Our commercial lawyers can meet your business needs in the following commercial practice areas.
Abrams’ Corporate deal specialists pride themselves on offering a value-added transactional service to clients in a range of Private Capital transactions, including, Mergers, Acquisitions and Sales of Shares and Assets and Investments. Clients include Management Teams, High Net Worth individuals, Family Offices, Entrepreneurs, Not-for profits, Startups and Private and Public Limited Companies. We routinely advise on a range of situations on both the Buy and Sell Side, including succession situaions, Management Buy-Outs, Management Buy-Ins, Recapitalisations, M&A, Venture Capital and Private Equity Investments.
Banking & Finance
Abrams advises clients on banking, securities, finance and asset management. Our lawyers have been instructed on Asset Based Lending, Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Asset Finance and Leasing, Corporate Banking Finance for Professional Practices, Leveraged Finance, Project Finance, Real Estate Finance, and Specialty Finance in relation to a diverse group of consumer and SME finance businesses including Bridging finance, mortgage providers, equipment and vehicle lessors, and peer to peer platforms.
Whether you are a buyer, a seller, a landlord or a tenant or a developer of property, the stakes are high and it is crucial that pro-active experienced legal advice is an is taken to ensure that your transaction proceeds smoothly and your risk is minimised to the extent possible. Abrams’ award-winning team of real estate lawyers will assist on any transaction including acquisition and sale, property development, investment and leasing.
Your reputation and Inellectual property (IP) are two of your most prized assets. With increasingly innovative and complex ways of developing, exploiting and protecting these precious assets you will need a Media Law expert on your side, in order to stay one step ahead of the game. Areas covered include; film production an film finance, publishers, music artists, vloggers, sports personalities and comedians. We also advise our clients on Corporate Communications and Reputation Management issues, dealing with UK, USA, EU and Middle Eastern Media and Press outlets on behalf of our clients. Our team combines a technical understanding, free speech and IP law knowledge; in addition to the practical knowledge. In an infringement situation, where litigation is necessary, our team has a number of posible sources to ensure that you have the best possible representation.
Intellectual property and technology are complex, evolving areas of legal practice in which Abrams’ specialist IP team offers high level advice to a variety of business clients. Abrams will advise you on litigation-related issues in regards to your business’s intellectual property whilst maintaining and protecting your brand’s reputation. Advising on branding issues requires sector specific knowledge. Our experts have a deep understanding of the sector and advise clients of their branding rights and licensing issues. Our team combines a technical understanding with IP law knowledge; in addition to the practical knowledge. In an infringement situation, where litigation is necessary, our team has a number of posible sources to ensure that you have the best possible representation.
Our disputes team has the expertise, forensic resourcefulness and creativity to resolve disputes as quickly and painlessly as possible. Whether we are working with companies or individuals on contentious actions, we will ensure so far as possible, that every effort is made to attempt to resolve it in the most straight-forward and cost-effective manner possible – if possible, to avoid formal legal proceedings. We are actively working with clients on the following types of claims: Agency disputes, Banking and Financial Misselling, Commercial disputes, Commercial Debt collection, Defamation, Director’s Duties, Family disputes, Fraud and breach of fiduciary duties, Intellectual property claims, Partnerships and LLPs, Professional negligence and Property litigation.
Abrams’ employment specialists boast the experience and skills that clients need when dealing with any kind of employment-related issue. We ensure that client companies have the correct documentation in place to reduce Human Resources risk and improve employee efficiency and corporate contractual security. We advise clients on employment legislation and HR management to help them meet their workforce objectives.
IT & Data
The threat of becoming a victim of a data breach is an imminent reality for all companies. The implementation of EU GDPR focuses attention on this area more acutely. How an organisation responds to a cyber incident – its cyber resilience – can often spell the difference between failure and success. Abrams’ cyber security and data protection practice offers best practice guidance on preparation and incident response. Demonstrating adherence to local and international security standards, exhibiting transparency and responding quickly and proactively to cyber incidents will minimise the adverse effects of a breach and are less likely to be fined by governing bodies, if at all. For this reason, a knowledgable Cyber and Data Incident Response team is often central to the requirement of information security compliance.
Due Diligence & Investigations
Most commonly, we are instructed to conduct research in advance of and following a Merger or an Acquisition. We are also involved with gathering information on persons in advance of litigation in order to provide our clients with a better understanding of their opponents. We adopt a strategic and efficient approach to due diligence and investigatory work, which ties in with our clients’ budgets and objectives.
Outsourced General Counsel
Abrams offers a flat monthly retainer fee for its business clients. This fee will allow businesses to manage their legal budget and have immediate access to knowledgeable business lawyers on an as needed basis for any matters which may arise.
If your business operates within the media & entertainment or financial industries, Abrams can provide its own commercial legal support to your business or connect you to people who can flexibly help with all legal aspects your business requires.Get in touch for more information