From its conception and through all its various stages of development, a business needs the guidance and help of an excellent, commercially aware legal team. We pride ourselves not just on our excellent technical ability, which should be a given, but also on our capacity to think laterally and to come up with solutions to achieve our clients’ objectives.

Our corporate team is highly experienced across the full ambit of corporate transactional work and across a wide range of industry sectors and, by calling on this experience, we can provide invaluable assistance in helping to structure a deal, rather than merely just attending to the legal process and documentation. A corporate lawyer needs to be a trusted adviser who can add value where at all possible: we do that, which is why our clients stay with us.

For details of recent projects, please see our Review of Business 2016/17

The type of work we cover includes:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • MBOs and MBIs
  • Private Equity
  • Due Diligence & Legal Audit 
  • Banking Law and Corporate Lending
  • Shareholders' Agreement
  • Joint Ventures
  • Corporate Reorganisations
  • Insolvency and Corporate Recovery
  • Partnerships & LLPs
  • Company Secretarial
  • Financial Services
  • Consumer Law

For specialist legal advice please contact:
Yavan Brar on 01189 899713 or by email at
Alex Canham on 01189 899717 or by email at

We also keep you regularly updated on recent changes to the law affecting your business through our free e-shots and briefings. If you would like to receive our e-shots then click here to send your details.

"We acquired our first company in the UK and early in the process, we contacted Herrington Carmichael for support. We experienced a dedicated and professional team, which gave us all the support needed. At times when the negotiations became difficult, Herrington Carmichael managed to find solutions by their competent and straight-forwarded approach. Should we in the future acquire another entity in the UK we will not hesitate to contact Herrington Carmichael."
Carsten Christiansen, Chief Financial Officer, Fleggaard Holding A/S

"Thank you Michelle. Your help throughout has been greatly appreciated, I certainly couldn't have managed my way through this process without both yours and Yavan's guidance."
Malcolm Berrido, Carter Jones Financial

" Herrington Carmichael LLP's corporate and commercial offering is led by 'excellent dealmaker and strong networker' Yavan Brar, who specialises in transactional work, including M&A and corporate restructuring."
Legal 500, 2012 Edition  

"I have appointed Yavan Brar on a number of acquisition and partnership deals and Yavan gets the job done, explains what needs to be explained, advises when required and can be a diplomat if needed. A Professional that can be trusted. I will be appointing Yavan on our next acquisition."
Jamie Shepperd, Chief Executive, Courtiers Investment Services Limited

"They are quick, constructive and flexible; instead of saying "we can't do that" their general attitude was always "how can we make this work?". They didn't over-complicate, and all their advice on risk was placed squarely in a real-world commercial context. We would recommend them highly."
Dr.Simon Hodgson, Senior Partner, Acona Partners LLP

"Professional, understanding, courteous and very relaxed and easy to deal with..."
Helen Taylor, HR Manager, Snacktime PLC

"We have had 3 attempts with other law firms over a 10 year period to create an all-encompassing shareholder's agreement and failed. Yavan took and understood our brief and delivered the agreement in a timely and professional manner."
Andrew Millington, Managing Director, Exclaimer Limited


The Legal 500 Our corporate and commercial team is delighted to have been recognised in this year's edition of the UK Legal 500 as a leading advisor in the Thames Valley corporate and commercial legal markets
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