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Making the most of commercial opportunities and protecting and extracting value from our clients’ most valuable assets.

Corporate & financing

Corporate & financing

From start-ups and entrepreneurs to multinationals and some of the UK’s leading institutions, we offer a wealth of expertise in corporate transactions to a diverse and innovative client base. 

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IT & digital

IT & digital

Bristows is the ‘go-to’ firm for IT & Digital for clients who want responsive, thoughtful and pragmatic legal advice. 

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Commercial & IP transactions

Commercial & IP transactions

With one of the largest groups of IP lawyers in the UK, our clients seek our support on a wide range of commercial arrangements involving the creation, development and commercialisation of their most valuable assets.

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Employment

Employment

With employment laws constantly changing, it is a huge challenge to keep up to date and feel confident that you are complying with the law and avoiding the pitfalls. This is where we can help.

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EU & UK merger control

EU & UK merger control

We help our clients navigate EU & UK merger control requirements. We also advise clients on the application of worldwide merger control laws and work with local counsel to deliver a seamless co-ordination where multiple filings are required.

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Real estate

Real estate

Our real estate team offers comprehensive expertise for owners and occupiers of business space as well as clients investing in, developing or financing real estate.

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Tax

Tax

Our tax experts offer advice on the full range of tax issues affecting corporates, from large multi-nationals to smaller growing companies. 

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What others say

“The ‘highly responsive, commercial’ Marek Petecki is a ‘standout partner’ who ‘finds and communicates practicable solutions to issues, and tailors his work carefully’; he is noted for his strength in M&A involving IP and technology. Petecki’s highlights included advising AstraZeneca on the £135m sale of its pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Avonmouth to Avara, and assisted Diageo with its acquisition of a stake in a joint venture established by Piers Adam to develop a new whisky brand.”

Legal 500 2017

“The ‘partner-led’ practice group at Bristows LLP has ‘good expertise in the area of partnership’, acting for investment partnerships and professional partnerships. Joint department head Iain Redford specialises in investment partnerships and also has particular expertise in refinancing partnerships. In 2016, he acted for multiple individual members in relation to the sale of their LLP.”

Legal 500 2017

“Commended for its ‘excellent service’ and ‘good value for money’, Bristows LLP’s department is strong in the TMT and life sciences sectors; it also has notable experience in the consumer goods space.”

Legal 500 2017

“Life sciences expert Mark Hawes, who heads the group, acted for Albireo on its NASDAQ listing and its $200m reverse merger with Biodel.”

Legal 500 2017

“Corporate partners Mark Hawes and Marek Petecki…are recommended” in the Pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sector.”

Legal 500 2017

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