Ian Burton advises only on corporate and commercial matters, but the firm's clients come from a broad range of industry sectors. This breadth of experience has been reflected throughout Ian's career. Recent projects include matters arising in the following areas:
Oil and gas
Social media influencing
Software development and maintenance
When it says the firm offers 'corporate and commercial' legal advice, what does that mean in practice?
By way of example, Ian Burton advises regularly on the following matters and transactions:
Commercial contracts: preparation, drafting, negotiation and review of new business contracts, as well as analysis of and advice on existing contracts and the options for the parties already in such contracts;
Corporate transactions: advice and negotiation on the sale and purchase of a business, whether by share capital sale/purchase, or by a disposal and transfer of assets;
Joint ventures: shareholders' agreements and other types of collaboration agreement between parties;
Day-to-day business documentation and drafting: all those legal documents that require attention when running a business, e.g., terms and conditions, privacy policies, contractual notices, contracts that need to be ended and terminated properly, and other legal paperwork that passes across the desk of a busy business owner;
Advice and guidance on directors' legal responsibilities and contractual obligations to the companies on whose board they sit and report to;
Company law compliance and administration: Companies House filings and forms, company secretarial duties, the completion and maintenance of statutory registers, etc.