Transactions

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

“Joint practice head Marek Petecki ‘combines detailed knowledge of partnership law with business acumen’ and is instructed by a range of corporates and investment clients. Louise Eldridge is another key contact [for partnership expertise] in the department and is instructed by two LLC subsidiaries of a US client on the establishment of two UK-based LLPs.”

Legal 500 2017

“The team is also noted for its work for early-stage growth businesses, entrepreneurs and SMEs: recent highlights include Mark Hawes advising UK biotech NuCana on the UK aspects of its $114m IPO of American depositary shares on NASDAQ, and Matt Dennis acting for OXIS Energy, a battery cell company, on four financing rounds”

Legal 500 2019

“The ‘outstanding’ team at Bristows LLP is known for its particular expertise in advising charities operating principally in the science, engineering and technology sector as well as in the arts and culture arena. It has particular strength in advising charities on all the legal aspects relating to medical research.”

Legal 500 2019

“The ‘brilliant’ Mark Hawes shows ‘forensic attention to detail and to strategy’ and Miranda Cass is recommended for her specialism in advising charities on the various taxation issues that they face.”

Legal 500 2019

“Louise Eldridge acted for Ferroglobe on its acquisition of manganese alloy plants in France and Norway from Glencore; and practice head Iain Redford assisted WPP with the £60m acquisition of Design Bridge”

Legal 500 2019

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