Having the right corporate structure can be invaluable to a business. The careful planning, design and implementation of a reorganisation is essential, not only to ensure that the assets and vehicles end up exactly where they are needed - whether that is for operational purposes, in contemplation of a sale, because the ownership of assets or vehicles are being split or for tax planning purposes - but also to ensure that it is done in the most advantageous and tax efficient manner. Understanding our clients' primary goals behind any restructuring and helping them get their structure right is what we do.
Reorganisations and restructurings are undertaken for a host of reasons, including: tax planning, as a result of litigation, to divide the group up tax efficiently, in order to change corporate structure - for example from an LLP to a Ltd or vice versa, as a precursor to an acquisition of a company or business or as a precursor to a sale of a company or business or to increase business efficiency. They can be complex and require experienced lawyers who are able to understand the client's objectives, know the best route to achieve those objectives - from a commercial, practical, legal and tax perspective - and have the technical knowledge and practical experience to make it happen.
Our cross departmental team has the technical expertise combined with the experience to undertake the full range of restructurings and reorganisations concerning both UK and cross border structures. Being able to provide both the tax structuring expertise and the legal expertise means that we are able to provide an integrated approach to your reorganisation. Our role starts with the planning, design and structuring of these transactions, runs through to the implementation and completion of them and, where necessary, continues with their subsequent operation. We also work closely with tax advisers who may have the expertise to structure the reorganisation from a tax perspective but who may require our expertise to advise on the legal aspects of the reorganisation and to document and implement the reorganisation.
We have advised a breadth of businesses on their reorganisations and our focus is on achieving our clients' desired outcome in the most efficient way possible.