Public Companies

Public companies are amongst the most exciting, growth oriented, substantial places to be in business. Advisers need to manage the complexity that goes with the territory and allow clients to take full advantage of the opportunities the markets provide.

We’ve led and project managed numerous public takeovers (including hostile approaches) and acted for target companies who are subject to unwanted takeover bids. We’ve drafted bid approach and defence manuals and have an in depth understating of both the law and the tactics of code regulated takeover offers. We can drive the best outcome for both bidders and targets and their shareholders, through designing the most appropriate structure to transact.

We provide complete support from day-to-day compliance issues to major strategic changes. This can include advice in relation to share and business acquisitions and disposals, takeovers governed by The Takeover Code, shareholder meetings, directors’ duties, corporate governance and regulatory compliance.

Proper regulatory compliance is absolutely fundamental to investor confidence in listed companies. Our specialist lawyers guide our clients through the regulatory issues they face, daily. We design and implement bespoke training sessions to keep clients up-to-date with regulatory changes, explain their effects and how best to comply.

This is a high-value environment for our clients and demands the best of attention from advisers. Our partners are themselves entrepreneurs and investors. This level of commitment enables us to really understand a client’s business objectives and to add value through creative legal solutions.

Quoted Companies Alliance member

"We’re delighted to be at the beginning of a partnership between two teams who share the same winning spirit and focus on supporting talent to achieve their potential. Everyone here has a great sense of pride and excitement to be working with Team England – a team that, after all, reflects just how much can be achieved by a diverse and varied group of individuals all focused on one goal. We can’t wait to get started."

Joanna Thornell, Client and Markets Director, Shakespeare Martineau