This includes expert advice on the process and structuring as well as providing the essential commercial agreements and contracts you need to protect every aspect of your business. This includes the intellectual property and your brand to managing franchises, distribution and your supply chain. We also have specialist knowledge on managing ecommerce, distance selling and data protection risk for your business.
Our clients include SMEs, fast growing entrepreneurial businesses, start-ups, private individuals and business owners in a number of industry sectors. The advice and support that we deliver extends to commercial activities as well as corporate transactions. We also work closely with tax advisers and accountants to ensure that advice tailored to your transaction is provided.
Healthcare sector support
Wellers has developed extensive expertise and knowledge in the healthcare services sector. Dental practices, pharmacies and care homes all require specialist understanding of Care Quality Commission and NHS issues and regulation. Our familiarity with the healthcare market covers buying and selling strategies as well as partnership, shareholders’ and expense share agreements as well as associate and employment contracts for the sector.
Mergers and acquisitions
Whether you are selling your business or acquiring a new one, our team will help you through what can often be a complex and daunting exercise. We can manage the process for you, from carrying out the initial due diligence through to completion.
Venture capital and private equity investment
We advise private equity and venture capital investors on a broad range of investments, acquisitions and exits. We have a wealth of experience in acting on both sides of corporate venturing transactions.
Start-ups and entrepreneurial businesses
Many of our clients are start-ups seeking to grow their own business. Other clients are owner managers that generations before them have started. We have knowledge of a wide range of business structures and can advise you on the most appropriate structure for your business. We can help nurture your business from incorporation and assist you with your legal requirements at every stage of its development.
Partnerships and LLPs
The most suitable business structure for your business may be a traditional partnership or a limited liability partnership (LLP). We can guide and advise you on the tax implications, the associated risks, and the rules applicable to the partnership structure compared to the other forms of business structures. We have particular expertise in the dental sector, whether you are proposing to enter into a traditional partnership or an expense share arrangement.
Joint Venture and collaboration agreements
We can assist you to ensure that your joint venture agreement meets your specific objectives, whether it is a contractual joint venture or as a more formal incorporated joint venture where a separate business (or special purpose vehicle) is set up. Our advice will be tailored to your industry sector to ensure that the joint venture agreement includes provisions required for both parties’ aims and objectives.
A shareholders agreement is a document detailing an agreement of terms amongst the shareholders of the company. It governs the business relationship between the company and each shareholder and can be used to put restrictions on the way shareholders can dispose of and otherwise deal with their shares and protect minority shareholders’ interests. Without an agreement in place, the company itself can be at risk or expensive litigation may become necessary. We have extensive experience in advising on and preparing shareholders’ agreements tailored to specific requirements.
We provide a full range of company secretarial services which include preparing notices of board and shareholder meetings, minutes of such meetings and written shareholder resolutions, filing forms at Companies House, keeping company books up to date and preparing and filing annual returns at Companies House.
Please call us on 020 7481 2422 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk to our Company and Commercial team.