Corporate

Corporate

From incorporation of companies in England, to cross border acquisition, we are able to handle various issues arsing from the broad range of services that we provide.

Incorporation of companies

We set up and advise on the incorporation of companies in England and Wales, and also UK branches of international companies. We act as company secretary for companies in full compliance of the statutory requirements under Companies Act 2006.

Examples are as follows:

Maxwell Alves advises multinational company in opening UK branch followed by corporate immigration

Maxwell Alves advises multinational company headquartered in China in its opening of a UK branch office followed by their sponsor licence application.

Mergers and Acquisition 

We can provide bespoke legal services to companies at every aspect of mergers and acquisitions including due diligence, strategy and management, share and asset purchases and financing the deal.

Examples are as follows:

Maxwell Alves advised on cross border acquisition of IP rights

Maxwell Alves acted for a Chinese company on a multi-million euros trademark licensing agreement with a leading multi-national sportswear company and its group in the UK.

Maxwell Alves acts for a seller in a cross border dot.com transaction

Maxwell Alves acted for a Welsh based seller of web sites to an overseas multi-national media company for US$1m.

Maxwell Alves acts for a Brazilian conglomerate in share sales for a joint venture deal

Maxwell Alves completed a £46.3m transaction in 2008 for a Brazilian conglomerate in respect of selling its shares in a joint venture with a Danish company in respect of oil exploitation in the North Sea.

Maxwell Alves acts on behalf of a Chinese company in acquisition of an English plc.

The news in the Law Society Gazette reflects the advancement of Chinese companies seizing business opportunities during today’s global recession. The increasing instructions we receive from China are further testimony to this development in the world of business. We are pleased to assist companies by deploying our lawyers who are conversant with the law in various jurisdictions and have a strong understanding of domestic cultures in different parts of the world such as Brazil and China. This special feature of Maxwell Alves played an important role in the efficient and effective completion of the transactions involving Soundking Group and Cadac Electronics. Our unusual blend of talents and backgrounds gives us an advantage in handling cross-border deals which are usually dealt with by the City’s heavyweights.

Maxwell Alves advises UK company on potential share acquistion by Chinese listed company

Maxwell Alves advises a successful sought after UK company on the sale of its majority shareholding to a Chinese listed company with rigorous due diligence being conducted.