The summaries below illustrate some of the recent cases and situations in which company owners and directors/partners of various size businesses have been successfully represented by Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Company & Commercial team.

SUCCESSFUL DEFENCE OF SMALL BUSINESS AGAINST MAJOR MULTINATIONAL

Attwaters Jameson Hill defended a company against an injunction and court proceedings brought by a major multinational.

It was alleged our client was in breach of trademark. We defended the proceedings and demonstrated that although our client had some knowledge of the breaches, it was not involved with the perpetrator.

The multinational backed down and paid our client’s costs (costs which caused the opposing solicitor to comment that Attwaters Jameson Hill gives clients good value for money).

PURCHASE OF ENGINEERING FIRM FOR £20 MILLION

Attwaters Jameson Hill acted on the purchase of a south Essex engineering firm by a client company, which is part of a multinational group.

The shares were bought for approximately £20 million and the purchase involved the acquisition of approximately five leasehold and freehold sites.

SALE OF RESIDENTIAL CARE COMPANY FOR £6.5 MILLION

Attwaters Jameson Hill acted on the sale of a domiciliary care company for a price of approximately £6.5 million.

Our client, the vendor, was taken on as a consultant by the purchaser company. We dealt with all the documentation and legalities involved in the sale and negotiated and drafted the consultancy agreement.

LEISURE SECTOR SALE OF SURPLUS ASSETS TO RAISE CAPITAL

A leisure company needed to raise capital by selling off some surplus assets.

Attwaters Jameson Hill acted on the disposal of two hotels and the sale of the shares in a company running a nightclub from leased premises. The transactions had to be co-ordinated to reach contemporaneous completion.

PURCHASE OF SITES; PLANNING AGREEMENT; PART DISPOSAL OF 50 UNIT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT

Attwaters Jameson Hill acted for a developer company on its acquisition of two adjoining development sites.

We negotiated the terms of a planning agreement which led to the granting of planning permission for the build of approximately 50 units, a mix of apartments and houses. We then acted on the sale of part of the site for the provision of affordable housing and represented the client in connection with the development agreement to build those units.

ADVICE AND AGREEMENT DOCUMENTATION FOR INVESTMENT SYNDICATE

A syndicate of investors wanted to invest in a new leisure business.

Attwaters Jameson Hill prepared their partnership agreement and then the shareholders agreement documenting their investment in the target company. We also advised on the legal status of the target and the exposure of the investors.

Attwater Jameson Hill’s business clients know how important it is to have the support of intuitive lawyers with real experience and market know-how.

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