Our team of corporate lawyers are one of the most established and well respected transaction teams outside of London.

Over the last 30 years we have developed an enviable reputation for providing a first class, proactive service in relation to all corporate affairs.

We are proud to serve our valued and often long established client base of local, national and international businesses (both large and small) on the full spectrum of corporate affairs.

The team typically advises on over fifty substantial M&A transactions per year in the corporate mid-market (up to £50 million deal size). We advise in accordance with best market practice on a wide range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, MBOs/MBIs, Employee Ownership, asset finance, development and start-up capital. All of our transactions are partner led.

In addition, we have an extensive track record in delivering the latest thinking on corporate tax/financial restructuring and reorganisations - such as capital reduction de-mergers, family investment companies, LLPs and joint venture companies, allowing our clients to achieve optimal positioning for both their tax and risk management.

We provide our clients with access to the real expertise and experience that you need to get to a fast, clear, cost-effective and commercial solution to achieve your objectives.  We pride ourselves on building long relationships and becoming trusted advisors to our corporate clients.

'The team at Wilkes played a vital part in the successful outcome of the sale of my business. Their expert guidance was crucial in overcoming the complications presented by the international nature of this transaction and they gave me the confidence to move ahead at every step to completion.'

Client Feedback – The Legal 500 2021

'Strong in mid-market deals involving M&A,  disposals and management buyouts. Managing partner Gareth O’Hara  leads the Midlands' firm's team and has a particular focus on the automotive sector.'

Client Feedback – The Legal 500 2020

We can help you

  • Corporate Disposals & Exits
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Effect a Management Buy-Out
  • Obtain venture/development capital
  • Buy back shares
  • Effect a corporate restructuring
  • Effect a cross-border corporate transaction
  • Family Investment companies
  • Set up a joint venture
  • Prepare a Shareholders Agreement
  • Become an employee owned company
  • Set up an LLP
  • With advice on your directors’ duties
  • With advice on your Articles of Association
  • With advice on shareholders’ meetings
  • With advice about company law


What our clients say


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