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Since Child & Child was founded in 1850, corporate and commercial clients have turned to us for smart, pragmatic advice that puts their interests first.

We have worked with clients of every type: from global corporations who want to set up business in the UK to individual entrepreneurs, family businesses and start-ups.

Getting to know your business and understanding your challenges is our priority.  Our team are commercially focused, experienced lawyers that understand the complexity of multi-jurisdictional businesses. We draw our own wide-ranging experience across multiple sectors, often working seamlessly with our colleagues in other teams, including our Private Wealth, International and Tax practices.

Our aim is always to find the best solutions, tailored to your situation. We advise on every aspect of corporate and commercial law, addressing issues such as how to structure a business, optimizing tax efficiency, setting up a UK branch for an overseas company or buying an existing business.

Our specialist advice and guidance covers the full range of corporate matters, including:

  • Company formations
  • Directors’ & shareholders’ rights and liabilities
  • Family business issues
  • Succession issues
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity
  • Joint ventures & partnerships
  • Restructuring
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Trading arrangements
  • Financing, including tax incentives for investors or business owners such as Business Entrepreneur’s Relief and relevant enterprise investment schemes
  • Managing intellectual property (IP) from creation to protection and exploitation
  • Copyright, trademarks, designs and securing confidential information
  • Franchising, licensing, agency, distribution and collaboration agreements
  • Manufacturing agreements and standard terms and conditions of business
  • Confidentiality, non-disclosure, joint venture and cooperation agreements.
Michael Hatchwell

Adrian Biles

The team

Managing Partner
Senior Management Team
+44 (0) 207 235 8000
Private Client, Head of Tax
+44 (0)207 235 8000

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