Legal Business Services

Helping you maximise value and minimise risk

Our Corporate team has restructuring and M&A lawyers working across London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds supported by a network of other legal specialists in financial services, banking, commercial contracts, intellectual property, real estate and environmental, employment, pensions, litigation, regulatory and data protection.

We provide a full-service legal offering with an integrated approach to M&A, investment and structuring advisory services - whether stand alone due diligence engagements, transaction execution, or restructuring and simplification.

As part of a global network of over 3,700 business lawyers in over 100 countries, our Corporate team includes legal specialists with extensive experience of advising on domestic and international M&A, restructuring and simplification. Working alongside or independently from other PwC lawyers, and/or experts in Tax, Corporate Finance, Transaction Services across the globe, we can ensure that you receive a uniquely tailored and seamless service so that your transaction is completed as efficiently as possible.

How can we help?

We regularly advise on the full life cycle of business matters including:

  • establishing new ventures in the most appropriate form;
  • raising capital;
  • making investments;
  • entering, amending or exiting shareholder arrangements;
  • other governance arrangements and directors’ duties;
  • investigating, acquiring or disposing of companies, divisions or assets;
  • expanding overseas;
  • adjusting ownership structures; and
  • adjusting operations for business purposes.

We are often involved in helping clients drive forward the above matters for:

  • tax planning;
  • succession planning;
  • growing their business;
  • corporate simplifications;
  • incentivisation of management teams;
  • returning value to shareholders;
  • resolving family business disputes;
  • demerging, transferring or carving out businesses; or
  • preparing for and executing sales and acquisitions.


  • Pre and post deal restructuring
  • Carve outs
  • Corporate simplification
  • Returning shareholder value
  • Demergers
  • Operational compliance
  • Tax efficiency restructuring


  • Buy-side and sell-side M&A
  • Business and asset transfers
  • Carve outs
  • Management advisory
  • Joint ventures
  • Equity investments
  • Fundraising

Shareholder/Partner Governance

  • Ownership/director governance
  • Shareholders’ agreements and articles of association
  • Succession planning
  • Shareholder and director duties
  • Partnerships, LLPs and LPs
  • Ownership dispute resolution
  • Family investment companies
  • Tax efficiency restructuring

Due Diligence

  • Buy-side due diligence
  • Vendor due diligence
  • Investment due diligence
  • Financing/re-financing due diligence
  • Contract/operational reviews
  • Governance reviews
  • Preparation for sales

Reward Schemes

  • Employee ownership
  • Management incentivisation
  • Employee reward
  • Shareholder reward
  • Hurdle and growth shares
  • Fund structures
  • Tax efficiency restructuring

Capital Raising

  • Vehicle optimisation and establishment
  • Seed and angel investments
  • Series A and beyond venture capital
  • Management advisory
  • Strategic investment and alliances
  • Exit strategies

Contact us

John Clegg

John Clegg

Head of Corporate, Legal Private Business and Deals Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7748 388519

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