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     Corporate & Commercial Law Specialists

    Healys Corporate and Commercial Law team is equipped to handle a full range of corporate transactional work for UK and international clients and to help businesses manage and optimise their relationships and arrangements with their customers and commercial partners.

    We specialise in supporting businesses, investors and entrepreneurs with legal advice to help them grow their businesses on a national and international level. Our clients range from small start-ups and SMEs to larger corporates.  We also work with many international clients, in tandem with our Healys International Desks, advising them on their business interests and projects in the UK.

    We offer our clients advice in a full range of areas, including:

    • Structuring and setting up in business, including both company and partnership structures;
    • Commercial contracts and trading terms and conditions;
    • Corporate governance and regulatory compliance;
    • Joint ventures and collaborations;
    • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and other associated corporate transactions, including management buy outs and private equity backed deals; and
    • Raising finance from banks and other lenders.

    Healys’ relationship-driven ethos is particularly pertinent in the corporate arena. Our corporate lawyers have strong legal expertise with a proven record of providing creative and commercial solutions for our clients. We ensure that we know you, your business and your ultimate aims, and we work hard to tailor our services to ensure that you receive an efficient service with minimum disruption.

    We also often draw upon the firm’s extensive worldwide network of professional contacts to guarantee you have access to appropriate expertise and advice. It is this approach that sets us apart from other corporate legal teams.

    Our team also works closely with Healys’ Real Estate team to advise those seeking to invest or develop commercial property on all of their financing, banking and security legalities.

    Healys Corporate & Commercial solicitors host and sponsor free monthly legal clinics with Sussex Innovations Centre (SINC), a business incubation network supporting entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups across the South East.

    Healys Corporate & Commercial team has continued to be listed in leading legal directories, including Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.  Partner & Head of Corporate, Karen Lord is also recognised as a leading individual in Chambers & Partners.

    I would like to say a big thank you to all the team at Healys who have helped get this deal over the line; to Charlie for inspiring confidence and being professional and calm at all times and a real pleasure to deal with; to Tommaso for outstanding patience; to Alison and Amy for wonderful support on employment issues; and to John for sorting Property in a very practical way. Last but certainly not least is Karen. Thank you for outstanding patience and professionalism, for inspiring confidence and making me feel all was under control at all times. This is the second time I’ve worked with Karen and undoubtedly, I would do so again. I always felt I was in good hands. Picking Healys was the right choice, you have an excellent team.
    Eamonn Fogarty - Managing Director
    Brookland Computer Services

    Some recent examples of our work:

    • Acting for the shareholders of Brookland Computer Services on the sale to IT specialist, CMI
    • Advising on the management buy-out of The Learning People by Cow Corner Investments
    • Acting for Tinysaurus  Nurseries on its acquisition of 3 Tudor House Montessori sites
    • Advising the shareholders of Madgex on the sale of the company to John Wiley & Sons Inc
    • Advising on the acquisition of Utilitywise’s corporate division by The Monarch Partnership
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    • Healys Secure Four Deals in Just 6 weeks

      22nd June 2021

      Healys Corporate & Commercial team successfully close four business deals in just 6 weeks

      During the last 6 weeks, Healys’ Corporate Department has been busy working with clients to prioritise four successful and exciting new business acquisitions. Continue reading »

    • Meet New Commercial Lawyer, Samantha Oakley

      10th February 2021

      Leading law firm Healys LLP continues to grow its corporate and commercial offerings by appointing new commercial lawyer, Samantha Oakley. Joining a new firm during lockdown has prevented the team from meeting Samantha in person, so this week Stephanie Prior, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Healys LLP, caught up with new board member to explore her background and expertise in more detail…

      1. Samantha welcome to Healys! Please tell me a little more about you and your legal background.

      I spent most of my career working in-house for various tech and media companies. I was lucky to follow the tech/media convergence journey working for a smartphone OS before Android and iOS were created – I also worked for an on-demand TV subscription platform before Netflix and Amazon Prime became the way that most people binge-watch now! This lead me to working for Channel 4 and Comic Relief (which are both actually not-for profit). A couple of years ago I set up on my own and moved to Brighton as I knew there were a lot of tech and media SMEs based there who could hopefully benefit from my previous experience. Also, Brighton has a lot of social enterprises which is something close to my heart (and I am originally from the Brighton area!). I am also a trustee of a local charity that enables disabled people to live independent lives and would like to get more involved in diversity and inclusion initiatives.

      2. I understand that you specialise in assisting tech, media and creative companies?

      Yes, I love working in these areas, especially when they come together e.g. in the gaming world or the new innovations that are happening because of AI (and was fascinated when Kanye West gifted Kim Kardashian a hologram of her dad – now I think I have heard rumours that artists of old could do gigs as holograms!). Also, I saw first-hand how 4G made a huge difference to us being able to access content on our devices anytime/anywhere, so I am excited to see how 5G is going to move this forward (my inner tech geek is also interested in how nanotechnology is enabling us to process more and more data, quicker and faster!), particularly with devices and IoT.

      I work with a lot of businesses that are platform/app/SaaS based, as well as e-commerce and healthtech, and am amazed by all of the different and innovative things they are working on, including in wearables.

      I also like to follow the trends in film/tv content that we like to consume and my feeling is that (perhaps none too surprisingly) it seems like we are moving more toward people wanting to watch things that are feelgood. I really admire how productions have continued throughout the pandemic.

      Although not strictly tech or media companies, I also work with, and know, people who run events businesses and would like to do what I can to help support them through these tough times.

      3. How have you found joining Healys remotely?

      It has been great, although I am actually working from home at the moment everyone has made me feel so welcome – I am looking forward to the day I can see everyone in person.

      4. We are all currently working through rather unusual times. What have you found useful to keep focused and motivated?

      Last year I felt privileged to help some businesses pivot and/or move online, it helped to feel like I was supporting people (in my own way) through these tough times. Also, I am part of a couple of networking groups that meet online and are about sharing our issues and asking other members for help, so they are very supportive and collaborative.

      I have also been inspired by the staff and volunteers at Possability People (for whom I am a trustee) who have continued to support disabled people in the local area, especially as disabled people have been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.

      It makes me appreciate that I am lucky enough to have people who live nearby, so we can meet up at a social distance (all within the current rules of course!) and grab a coffee from our local independent coffees shops, where people are friendly too. For me the pandemic has really highlighted the importance of people.

      This helps me to focus on the now, to stay positive and to try and make the most of each day!

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    • Healys Secure Four Deals in Just 6 weeks

      22nd June 2021

      Healys Corporate & Commercial team successfully close four business deals in just 6 weeks

      During the last 6 weeks, Healys’ Corporate Department has been busy working with clients to prioritise four successful and exciting new business acquisitions. Continue reading »

    • Meet New Commercial Lawyer, Samantha Oakley

      10th February 2021

      Leading law firm Healys LLP continues to grow its corporate and commercial offerings by appointing new commercial lawyer, Samantha Oakley. Joining a new firm during lockdown has prevented the team from meeting Samantha in person, so this week Stephanie Prior, Business Development & Marketing Manager at Healys LLP, caught up with new board member to explore her background and expertise in more detail…

      1. Samantha welcome to Healys! Please tell me a little more about you and your legal background.

      I spent most of my career working in-house for various tech and media companies. I was lucky to follow the tech/media convergence journey working for a smartphone OS before Android and iOS were created – I also worked for an on-demand TV subscription platform before Netflix and Amazon Prime became the way that most people binge-watch now! This lead me to working for Channel 4 and Comic Relief (which are both actually not-for profit). A couple of years ago I set up on my own and moved to Brighton as I knew there were a lot of tech and media SMEs based there who could hopefully benefit from my previous experience. Also, Brighton has a lot of social enterprises which is something close to my heart (and I am originally from the Brighton area!). I am also a trustee of a local charity that enables disabled people to live independent lives and would like to get more involved in diversity and inclusion initiatives.

      2. I understand that you specialise in assisting tech, media and creative companies?

      Yes, I love working in these areas, especially when they come together e.g. in the gaming world or the new innovations that are happening because of AI (and was fascinated when Kanye West gifted Kim Kardashian a hologram of her dad – now I think I have heard rumours that artists of old could do gigs as holograms!). Also, I saw first-hand how 4G made a huge difference to us being able to access content on our devices anytime/anywhere, so I am excited to see how 5G is going to move this forward (my inner tech geek is also interested in how nanotechnology is enabling us to process more and more data, quicker and faster!), particularly with devices and IoT.

      I work with a lot of businesses that are platform/app/SaaS based, as well as e-commerce and healthtech, and am amazed by all of the different and innovative things they are working on, including in wearables.

      I also like to follow the trends in film/tv content that we like to consume and my feeling is that (perhaps none too surprisingly) it seems like we are moving more toward people wanting to watch things that are feelgood. I really admire how productions have continued throughout the pandemic.

      Although not strictly tech or media companies, I also work with, and know, people who run events businesses and would like to do what I can to help support them through these tough times.

      3. How have you found joining Healys remotely?

      It has been great, although I am actually working from home at the moment everyone has made me feel so welcome – I am looking forward to the day I can see everyone in person.

      4. We are all currently working through rather unusual times. What have you found useful to keep focused and motivated?

      Last year I felt privileged to help some businesses pivot and/or move online, it helped to feel like I was supporting people (in my own way) through these tough times. Also, I am part of a couple of networking groups that meet online and are about sharing our issues and asking other members for help, so they are very supportive and collaborative.

      I have also been inspired by the staff and volunteers at Possability People (for whom I am a trustee) who have continued to support disabled people in the local area, especially as disabled people have been one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.

      It makes me appreciate that I am lucky enough to have people who live nearby, so we can meet up at a social distance (all within the current rules of course!) and grab a coffee from our local independent coffees shops, where people are friendly too. For me the pandemic has really highlighted the importance of people.

      This helps me to focus on the now, to stay positive and to try and make the most of each day!