Contracts: Getting the Basics Right
It is important to have the basic concepts right. Contracts establish the basis for what you do and how you perform in business. Speak to our experts to ensure you have the right safeguards to deter and resolve legal disputes and lawsuits, and to get on with managing your business.
Our expertise across the board and business knowledge ensures we will configure the best contracts to suit the specific demands of your industry.
We will work with you to produce contractual documents that are concise, practical, transparent and straightforward.
We can help with:
- Terms and conditions of business
- Service level agreements
- Supply agreements
- Agency and distribution agreements
- Franchising and licensing agreements
- Data protection and competition contracts
Public & Private Sector Procurement
From large projects utilising the intricate competitive dialogue process to smaller contracts, we always endeavor to save money by supporting clients to run efficient procurement programs. We offer our assistance with:
- Choice of appropriate procurement route
- Model documents
- Best practice advice
- Framework agreements
- Compliant debriefs
- Permitted evaluation criteria
MBOs and MBIs
Whether you’re a management team looking to buy into a company, or a shareholder preparing to sell, our insight and guidance will guide you along the path towards a successful transaction that appeals to all parties involved.
Our experience covers:
If a business owner decides to sell, the existing management are regularly the individuals in the best position to buy them out and move the company forward.
If a business is underachieving as a result of bad leadership, the answer to the issue may be a management buy-in. This is when new shareholders acquire a business and introduces new management.
Equity and Finance
Our Whitland team can help with you, whether you are a lender, borrower or investor, so you can be assured that everything you do comes within the structure of legal compliance.
From direction on private equity and debt financing to support on raising funds for growth and development, we give you the professional advice you need to achieve your objectives.
Based on our commercial experience, the goal is to discover the right balance between the ability of a company to operate without unnecessary interference and the need for the lender or investor to have sufficient authority over its financing or investment.
Protect what belongs to your business
Ensuring your business owns the intellectual property is the first action that needs to be taken in the protection process. Often, businesses neglect to make sure that intellectual property rights, created by third parties on their behalf, for example, employees or consultants, are correctly designated.
The agreements your business needs to guarantee you own what you pay for can be developed by our experts.
You will combine your finances and abilities as a joint venture team to achieve a particular objective. To develop your business, manufacture new goods or move into new markets, possibly overseas. We can instruct you on all facets of joint ventures, including:
- General joint venture advice
- Advantages and disadvantages
- Joint venture set up
- Joint venture agreements
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Disposals
We have years of experience overseeing business transactions and are regularly called upon to advise and support clients through the subtleties of what could be a ‘once in a lifetime’ deal.
Purchasing or selling a business involves bringing the many elements of a transaction together to a satisfactory conclusion.
Our emphasis is on delivering accurate and practical advice to ensure the deal happens, performing within tight deadlines.