Our Expertise and Experience

Our Expertise

The firm supports clients across a range of practice areas with a resolute focus on the growth tech sector. Please use the navigation links below to find out more about our areas of expertise on which we advise.

  • Corporate and M&A

    The firm's corporate practice is at the core of the firm. The partners between them have extensive experience of domestic and international transactions and through their time working for both large international law firms in private practice and forming and running the in-house practice of a large international energy company they have obtained comprehensive and practical experience in running both small and large corporate transactions.

    The firm provides a full corporate service to facilitate the structuring, financing and successful completion of domestic, international and cross-border corporate transactions with a particular focus on Europe, Africa and the CIS.

    The firm’s principal areas of corporate expertise include but are not limited to:

    Investments and fundraising (seed, series, venture capital and private equity);
    Mergers & acquisitions, takeovers and disposals;
    Joint ventures (both in the UK and cross-border internationally);
    Insolvency and restructuring; and
    Corporate real estate acquisitions and disposals.
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  • Banking and Finance

    In addition to the firm’s corporate practice, the firm has an established and strong banking and finance practice with experience in acting for both corporate and high net worth private borrowers in both domestic and international financing.

    The firm’s principal areas of banking and finance expertise include but are not limited to:

    Start-up finance including bridge facilities and convertible loans / loan notes
    Acquisition finance
    Asset Finance
    Real estate finance
    Aviation finance
    Derivatives and Structured Finance
    The firm can advise on a wide range of banking documentation, including but not limited to: secured and unsecured facilities; term and revolving facilities; multi-currency facilities; guarantees, letters of credit; share charges; and debentures.
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  • Commercial and IP

    We frequently provide commercial advice to clients on the following:

    Terms and conditions for the supply of goods or services (both for use offline and online on websites, platforms and smartphone apps);
    Collaboration and joint venture agreements;
    Distribution and manufacture agreements;
    Commercial agency contracts; and
    Web-related contracts and electronic signing platforms and formalities.

    We also have expertise advising on a range of intellectual property matters including the sale of and other forms of disposal of IP rights including warranty protection.

    We also advise and provide on-going support to both individuals and business in the entertainment industry with a particular focus on music licensing.

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  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    We advise in relation to a broad range of corporate and commercial disputes, disputes as to the proper construction of documents, shareholder and joint venture disputes and disputes following completion of M&A transactions. 

    A large number of corporate transactions today trigger litigation. This is important to understand in the preparatory and execution phases of transactions. We and our clients appreciate that an approach to a particular legal problem needs to be not only the best solution to that specific problem but also one that does not harm other aspects of the client's business.

    Our experience enables us to find practical and tailored solutions to the problems of international corporate clients as well as smaller enterprises across all industry sectors.

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  • Financial Services Regulation
    The world of financial services regulation is in a constant state of flux. With regulatory change comes opportunity. We can support you in your objective to meet financial services regulatory needs, ensure your staff are up to date with new and forthcoming regulatory requirements and report on new regulations.

    More specifically, we can provide you with advice and assistance in the following areas:
    Advice on the impact of the Financial Services and Market Act 2000, its subordinate legislation and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Rules on a firm’s business;
    Advice on the impact of changing regulation on your clients business practices (e.g the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive);
    Advice on compliance with anti-money laundering legislation;
    Assistance with the PRA and FCA authorisation processes for firms and approval process for individuals;
    Advising on whether a business process requires PRA and/or FCA authorisation;
    Drafting and negotiating FCA compliant distribution and outsourcing agreements;
    Advising on the regulatory aspects of M&A transactions involving financial institutions;
    Drafting customer terms of business that comply with FCA Rules (in particular, Treating Customers Fairly) and consumer protection legislation;
    Financial promotions and other client facing documentation;
    Advising on the impact of e-money and e-commerce regulations on a client’s business; and
    Drafting compliance policies and procedures.We can help guide you through the complex regulatory landscape. We advise on the impact of current and future financial services legislation and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Rules and assist with the PRA and FCA authorisation / control processes for firms and approval process for individuals.
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  • Employment

    We advise in relation to a broad range of employment matters. We have extensive experience in a range of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters including the conducting of and advocacy in employment related litigation in the Employment Tribunal. We advise on all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, TUPE, whistleblowing protection, sickness absence and redundancy. We act for both employer and employees.

    Advising on various workplace issues including sickness absence, disability, conduct, TUPE, redundancy, etc.
    Advising senior executives on the termination of their employment, including negotiating favourable terms in relation to restrictive covenants, share options and other benefits.
    Drafting documents including settlement agreements, employment agreements and director service agreements, company handbooks, consultancy agreements, restrictive covenants, secondment agreements and policies.
    Providing corporate support on various deals including preparing due diligence reports, reviewing employment aspects of SPAs, drafting service agreements and settlement agreements, etc.
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  • Tax

    We advise businesses and their stakeholders on tax issues.

    Set up and advice on structure.
    Tax aspects of investment, including SEIS/EIS. Advising both shareholders and companies on investments.
    Reconstructions and reorganisations.
    Employee incentives and share option schemes and all aspects of employment related securities.
    M&A including negotiation of tax covenants and tax warranties and the exercise of share options on an exit and the claiming of relevant reliefs as a result of such exercise.
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Avery Law is the business and trading name for a legal practice carried on by Avery Law LLP. Avery Law LLP is a limited liability partnership, registered in England and Wales, with registered number OC374426, with its registered office at 25 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1LW.

Avery Law LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales (SRA ID: 568560).

Avery Law LLP is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) with registration number ZA135485.

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