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Corporate & Commercial Attorney

Our Corporate team is led by recognised leaders in their field. We provide world-class advice to corporate clients, including leading financial institutions, prominent US, European & South American banks, investment managers, Fortune 500 companies and several of the world's largest insurance companies, in connection with a wide range of cross border commercial arrangements and international transactions. We have acted for the issuer on a number of Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) IPOs in the US and UK.

Commercial services to clients include the structuring, drafting and negotiation of their international commercial agreements including joint venture relationships, licencing and commercialisation agencies, franchising & licencing agreements and financing arrangements with banks and commercial leaders.

Our corporate work includes:

  • Incorporation of corporate vehicles, investment trusts and partnerships
  • Establishing Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) and the sponsor entities
  • Establishing holding entities in a tax-neutral environment
  • Equity and debt offerings including Initial Public Offerings
  • Establishing "blocker" entities in corporate or partnership form to shelter foreign source income
  • Inward investment
  • Utilisation of the US "check the box" regime to enjoy tax transparency
  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Takeovers
  • Start-ups, joint ventures and group re-organisations
  • Redomiciliation and migration
  • Schemes of arrangement

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Our structured finance services include:

  • Takeovers, mergers and acquisitions
  • Establishing Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC) and the sponsor entity
  • Asset backed securities transactions
  • Primary offerings of equity and debt
  • Initial Public Offerings and other public offerings
  • Structured note programmes
  • Traditional loan financing, straight or syndicated, secured or unsecured
  • Follow-on and secondary issues, rights-issues
  • Convertible equity and debt securities
  • Listing of equity, debt and derivatives on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange ("CSX")
  • private equity – we have a dedicated team advising on all aspects of offshore private equity transactions, including the establishment of funds, leveraged buy-outs, and group restructurings;
  • start-ups and disposals, joint ventures and group reorganisations
  • the establishment of holding entities in a tax-neutral environment
  • the establishment of "blocker" entities in corporate or partnership form to shelter foreign source income
  • the utilisation of the US "check the box" regime to enjoy tax transparency
  • redomiciliation and migration
  • schemes of arrangement

We act for both large international institutions and local clients, assisting businesses of all sizes with their day-to-day banking and regulatory requirements.

SPV Services

Stuarts provides all management and administrative services necessary to create, operate and liquidate special purpose vehicles.

Liquidation Services

Our team of experienced insolvency professionals can provide cost effective, personalised service. Our services cover all aspects of the liquidation process and include ensuring that all regulatory documents and filings are made, preparing the Liquidators Final Report and holding the final General Meeting. 

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Testimonials

Chambers & Partners 

"Stuarts has a compact practice that has maintained strong client relationships since its inception. Much of its work sees it act for private equity houses on acquisitions, disposals and group structuring mandates." Publication Recognition

Legal 500

Stuarts Humphries “impresses clients with its responsiveness, industry knowledge and value for money, especially when compared to some of the larger firms in the domicile.” Publication Recognition

IFLR 1000

"Very responsive and proactive, with a good understanding of the business aspects rather than purely the legal aspects." Banking Client Testimonial

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