Business & Company Law

Whether you are a start-up or an established company, we understand the dedication and hard work it takes to run your business successfully.

Therefore working with trusted advisors who make it their business to understand your aspirations and objectives and work collaboratively with you, will help you to maximise your financial investment and ensure legal compliance.

We pride ourselves on getting to the core of an organisations through a lifetime of development and expansion, drawing on the support of other specialist departments in the Firm to provide commercial propertyemploymentplanningdebt recoverylitigation and intellectual property advice when it is needed.

All this allows us to meet your aims and goals as well as helping to future proof your business in aiding its success.

Our expert Company Law advice covers:


Starting up a new business

  • Advice on choice of business vehicle
  • Company incorporations
  • Company secretarial advice
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • LLP agreements
  • Joint venture agreements

Buying and selling businesses

  • Business and asset sales
  • Business and asset purchases
  • Share purchases
  • Share sales
  • Share buybacks

Director and shareholder advice

Business future planning and succession

Company structure

  • Allotment of new shares
  • Reclassifaction of shares
  • Articles of Association
  • Creation of group structures
  • Group reorganisations and reconstructions

Granting rights over shares

  • Share options between individuals
  • Share options from companies
  • Employee Options
  • Reciprocal Cross Options

Banking and finance

  • Loan agreements
  • Securing debts
  • Personal guarantees
  • Investment agreements

General business law advice

Our approach is innovative, uncomplicated and always transparent so you know at all times what we are undertaking on your behalf and what it is going to cost.

If you have an enquiry in relation to a corporate matter or simply want to speak to a member of our expert Team for further information and guidance, please use the request a call back or make an enquiry option to get in touch.

Legal 500 2021: The Corporate Team were recognised as a leading team in the West Midlands.

FBC Manby Bowdler LLP advises clients on acquisitions and disposals of companies, restructurings and commercial contracts. Wolverhampton-based team head James SageDavid Preece in Telford and Shrewsbury-based Stuart Rea are recommended.

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