Recent Corporate Transactions

We provide corporate and commercial legal services from our offices in the City of London, the West End and Manchester.

Isle of Man Company Refinancing

Acting in the refinancing of an offshore company incorporated in the Isle of Man for the value of £10.5 Million Pounds

Offshore Company Refinancing

Acting in the refinancing of three offshore companies incorporated in the Isle of Man and Gibraltar for the value of 11 Million Pounds

International Hotel Purchase

Acting for a company based in Qatar in the purchase of a company based in the BVI and its subsidiaries to purchase a Hotel, with the assistance of Islamic finance...

International Company Purchase

Acting for a company based in Qatar in the purchase of a Guernsey based company valued at 11 Million pounds

Offshore Property Acquisition

Advising in connection with a joint venture agreement and setting up a property acquisition business between various offshore companies

International Company Sale

Acting in the sale of a UK clothing machinery manufacturer to an American based company

Turkish aluminium contract

Acting in a 11 million pound aluminium contract involving companies based in Turkey

Joint Venture

Acting in a joint venture between a supplier and large retail PLC on a venture worth 20 million pounds annually

Share Transfer

Advising and structuring a share transfer on the retirement of principal shareholder of an engineering company by way of a staggered share transfer

PLC business acquisitions

Acting in a series of mergers and acquisitions by a PLC of various businesses, including technology companies

Merger & Acquisition

Acting in the merger and acquisition of a multimillion pound business as a going concern

Sterling Loan Note

Acting on the issue of a 1.5 Million Pound sterling loan note on behalf of Venezuelan investors in an Irish PLC


Acting in the demerger of a multimillion pound pharmaceutical company

High Profile Acquisition

Acting on an acquisition of a High Profile Clothing company on behalf of Dubai investors

Company Restructure

Acting in a company restructure of a chain of restaurants which involved the consolidation of several companies into one company

Business Startups

Various business start-up using UK or offshore structures

Corporate & Commercial

For over fifty years, Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP has been providing expert assistance to businesses of all sizes trading in many diverse sectors of the marketplace through its corporate and commercial work.

The department is headed by Senior Partner Jonathan Roberts, who brings over 25 years’ experience to this area. We pride ourselves on getting to know your business, and where appropriate work together with you and your other trusted advisors (such as accounting and tax advisors) to ensure that you are able to make informed decisions at all stages of a transaction by delivering our core values of being professional, responsive and competitive at all times.


All parties in a transaction whether large or small, are keen to ensure that the transaction proceeds with all due speed and efficiency. Time is often of the essence for example in a merger or in the drafting and completion of a licencing agreement for a product, with delays having a detrimental impact on all parties. We will advise you about your transaction in plain English.


When time is key, inexperienced advisors can delay or hinder a transaction taking place. We consider our role as your lawyer to facilitate rather than frustrate the deal. Our department is made up of lawyers who understand the mechanics of business today, who are able to add real value to your business by identifying commercially viable solutions that will help drive your enterprise to success. Our lawyers “speak your language” and are primed to respond rapidly to the constant changes in the marketplace and the law to be able to give you the effective assistance you need.


Corporate transactions can be complex and we realise the value of having highly experienced and skilled lawyers on your side. We will allocate the appropriate resources to your transaction so that it will proceed in the most efficient manner possible. Our fees are consistently highly competitive with firms of similar quality - without compromising on expertise. Our experience in this area means that we are not only competitive on fees, but also competitive when negotiating and protecting your interests. We recognise that getting the deal done is of paramount importance and our team’s primary aim is always to ensure that the transaction takes place as planned and on time.

Our corporate services include:

  • Small and Medium Enterprises
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Group reorganisations and share capital reconstructions
  • Demergers and resolutions of deadlock
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Investments and funding
  • Joint Ventures
  • Business Start ups
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Partnership and LLPs
  • Sale and Purchase of on-going businesses (Transfers as going concerns)

In our commercial work, it is imperative for any successful business to protect itself by understanding its legal rights and obligations by having in place robust commercial contracts.

Our commercial law services include:

  • Agency, distribution and franchising agreements.
  • Sale, supply and purchase of goods and services.
  • Licensing, manufacturing and supply arrangements.
  • E-commerce.
  • IT agreements.
  • Joint venture and partnership agreements.
  • Finance agreements.
  • Intellectual property, including copyright, design rights and trademark matters.
  • Non-disclosure agreements.
  • Regulatory advice.

For further information, please call our offices and ask to speak to a member of our team

Entrepreneurs and SMEs

Our experience for this sector includes

  • Business start ups
  • Funding
  • Advice on business structures
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Joint venture agreements

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A trusted commercial adviser

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP provides tailored advice to entrepreneurs, start-ups and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

We understand the needs of this sector exceptionally well and are well positioned to add value to projects by providing commercially viable solutions at competitive rates. Our team is experienced in dealing with both the small and medium sized business owner , the entrepreneur.

Working alongside our other departments, such as Employment, Property, Dispute Resolution we can engage with you and your teams as a trusted commercial adviser to ensure that your business operates within the law and productively.

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City office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
326 Old Street
London EC1V 9DR

020 7613 1402

020 7613 2711  

West End office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
77A Baker Street
London W1U 6RF
DX: 42722 Oxford Circus North

020 7467 5757

020 7467 5758

Manchester office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
111 Piccadilly
Manchester M1 2HY

DX: 6967003 Manchester 94 M

0161 694 4404

0161 638 0930

Exeter office

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP
3rd Floor
The Senate
Southernhay Gardens
Exeter EX1 1UG

01392 715311

020 7613 2711

Istanbul Office

Ronald Fletcher Baker
Danismanlik Hizmetleri Avukatlik Ortakligi

Hakki Yeten Caddesii
Selenium Plaza, No:10 C
K:16, Fulya Sokak
Sisli, Istanbul.

07736 364222

Emergency number

07517 129548

Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Company number OC345891

City office ID 512598
West End office ID 523362.
Manchester office ID 630156

V.A.T. registration number: 2206798 63VAT

"Partner" denotes a senior member of the LLP or an employee with the equivalent standing.

PII cover - QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited and others. For further details please contact Rakeebah Rahim

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