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Company & Partnership

36 Commercial boasts considerable expertise in all areas of company law, corporate governance and associated regulatory matters. Our Members regularly act for clients in both contentious and transactional corporate matters, helping to shape contemporary business practice, both in the UK and in key financial centres internationally.

We cover the spectrum of ‘business’ law, from offshore litigation involving the world’s largest companies to domestic advice on governance and shareholder activity, servicing a broad lay and professional client base at home and abroad.

Our Members advise on and appear in:

  • Shareholder disputes and matters involving shareholder activism
  • Share sale agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Takeovers, mergers, and acquisitions
  • Corporate reorganisations
  • Capital markets and structured finance
  • Companies Act advice
  • Corporate regulation and enforcement
  • Directors’ duties (as they arise both in actions for breach and in disqualification proceedings)

We are also considered “go to” counsel for advice in a range of operational matters, including:

  • Company meetings
  • Company formation, operation and dissolution
  • Share ownership and registration
  • Reductions or reorganisations of share capital
  • Directors’ conduct and duties and associated disqualification proceedings

36 Commercial is similarly recognised for its expertise in partnership law. We act in a range of partnership disputes, including those relating to professional services firms, financial institutions, private equity bodies and hedge funds, wealth management partnerships, solicitors’ and accountants’ firms, and property portfolios. In particular, our Members regularly provide expert advice and representation in the following areas:

  • Formation, operation, and dissolution of partnerships
  • LLPs and limited partnerships
  • Fiduciary and other partnership duties
  • Third party liability
  • Winding-up of partnerships, including proceedings for accounts and inquiries
  • Insolvent partnerships and insolvent/bankrupt partners

With over 140 barristers, mediators and arbitrators (including 18 King's Counsel, 3 Senior Counsel from Ireland and South Africa, and a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India), as well as operations in Singapore and Hong Kong, The 36 Group a truly international multi-specialist set. We are uniquely placed to provide advice and representation on company and partnership matters before English and international courts at all levels.

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