Company Restructuring & Demergers
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Company Restructuring Solicitors
Bridge McFarland LLP provides specialist legal guidance on company restructuring, reorganisations, and demergers.
Our company restructuring lawyers have considerable legal knowledge and expertise in this field and – often working closely with your accountants and other professional advisers – can deal with complicated and often confusing proposals in a helpful manner, to implement robust solutions that meets your objectives in a straightforward and hassle-free way.
Corporate Restructuring Expertise
Regardless of the complexity of your situation, our lawyers can assist you across all areas of corporate restructure, reorganisation and demergers. Our clients range from medium to large organisations and multi-national companies to family run businesses. We also help individual directors, investors and shareholders.
Typically, we are instructed to advise and provide guidance on:
- Corporate restructures and reorganisations.
- Articles of association & shareholders’ agreements.
- Share re-classification schemes.
- Creating new holding companies.
- Introducing minority shareholders.
- Mergers, demergers, and disposals.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in a wide range of corporate transactions and work closely alongside other legal specialists within our firm. We can provide you with informed and strategic expertise in related areas of law, such as commercial property, employment, commercial contracts and insolvency, ensuring you receive a seamless and comprehensive service.
Some of our recent transactions – Case studies
Creation of a new holding company
Creating a new holding company for a valuable and successful trading business in the construction industry, including the transfer of significant cash and other assets to protect them from future trading risks and creditors.
Admission of new minority shareholders
Issuing minority shareholdings to two employees of a successful software company, as a first step in the owners’ growth and succession plan.
This included implementing new Articles of Association of the company and a Shareholders’ Agreement, helping to protect the owners’ interests and reducing the risk of time-consuming and expensive future disputes.
Demerger of a property business
Separating a lettings trade from a property rental business in Lincolnshire into two separate companies, allowing the owner to retire from the lettings business and this to be continued by the next generation of the family.
Alphabet shares & new dividend policy
Reclassify the shareholders of a farming company into alphabet shares, allowing the directors to declare variable dividends to the existing shareholders. This enabled the more tax efficient distribution of company profits and increased flexibility in rewarding key personnel.
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