Legal advice must respond to its commercial context and address effectively your objectives and circumstances: a particular solution may simply be one of several possibilities.
We maintain a continuing liaison with you, whether on specific topics or generally, building a lasting relationship with you and a strong understanding of your business so that we appreciate its needs, keep you informed of relevant legal issues, help identify risks and opportunities and assess the most suitable legal solution.
In this way we provide strong, commercially informed legal support.
Examples of our work:
- Our client intended to sell his company which carried on a major and successful electronics business but also had other businesses in the technology field. In discussing the price, we pointed out that minimal value was being paid for those other businesses and recommended that they be de-merged. We devised and acted upon a three-way split of the company, in which the main electronics business was sold and the other two businesses were de-merged separately. We acted in the later sale of one of them for a price twice that of the original electronics sale
- Our client wished to negotiate a bioscience licence for a particular application. We recommended and negotiated that it be granted a licence over the entire technology except for a specific application reserved to the licensor. Subsequently a new application, unknown at the time of the licence grant, was discovered and because of the structure of the licence our client was exclusively entitled to exploit it