Corporate legal advice that is built around you

Moore Barlow’s corporate team act for a variety of owner managed, privately owned and listed companies, advising on both domestic and international transactions.

Our experienced team offer city quality work whilst building bespoke and lasting relationships with each of our clients, based on trust. Our corporate department is one of the largest in Southern England and the quality of our service attracts clients from across London and the UK.

Our corporate team advise both private and public companies on:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Venture capital and private equity finance
  • Corporate reorganisations
  • Share schemes and incentives
  • Governance and compliance

Explore our latest deals


Deal type: Advising on the sale of Smartlogic Holdings, to US based MarkLogic Corporation.

Deal value: Undisclosed

Date: November 2021

Project Sequoia

Deal type: Advising on a settlement and subsequent reorganisation and demerger of a large property holding group

Deal value: £373million

Date: September 2021

Bedroq Limited

Deal type: Advising Bedroq Limited on the purchase of technology and security specialist, Tellemachus Limited.

Deal value: Undisclosed

Date: June 2021

Getting deals done

In corporate legal matters, time is often critical. You may need to seize an opportunity or respond rapidly to a developing situation. If your time is extremely valuable and is demanded a lot of, it may me imperative that you make decisions fast, without feeling rushed or pressured. So, you need corporate lawyers who can explain even the most complex business legal matters clearly and succinctly, offering up the precise information that you need and providing you with advice that can help you act quickly and confidently.

This is exactly how we support our corporate clients. By understanding how your business works, our corporate solicitors in London and around the country will anticipate your needs, take a proactive approach to solving problems and work closely with you to create customised solutions that deliver successful outcomes.

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Why choose Moore Barlow as your corporate solicitors?

At Moore Barlow, we are lawyers by profession, but we do so much more than ‘just’ law. We establish bespoke relationships with each of our clients, based on trust. As part of our value-added offering, we can introduce you to our network of valuable contacts to help you and your business prosper.

Noted in both Chambers and the Legal 500, our quality of service attracts clients in London and along the M3 corridor, as well as from around the South Coast. We have offices in London, Richmond, Southampton, Guildford, Lymington and Woking, so are located in a number of convenient and easily accessible places to provide you with expert corporate law advice on both a local and national level. We are ready to support you with one of the largest corporate teams in the South of England, networked to similar reputable law firms in most major European, North American and Far Eastern jurisdictions.

Frequently asked questions to our corporate law solicitors

As one of the most trusted corporate law firms in London and the South of England, our corporate lawyers have answered some of the most common questions that we are asked below. If you can’t find the information that you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Corporate lawyers generally carry out a range of different tasks and responsibilities on behalf of their business clients. This can include handling the legal side of merger and acquisitions, carrying out due diligence, organisational restructuring, deal making and offering specialist corporate law advice whenever required.

As experienced company law solicitors, our services include assisting businesses with corporate transactions, shareholder agreements, mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and LLPs, share schemes and incentives. Our expert team offer tailored support to corporate law clients in London and across the country.

There are many different reasons and situations that might arise for a corporate business which require the input of a legal specialist. This could include preparing corporate contracts, dispute resolution, litigation, compliance with regulatory law or performing due diligence before a deal is done.

The consequences for a business of not taking appropriate legal advice can be serious and often costly. Whether it leads to mistakes being made with regulatory compliance or significant corporate decisions being made without all of the facts to hand, businesses tend to flourish most when they take specialist advice and ensure they make informed choices once armed with the details they need.

Many of the responsibilities of a corporate lawyer and a business lawyer may cross over, but a corporate lawyer essentially specialises in buying and selling companies and the legal structure of companies whereas business solicitors can have a more general practice, taking in the broader world of business law.

Our corporate expertise

It is important to have the backing of a law firm that stays ahead of the game.

Chambers and Partners, 2021 They are a professional and helpful team who have an eye on the goal.
Chambers and Partners, 2021 They offer a consistent service with good commerciality.
Chambers and Partners, 2021 They are an extremely committed team.
Legal 500, 2021 Moore Barlow are the preferred suppliers of legal support to our cluster of incubating startups. They offer a unique, pain free, can-do solution based service with the client at the heart of the activity. Whenever we have asked, whatever we have asked, Moore Barlow have responded positively, effectively and efficiently delivering what needs to be done when it needs doing. A great team of professionals who are people focused.
Legal 500, 2021 The team are extremely professional , with a personal touch.
Legal 500, 2021 They pay attention to detail, are responsive to ideas, and the clients’ needs are foremost.
Legal 500, 2021 Diverse range of expertise and individuals to suit any requirement. Sensible, commercial approach to the legal profession with a view to achieving objectives, not scoring points!