Corporate Law


In running your business the stakes are high and your corporate law advisors need to understand your ambitions and aspirations. At every stage of your business’s life cycle, there are complicated decisions that need to be made, so your legal team should be right there with you with solid, commercial and timely advice. Your corporate team is focussed on solutions. Helping our clients succeed is at the heart of the way we work. Working with our team means you get the balance of technical skill and commercial focus.

Key corporate law services

  • Company acquisitions, disposals and management buy-outs.   
  • Venture and growth capital and private equity.
  • Corporate structuring, restructuring and reorganisations.
  • Ownership (shareholders, partnership and LLP) agreements and constitutional.
  • Corporate law advice and governance.
  • Employee and stakeholder incentivisation.
  • Company secretarial services.

How we’ve helped our clients

“Despite being told that we should use London lawyers for the sale of SHB we decided to stick with Paris Smith whom our family have dealt with since the 1950s. We found that they reacted quickly and efficiently to the many issues that arose out of a process of creating new companies, transferring shares and properties and finally selling SHB. The purchaser used London lawyers and Paris Smith more than proved themselves to have been the best choice for us.”

Mike Street, Founder – SHB Hire

SHB Hire

Chambers and Partners Legal Directory 2022

Well-reputed team capable of advising clients on the full range of complex M&A transactions and other corporate matters. Recognised cross-border capabilities, including acting for owner-managed businesses and larger corporates based both locally and overseas. Operates alongside other departments within the firm to provide a rounded service to clients, including prominent retail and property development companies.

One interviewee says: “Paris Smith is a very professional firm that delivers high-quality advice to clients.

Notable Practitioners :

Amanda Brockwell is knowledgeable across a wide scope of corporate and commercial work. She acts for a broad clientele of corporates, private equity funds and venture capital investors.

Jonathon Roy has deep experience in corporate and commercial finance matters. He advises clients from owner-managed businesses to large multinationals on a range of transactions.

Richard Atcherley is commended for his strong corporate law practice. His broad offering covers M&A transactions, management buyouts and a range of other general corporate matters.

Legal 500 Directory 2022

Paris Smith LLP’s combined corporate, commercial and finance practice has been building on its sell-side transactional reputation with Hampshire SMEs by handling an increasing number of acquisitions, IPOs and management buyouts, often with an international aspect. The firm has also adivsed on a number of solvent restructurings over the course of the pandemic. Southampton-based Michael Moore manages the firm’s corporate and private equity teams, and in recent months has been a key figure for distressed M&A transactions. Crispin Dick heads up the commercial team from the Winchester office, while Jonathon Roy jointly runs the firm’s private equity practice alongside Moore. Richard Atcherley attracts substantial work in the SME space, increasingly from international companies. Arezou Rezai is recommended for her work on a broad range of key corporate transactions.

Sources say:

  • “Good knowledge and ability to explain key issues succinctly”
  • “Calm, approachable manner and able to deal with matters in a timely fashion”

Introducing your key contacts

Jonathon Roy
Partner – Corporate


Amanda Brockwell
Partner – Corporate



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