Corporate Services

Our Corporate Team provides a proactive, first class service to entrepreneurs, owner managed businesses, listed companies and shareholders on all aspects of corporate transactions and related legal issues. We have extensive experience on a wide range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, disposals, MBOs/MBIs, asset finance, development and start-up capital.

All of our transactions are both partner led and negotiated, providing you with access to the real expertise and experience that you need to get to a fast, clear, cost-effective and commercial solution to any problems that may arise. We provide appropriate legal and commercial advice at all times and build long-term relationships, helping clients to meet their business objectives.

In addition, we have extensive experience in corporate tax/financial restructuring and reorganisations and share buy-backs. We have a particular expertise in LLPs.

Further, we also provide a full compliance advice service to directors and companies on all aspects of company law, as well as constitutional advice to directors and shareholders on equity documentation and shareholders agreements.

We can help you:-

  • to sell a company/business
  • to buy a company/business
  • to effect a Management Buy-Out
  • to obtain venture/development capital
  • to buy back shares
  • to effect a corporate restructuring
  • to effect a cross-border corporate transaction
  • to merge companies
  • to set up an joint venture
  • to prepare a Shareholders Agreement
  • to start a new business
  • to set up an LLP
  • with advice on our directors’ duties
  • with advice on our Articles of Association
  • with advice on shareholders’ meetings
  • with advice about company law



Gareth O’Hara

Phone: +44 121 233 4333
Fax: +44 121 233 4546


Jeremy Parkin

Phone: +44 121 233 4333
Fax: +44 121 233 4546

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Phone: +44 121 233 4333
Fax: +44 121 233 4546


What our clients say

“We loved the fact that knowledge of ‘our’ deal was disseminated throughout the Wilkes team which made contacting them with any issue that arose very easy.  It was due totally to the experience, expertise and efficiency of Wilkes that the sale was completed on time, budget and for the original agreed purchase price.”

– Henry Watts, 7 Day Catering / Servest Multi Service Group