant decision and one which must be considered carefully by all parties involved.
There are two principal ways of acquiring a business in the UK:
1. Asset purchase –the buyer chooses to buy certain assets and rights of a business which are owned by the selling company; and
2. Share purchase – the buyer acquires ownership of the target company in its entirety. This acquisition would include all assets, liabilities and obligations of the business.
Published: 13 July 2017
Are you looking to invest in a business? It’s so easy to dive straight in and transact on a handshake. This could be a costly mistake. Pause and consider the risk profile of investing in the business, as well as the threats to which the business is exposed to. Set out all the terms of the deal in writing.
In this opening article, we highlight some of the fundamental considerations when you are looking at investing equity capital in a business and in a series of EIGHT bite size articles, we examine each of these areas in more detail.
Our growth continues to accelerate with second partner appointment to our Corporate and Commercial team this month
Published: 4 July 2017
Fletcher Day are delighted to announce the arrival of Neil Pfister who joins as a Corporate and Commercial Law Partner. The appointment took effect from Monday 3 June 2017.
Published: 13 June 2017
Further changes have been announced to UK Anti-Money Laundering and the PSC (People of Significant Control) Regime which will impact company filing requirements.
Published: 25 May 2017
Fletcher Day is very excited to welcome Kyri Papantoniou as Partner to the Corporate team.
Published: 19 May 2017
You may have a valuable brand or your business may depend upon a particular product or process. You may have already taken steps to protect these products but have you also considered your confidential information?
Published: 25 April 2017
Andy Herricks is a Corporate Partner based in Fletcher Day’s Manchester office.
He is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with almost 20 years’ experience advising clients across the North West.
He acts mainly for entrepreneurs and owner-managers and speaks to decision-makers on a daily basis.
Published: 30 September 2016
When incorporating a new company, or investing in an existing one, it is important to make sure that the relationship amongst all the shareholders is clear and well-regulated. This helps to avoid any issues arising further down the line, which may lead to internal conflicts, problems running the business and, in the worst case scenario, litigation amongst shareholders and the possible winding-up of the company.