Corporate & Commercial Law

BHP Law’s Corporate and Commercial group gives you the advantage of a full service, multi disciplinary team who are dedicated to working as an extension of your business.

Our legal experts apply understanding gained over years of experience working in and with globally active businesses as well as in private practice.

They have the freedom to be proactive and decisive and have helped businesses across all industry sectors reach their goals and maximise their business opportunities.

Our expertise includes:

  • Company and business sales and acquisitions
  • Management buy outs / ins
  • Private equity finance
  • Business refinancing
  • Loan finance facility and security documentation
  • Asset finance facility and security agreements
  • Inter-creditor agreements
  • Share buy backs and share capital reductions
  • Bespoke articles of association and share rights 
  • Legal due diligence
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Shareholder and partnership agreements, disputes and exits
  • EMI share schemes, unapproved share options and growth share schemes
  • Business start-ups and incorporations
  • Commercial agreements
  • Terms and conditions of trade/supply
  • Manufacturing, licensing, agency and distribution agreements
  • Confidentiality and non disclosure agreements
  • Outsourcing, collaboration and procurement agreements
  • Franchising agreements
  • Charities and not for profit
  • Directors duties
  • Corporate governance
  • Company secretarial service

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Your Corporate & Commercial Team

Gary Copeland

Consultant Solicitor

Gary has some 35 years advising on many high value share sales/acquisitions transactions for various businesses across the North East and internationally…

Karolyn Scott

Corporate Executive

Karolyn has worked at BHP Law for over 18 years. Within the business and commercial law team she has assisted on advising high value share sales/acquisitions…

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