Corporate and commercial

The corporate and commercial team serves a wide range of UK and international clients across a number of industry sectors; from media and sports to fashion and financial services.

We have expertise handling national and international mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and disposals, joint venture and shareholder arrangements and limited liability partnership agreements; IPOs on the main market, the AIM; management buyouts and private equity transactions; forms of equity funding; company reconstructions; general company law including directors' duties and corporate governance and regulatory advice; and insolvency and corporate recovery. In addition our team includes lawyers who have specific expertise in drafting commercial contracts ranging from supply, distribution and agency agreements, to intellectual property, e-commerce and brand and sponsorship agreements.

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What our clients say

"Collyer Bristow LLP’s practice is led by Jeff Roberts, with support from Paul Sillis and Howard Ricklow. Roberts assisted Ibrahim Ibrahim with its sale of Portland Design Associates to Perkins+Will and advised John Brown Media on its sale to Dentsu Aegis Network. Other clients include Molinare TV & Film." Legal 500 UK, 2016, Corporate and commercial, Mergers and acquisitions

"Collyer Bristow's razor sharp team is led by Jeff Roberts and includes the very commercial, customer-facing Paul Sillis. As well as having expertise in acting for the vendors of owner-managed businesses, the team is also well versed in advising on solent restructuring and sales and purchases arising from insolvency." Legal 500 UK, 2015, Corporate and commercial, Mergers and acquisitions

"Collyer Bristow LLP’s four-partner team advises SMEs across a number of sectors, with a particular leaning towards media, technology and sports. Insolvency expert Jeff Roberts has experience advising investors, creditors and directors of distressed companies and insolvency practitioners. Paul Sillis advised Malcolm Bluemel on the sale of Planet Rock to Bauer Media." Legal 500 UK, 2014, Corporate and commercial, Mergers and acquisitions 

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