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Public Companies

Public companies are amongst the most exciting, growth oriented, substantial places to be in business. Advisers need to manage the complexity that goes with the territory and allow clients to take full advantage of the opportunities the markets provide.

We’ve led and project managed numerous public takeovers (including hostile approaches) and acted for target companies who are subject to unwanted takeover bids. We’ve drafted bid approach and defence manuals and have an in depth understating of both the law and the tactics of code regulated takeover offers. We can drive the best outcome for both bidders and targets and their shareholders, through designing the most appropriate structure to transact.

We provide complete support from day-to-day compliance issues to major strategic changes. This can include advice in relation to share and business acquisitions and disposals, takeovers governed by The Takeover Code, shareholder meetings, directors’ duties, corporate governance and regulatory compliance.

Proper regulatory compliance is absolutely fundamental to investor confidence in listed companies. Our specialist lawyers guide our clients through the regulatory issues they face, daily. We design and implement bespoke training sessions to keep clients up-to-date with regulatory changes, explain their effects and how best to comply.

This is a high-value environment for our clients and demands the best of attention from advisers. Our partners are themselves entrepreneurs and investors. This level of commitment enables us to really understand a client’s business objectives and to add value through creative legal solutions.

"The dedication and commitment of Shakespeare Martineau
throughout the process helped to create, and preserve,
value for the shareholders."

Roger Crosse, Managing Director, POS Direct Ltd