Corporate and commercial

We think business. And we think bespoke  service. Our dedicated Corporate team lead by Duncan Thomson provides  clear, concise advice, using our technical ability and commercial acumen to provide you with solutions that suit you.

We work with you to quickly resolve issues and offer you practical wisdom. Whether your business is big or small, new or well established, our team is on hand to go above and beyond to provide you with effective results. Our prime location next to Europe’s largest trading estate has enabled us to build a strong arsenal of knowledge and a loyal client base.

Our mission is simple: we take the time to understand our clients’ needs so that we can work towards getting the best possible outcome for them. In order to achieve this we become integral to our clients businesses and their plans

Our passion for helping clients achieve their goals makes us different to other firms. With Aston Bond you can be confident that you will receive the advice you need to meet your objectives.

Our experienced Corporate team can advise you on the best form of business vehicle to suit your needs. Whether you are thinking of starting a company, entering into a partnership or simply going at it alone as a sole trader, our committed team can advise you on the best option for you. We can also advise you on mergers and acquisitions including the private purchase of shares of target companies and takeover offers. Our passion for helping clients achieve their goals makes us different to other firms. With Aston Bond you can be confident that you will receive trusted advice at competitive prices.

At Aston Bond we look at the law differently. In order to advise you competently on your business, we look at the bigger picture. We can advise you on competition law and the impact it can have on your business. Our Corporate team can advise you on restrictive agreements, compliance, vertical agreements and competition and intellectual property rights. It is our unique mix of knowledge and forward thinking coupled with our ethos of working tireless to achieve results that has built us a loyal client base.

We can assist you with all matters relating to commercial fraud, whether fraud by false representation, failure to disclose information or fraud by abuse of position. Our team of solicitors are on hand to guide you on how to minimise the risk of fraud in your organisation. We can also advise you on bribery and corruption regulation.

Our resourceful and committed Corporate team can advise you on all aspects of entering into a franchise agreement, from ascertaining which rights are to be granted to the specific obligations of each party. We strive to provide our clients with a high level of support and advise our clients on what is best for them. We can work with you to understand your needs and ensure that you achieve the best outcome for you.

We regularly advise clients on the terms of  joint venture arrangements and shareholder agreements. This often  involves reviewing and amending articles of association to include detailed terms involving the transfer of shares.  We also work with our clients  dealing with the transfer of assets and employees into the new joint venture company and we will prepare whatever agreements are necessary. We are experienced and advise clients in  the manufacturing , I.T,  property and  engineering sectors.

We act for both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions. We work in a number of different industry sectors and this does sometimes  involve companies out of the UK.  We are well versed with the usual issues that arise , for instance , the tricky  earn-out arrangements and detailed warranties and indemnities issues that often arise. We give practical advice  on the kind of due diligence that may be required if you were thinking of acquiring a business and conversely what may be expected of you .

We  advise companies on the terms of lending and security documentation. Whether it is advising on  the terms of a straightforward term loan facility or working on complex  security arrangements our experience in this area means that we are able  to pre-empt lenders’ requests for documentation  to satisfy certain conditions prior to lending. We act  on behalf of major UK banks giving advice in connection with loans ranging in size from several hundred thousand pounds up to those in millions.

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