Investing in the UK

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The UK is one of the easiest countries in the world in which to do business,  with transparent regulation, a respected legal system and low barriers to entry. It is a country where entrepreneurship is valued and enterprise encouraged.
 

Despite this welcoming environment however, the process of establishing a  business in a new country can be challenging and important decisions often need to be made at an early stage.

A poor choice in the early days may compromise your performance for years to come. So whether you want to set up a new business in the UK or invest in an existing one, whether you are an entrepreneur taking your first steps or a multinational corporation expanding your business, let us steer you in the right direction.

MOVING YOUR PEOPLE

Making sure you can get the right people into the UK to set up and develop your business is vital and, with immigration rules frequently changing, getting timely and strategic advice has never been more important

  • All types of UK visa and citizenship applications
  • Skilled worker and sponsor licence applications
  • Advice on immigration planning and management
  • Appeals, administrative reviews and judicial reviews of Home Office decisions

Establishing and operating your venture

We can help you to establish your business in the UK, whether through a new entity or by expanding your overseas operation. We'll then work alongside you as you start trading.

  • Establishing your corporate structure
  • Governance, taxation and compliance requirements
  • Advising on IP creation and protection
  • Drafting your commercial contracts and standard terms
  • Raising money, M&A and other transactions

 

Managing your Real Estate

Our specialist real estate lawyers regularly work with businesses looking to enter the UK. Our bespoke, hands-on approach ensures the best possible outcome for your business and circumstances.

  • Advising occupiers on leases of office spaces
  • Buying and selling properties
  • Commercial property management
  • Assisting employees with tenancy agreements for residential properties

 

MANAGING YOUR PEOPLE

Investing in the UK can involve the relocation of your most trusted employees and the recruitment of new staff. As part of any acquisition or reorganisation it can also involve terminations. Whether you need one-off advice or long-term employment law support, we can help.

  • Drafting contracts, handbooks and policies
  • Exits and restructurings
  • Grievances and disputes
  • Employee rights on transfers, M&A and re-organisations
  • Employee data privacy and GDPR
  • Confidentiality, non-compete restrictive covenants and team moves

 

defending your interests

Should you  become involved in a dispute, our team can give you all the support you need. Our experience extends from relatively simple cases to complex, multi-jurisdictional matters.

  • Resolving all forms of commercial and contractual disputes
  • Resolving disputes between shareholders, directors and partners
  • Advising on defamation, reputation management and privacy
  • Guiding you through a mediation or arbitration process

 

LOOKING AFTER YOUR PERSONAL AFFAIRS

We know that you are likely to have assets and family spread throughout the world. When you come to the UK we can help structure your personal affairs however you want, across legal jurisdictions.

  • Personal UK tax advice
  • Tax advice when buying UK property
  • Succession planning and inheritance tax
  • Pre- and post- nuptial advice
  • Wealth structuring and asset preservation

 

NAVIGATING THE POST-BREXIT LANDSCAPE

Brexit has led to a range of new challenges and opportunities for many businesses. Our lawyers can help you understand the new economic environment and navigate confidently through the regulatory changes.

  • Interpreting legislation and guidance
  • Compliance with tax policies
  • Changes to the labour market
  • Respecting data protection rules

 

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