Taylor Wessing has extensive experience of advising technology focused corporate clients in relation to private and public fund raisings, mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Our objective is always to add value by drawing on our practical experience of our clients' businesses and the transaction process, to foresee and minimise any potential issues which may arise, and to facilitate the achievement of our clients' goals in a timely manner.
Our specialist transaction lawyers are highly skilled not only in the relevant technical issues and in the presentation and support of our clients' interests, but also in project-managing the legal and documentation process through all stages. This will include planning the tax and commercial aspects of a transaction, in-depth due diligence reviews, contract structuring and negotiation through to post-completion integration.
Taylor Wessing is one of the leading law firms acting on venture capital transactions in Europe. We advise both investors and companies on all aspects of investments on matters ranging from initial investments, subsequent funding rounds, convertible debt interim investments, through to exits via trade sales and IPOs. Besides our in-depth experience of structuring the corporate and tax law aspects of venture capital transactions, we bring our intellectual property expertise to bear as a key component of our advice on investments in the information technology, materials, hardware, telecoms and other IP-rich sectors. Having experience from both sides of transactions, we are well placed to advise on funding documents. Our venture capital practice is currently ranked in the highest tier of the leading legal directories.
We have extensive experience of advising UK and international technology companies in relation to mergers, acquisitions and disposals, as well as in a restructuring context. Our experience in advising international corporations on purchases in the UK means that we have extensive knowledge of the way in which international organisations, particularly clients from the US, prefer to structure their M&A transactions. The leading legal directories currently rank Taylor Wessing amongst the leading mid-market M&A practices.
Our Tax Group advise on all aspects of business tax providing our clients with technically excellent advice delivered in a practical and commercial manner. The design and effective implementation of an efficient tax structure is central to the success of many transactions, and we have developed a core of expertise in this field which enables us to provide first-class solutions to our clients which help to meet their wider strategic objectives. Our specialists have extensive cross-border experience, working to provide pragmatic solutions to tax issues in each of the jurisdictions in which we operate.