Corporate

Overview

Without sound corporate law advice, no organisation can function at its best. Global mergers and restructurings tend to grab the headlines, but there are also many everyday matters which need to be handled correctly in order for your business to grow and make progress.

At Gowling WLG, we understand that you need trusted corporate lawyers who can flex to match the job in hand. Our global corporate team offers you a complete range of services, from simple registration to complex reorganisations. You tell us what you want and we'll provide it.

Our clients range from the world's leading financial institutions and public companies to private businesses and entrepreneurs. Our market-leading service line in AIM and dynamic approach to key sectors - such as energy, mining, real estate, life sciences and tech - are some of the many reasons why we've advised clients on hundreds of major deals in recent years.

Connected across the market, our team is highly sensitive to your business realities. Our size means we can allocate the appropriate level of experience to address your matter most efficiently. Senior oversight and a talented paralegal group provides technical expertise and practical service.

You'll be working with integrated teams that incorporate professionals from other practice areas to provide tailored insight and advice. We accommodate tight timelines and efficiently address complicated legal issues to deliver a seamless, results-based service.

With offices located in key jurisdictions around the world, we can handle projects of any size. Our professionals communicate efficiently with each other to provide timely legal services to clients who require advice from multiple locations.

We deliver proven results in a full range of corporate legal areas, including:

Contact our team

Gowling WLG is an international firm that remains focused on its clients, providing world-class corporate law services to national and international companies alike. Please get in touch to discuss how we can assist your business.

Germany

Corporate law is practised the world over. But laws are different in every jurisdiction. How can you be sure that you're both complying with the law and getting the best deal when operating in Germany?

You need lawyers who understand both the local law and the global landscape.

At Gowling WLG, we know how to steer international clients within Germany and beyond through the challenges associated with German corporate law. With on-the-ground corporate teams in Stuttgart and Munich, we're also tightly integrated with our offices across Europe, Canada, the Middle East and Asia.

Many of our lawyers have worked in-house, and truly understand the needs and demands of corporates. We're committed to giving you our total focus through a service that's both hands-on and partner-led.

We regularly support major listed (domestic and foreign) companies, medium-sized businesses and financial investors. We advise many of the family-controlled Mittelstand companies, many of which are true hidden champions.

We're also sector experts, particularly in the automotive field: Stuttgart is home to many industry titans, including hundreds of suppliers and big players in other related sectors, such as mechanical engineering, tech, banking and insurance. We understand the unique requirements of our clients in their respective sectors.

Areas we cover include:

  • Change of management
  • Compliance
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate secretarial
  • General management and supervisory board matters
  • Reorganisations and restructurings
  • Shareholders' meetings
  • Succession

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If you want lawyers with the cultural awareness and legal skills required to give you the service you need in Germany, then let's work together.

UK

In a world where businesses should never stand still, corporate activity drives growth and success behind the scenes. Ambitious businesses need corporate lawyers that can provide seamless legal advice drawing upon deep experience across the full spectrum of corporate legal services.

As a sector-focussed full-service law firm, we have everything you need in one place, creating efficiencies and connecting strategies to ensure your success. With offices across the world in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, we offer you both the depth and geography you may require as your business evolves, and our service can be tailored to your changing needs every step of the way.

Our technically excellent legal advice delivered through a partner-led service makes our team of corporate solicitors a popular choice with clients ranging from the world’s leading financial institutions and public companies to private businesses and entrepreneurs.

The 200-strong team has extensive experience across the full range of corporate advice including equity capital markets on AIM and the Main Market, investment funds, private equity and both public and private mergers and acquisitions.

We combine our transactional knowledge with vast experience across a range of sectors including energy, renewables and natural resources, financial institutions, advanced engineering, health and life sciences (including pharmaceutical cannabis), technology, infrastructure, indirect real estate, government, and insurance and funds.

Corporate legal services

Client work

The team at Gowling WLG have provided critical, clear and commercial advice and round the clock support to the Williams team through an intense transaction process.General Counsel, Williams F1, Mark Biddle

Awards and recognition

We are proud to be consistently recognised by the legal directories in corporate rankings, with The Legal 500 ranking our team in Tier 2 for Equity Capital Markets: Small Mid-cap and Tier 1 for Listed Funds and Corporate and Commercial: Birmingham. Chambers UK also ranks the team in Band 2 for Capital Markets: AIM and Investment Funds: Closed-ended Listed Funds.

We consistently perform strongly in the global M&A and Private Equity legal advisory tables published by Bloomberg and Refinitiv. Our activity consistently contributes to us featuring in the top 20 law firms advising on global mid-market M&A deals.

Contact our team

For more advice on how we can help you with your corporate activity, contact a member of our team today.

Gareth Baker
Partner

Charles Bond
Partner, head of Capital Markets and Natural Resources (UK)

Kristian Rogers
Partner

Chris Towle
Partner

Sunil Kakkad
Consultant

Stuart Young
Partner, chair of Automotive group