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
- 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.
- 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