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News / Merthyr decorating merchants expand further with acquisition in the South West

08-09-2021 / Corporate & Commercial

We recently advised Merthyr-based Rabart Decorators Merchants Limited (‘Rabart Decorating Centres’) on the purchase of S.G. Bailey (Paints) Limited (‘Bailey Paints’), located at Griffin Mill Estate in Stroud, for an undisclosed amount. Our team was led by Theresa Grech, Partner & Head of Corporate (Cardiff) with Simon Morgan, Commercial Property Partner (Cardiff), and David Baynton, Partner & Head of Employment (Bristol). Accountancy and Tax advice was provided by Azets. WSP Solicitors acted for S.G.Bailey (Paints) Limited.


News / Useful pointers if you are considering investment in your business

09-08-2021 / Corporate & Commercial

There are a number of things you should consider if you are considering investment in your business: from sources of finance, to creating a business plan, and preparing for due diligence. In this article, we share some useful pointers when preparing your business for investment;

News / Avoiding ‘penalty clauses’ – ensure your contract terms are firm but fair

02-08-2021 / Corporate & Commercial

A ‘penalty clause’ is essentially one which imposes a detriment on a party to a contract should they breach a primary obligation of the contract which is out of all proportion to any legitimate interest of the other innocent party.

News / Selling your business? Ensure your pre-contract questionnaires are correct

13-07-2021 / Corporate & Commercial

A recent Court case highlights the importance of ensuring your responses to your buyer’s questionnaire are accurate before selling your company or business. In the case of MDW Holdings Limited v James Robert Norvill and others (2021), the court examined whether false responses given by the sellers to a buyer of a company in the due diligence questionnaire amounted to a breach of warranty and misrepresentation.


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Insights / M&A: Safeguards for sharing commercially-sensitive information during due diligence

23-06-2021 / Corporate & Commercial

In this article we consider the UK competition law rules applying to the sharing of commercially-sensitive information (CSI) during the due diligence stages of a transaction and the procedural safeguards a seller can put in place to ensure compliance with UK competition law.

Insights / UK data protection update: Standard contractual clauses and adequacy decision

17-06-2021 / Corporate & Commercial

In this article we provide an update on our previous article Data protection: European Commission kicks off UK adequacy process and consider the validity of the European Commission’s (EC) new Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs) in the UK.

News / How can I protect my Intellectual Property as a start-up business?

22-04-2021 / Corporate & Commercial

Intellectual Property (IP) concerns the rights associated with creative effort or commercial reputation and goodwill. The subject matter of IP can therefore be very wide and includes literary and artistic works, films, computer programs, inventions, designs and also the trade names used by businesses for their goods and services. As a new business owner, it is important to ensure that your IP is protected from the outset as the IP owned or created by a business is a valuable asset.

News / Does my start-up need standard Terms and Conditions of Business?

06-04-2021 / Corporate & Commercial

The short answer is yes; as most businesses use standard terms of business to govern the supply of goods and services. It is worthwhile putting proper procedures in place to ensure that the company’s standard terms are effectively included in its contracts, as the consequences of failing to invest time and money in having standard terms drawn up for your business could be costly in the future.

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