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From entrepreneurial start-ups, established private and public companies to UK subsidiaries of multinational organisations and family businesses, our partner led team provides clear, practical, and commercially astute advice.
Services include new incorporations, business start-ups, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and disposal, management buy-outs, company re-organisations, agency, franchise and distribution agreements. We also have extensive expertise ensuring company law compliance and delivering company registration services.
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Peter Murray leads Ledingham Chalmers LLP's practice, which has previously tended to stand out for its work in the oil and gas services sector. The firm recently expanded its offering, however, by launching a new exploration and production practice; this was heralded in January 2018 by the hires of Uisdean Vass from Womble Bond Dickinson. Further reflective of the growth of the corporate practice, Natalie Stevenson recently joined as a senior associate from CMS. Elsewhere, in addition to handling corporate and commercial matters connected with oil and gas, the firm’s workload is rounded out by mandates involving sectors such as renewable energy, property, care and leisure. Jody Mitchell, Rod Hutchison and Neil Anderson are other highly regarded practitioners in the group. Malcolm Laing serves as a consultant. Clients in this space include Total E&P UK Limited, Tendeka, Interwell, Arjo Wiggins Fine Papers and University of the Highlands and Islands.
For the record...can employees secretly record a meeting? - In an era where mobile phones can serve as portable recording studios, solicitor Alanah Mills looks at what employers can do about secret recordings at work.
Cross border transactions — the benefits of tapping into an International network - With international transactions, it's worth getting the right, local arrangements in place early on to help get deals over the line.
Succession and separate advice — making a difference - Taking separate legal advice, alongside open and honest communication with everyone involved, is a crucial part of getting the right succession arrangements in place.