Corporate Restructuring and Reconstruction

A corporate restructure can be in response to both opportunity or a crisis. Whatever the trigger, seeking legal advice as early as possible is critical.

Our Corporate team regularly acts in complex corporate restructurings, offering an impressive breadth of capability as well as specialist expertise. They work closely with our Litigation, Property, Workplace and Tax teams as necessary, to help achieve far reaching business and corporate solutions.

With our strong commercial focus, we understand the drivers and implications of corporate restructures. We are solutions focussed, leveraging legal support in service of business goals, not as an end in itself. We walk you through the process every step of the way, demystifying statutory and regulatory requirements such as Safe Harbour protections, tax legislation, directors’ and fiduciary duties and insolvent trading provisions.

We represent directors, management, owners, creditors, lenders, investors and buyers. We consult on corporate advisory, finance, insolvency and litigation.

 

We’re experts in:

  • Establishing a new company or multiple companies to separate parts of the business and/or assets.

  • Restructuring transactions, including financial recapitalisations, business reorganisation, acquisitions and liquidations.

  • Mitigating the impact of liquidity issues through liability management and contingency planning.

  • Changing ownership or equity arrangements and changing business structure.

  • Working with lenders to develop forbearance and workout arrangements to protect investments.

  • Avoiding or minimising insolvency risks and minimising trading or operating risk.

  • Seeking additional private equity.

  • Preparing for a trade sale or sale of business, or asset sale.

  • Streamlining operations.

  • Debt refinancing or reorganisation or entering a corporate workout.