Corporate & Commercial Law

Focus on the changes in your business. Rely on us for your legal matters.

During times of fast-paced development and growth, or even consolidation, you need a legal team that can understand and respond to your needs. This is where we thrive. 

Moving quickly works when you understand the business and the industries in which they operate. We recognise the need to stay commercial and flexible, rather than legalistic and rigid.

We build a close working relationship with you and your relevant network and seek to understand the needs of your business. By knowing your business, we can offer pragmatic, bespoke advice, tailored to meeting your needs, while exceeding your expectations, while working within the commercial realities of the situation.

Some of our fee earners have worked for years within industry and are able to draw from real-life experiences to supplement their extensive legal knowledge and provide real value and insight in their advice.

What is Corporate Law?

Corporate law governs the formation, function, and operations of corporate entities. It outlines the legal framework that structures the relationships between a corporation, its directors, shareholders and the external environment. 

What Do Corporate Lawyers Do?

Corporate lawyers specialise in advising companies on their legal rights, duties, and responsibilities usually set out in various legal contracts, while guiding them throughout their lifecycle. They are instrumental in preparing and negotiating contracts, ensuring regulatory compliance, and above all, ensuring the client’s interests are protected. This can be within the context of a specific transaction, or on a more general basis. 

What is the role of a commercial lawyer?

A commercial lawyer provides legal advice and assistance on a wide range of business-related matters, including contract negotiations, commercial transactions, intellectual property protection, regulatory compliance, employee incentivisation schemes and dispute resolution. They help businesses understand and navigate the legal aspects of their commercial activities with different stakeholders of the business..

What is the Difference Between Corporate Law and Commercial Law?

Understanding the distinction between corporate and commercial law is crucial for seeking the right expertise. Corporate law focuses on the legal aspects of forming and operating corporations, while commercial law deals with transactions and relationships between entities. 

Advantages of Hiring a Corporate or Commercial Lawyer

  • Expertise and Knowledge: Specialised knowledge to navigate complex corporate legal landscapes and governance.
  • Risk Mitigation: Identification and mitigation of legal risks associated with corporate transactions.
  • Strategic Advice: Provision of strategic legal advice to achieve business objectives.
  • Negotiation and Representation: Representation in negotiations to protect client interests.

Areas of Corporate and Commercial Law

Corporate and Commercial Law

Our team of solicitors specialise in corporate and commercial law, providing comprehensive legal advice and representation to a wide range of businesses operating across various industries, from start-ups to mutli-national companies. Whether you need assistance with contract negotiations, corporate restructuring, corporate governance or regulatory compliance, our experts have the knowledge and experience to help.

Employment Law

Employment law is an essential component of corporate law that governs the relationship between employers and employees. Our team of solicitors are well-versed in employment law matters and can provide support in areas such as employee contracts, workplace policies, employee incentivisation and dispute resolution.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are complex transactions that require careful consideration of a wide range of specialisms. Our corporate solicitors can assist you in navigating through the legal intricacies of mergers and acquisitions, whether your business as an acquirer, target, pr joint venture partner.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property rights are crucial assets for businesses in today's knowledge-based economy. Our team of experts can help you protect, as well as utilise, your intellectual property through proper registration, licensing, and enforcement strategies.

Securities and Capital Markets

Capital markets play a vital role in funding businesses and facilitating investment opportunities. Our solicitors can provide guidance on capital market transactions, including initial public offerings, private placements, and regulatory compliance.

Banking and Finance

Whether you're seeking financing for your business or navigating complex banking regulations, our corporate solicitors can provide sound legal advice and representation. From negotiating loan agreements to ensuring regulatory compliance, we are here to assist you every step of the way.


Navigating the intricacies of tax law is essential for ensuring compliance and optimising financial efficiency. At KaurMaxwell, our expert solicitors work with a variety of tax specialists who can provide expert advice and guidance to ensure you are well versed on the legal aspects of taxation, helping you to understand your obligations, identify tax efficiencies, and mitigate risks. From advising on tax implications and restructuring of businesses, to representing clients in tax disputes, we are committed to delivering tailored taxation solutions that align with your business objectives.

Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring Corporations Comply with Applicable Laws and Regulations

In the dynamic landscape of corporate and commercial law, regulatory compliance is paramount. It involves ensuring that corporations adhere to all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and specifications relevant to their business processes or industry. At KaurMaxwell, we prioritise helping our clients establish and maintain compliance with the ever-evolving regulatory framework. Our knowledgeable solicitors offer strategic advice, conduct compliance audits, and provide support in regulatory matters, ensuring that your business operates within legal and regulatory boundaries, thereby safeguarding its reputation and mitigating the risk of legal penalties.

Why Choose KaurMaxwell for Corporate and Commercial Law Services?

Choosing KaurMaxwell as your partner in navigating corporate and commercial law offers a myriad of benefits:

  • Expertise and Insight: Our dedicated team possesses a wealth of knowledge, representing a diverse range of clients from start-ups to established corporations, ensuring your business is compliant and primed for success.
  • Client-Centric Approach: We prioritise understanding your unique business goals and challenges, offering personalised legal advice and strategies that align with your objectives and add value to your operations.
  • Comprehensive Services: We provide a one-stop solution covering all facets of corporate and commercial law, including Intellectual Property protection and exploitation, navigating Taxation laws, and ensuring Regulatory Compliance.
  • Proactive and Pragmatic Solutions: Our forward-thinking approach can assist in highlighting opportunities, identify potential legal issues, and offer pragmatic solutions to push forward your business interests.
  • Transparent and Open Communication: We value keeping you informed at every step, ensuring you are empowered with the knowledge to make informed decisions.
  • Building Long-Term Relationships: We aim to support you at every stage of your business journey, evolving with your changing needs and focusing on building a lasting relationship throughout the lifecycle of your business and beyond.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a corporate lawyer a solicitor?

Yes, a corporate lawyer is a type of solicitor who specialises in corporate law, focusing on advising companies throughout their life cycle on a wide range of matters, while overseeing their legal rights, duties, and responsibilities.

How can a corporate lawyer assist in mergers and acquisitions?

Corporate lawyers play a pivotal role in mergers and acquisitions, by assisting in the preparation of the business for an M&A transaction, conducting due diligence, drafting contracts, negotiating terms, ensuring compliance, and managing the closing of the transaction and any post completion obligations legal or otherwise.

What are the key areas covered under commercial law?

Commercial law covers a broad range of areas, including Contract Law, Intellectual Property, Banking and Finance, Employment and Labour Law, Real Estate, Trade and Commerce, and Corporate Governance.

Why do businesses need corporate lawyers?

Businesses need corporate lawyers to ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations, protect their intellectual property rights, handle legal disputes, provide legal advice on complex transactions, and minimise the risks associated with corporate activities. However, corporate lawyers are also there to pro-actively assist with the growth of a business, offering ways in which to increase efficiencies and guidance on possible solutions to matters on the horizon. Corporate lawyers play a crucial role in helping businesses navigate the legal landscape and making informed decisions in the interest of the business.

What are some common legal issues that businesses face?

Businesses often face legal issues such as contract negotiation and disputes, employment law matters, intellectual property infringement, regulatory compliance, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy and insolvency, data protection and privacy issues.