Corporate Law

At MacRoberts we work hard to ensure you get what you need from us.

Our corporate training programme can be tailor-made to match your requirements.  Our topics include: 

Directors
  • Directors’ Duties and Responsibilities
  • Good governance
  • Board Meetings
  • Board Committees
  • Board Resolutions/Decision Making
  • Disqualification as a Director
  • Insolvency Act
  • Wrongful and fraudulent trading
  • Protection from personal liability – practical steps to be taken
Company Secretaries
  • How do I act as a Company Secretary?
  • Duties and Responsibilities
  • Good governance
Shareholder Rights and Remedies
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Memorandum and articles of association
  • Unfair Prejudice
  • Rights attached to % shareholdings
  • General Meetings
  • Shareholder decision making
Business Structures
  • Companies
  • LLPs
  • Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures
  • Unincorporated Associations
Charities
  • Choice of legal form
  • Peculiarities of the Companies Act
  • Recognition as a charity
  • Charities Bill/Act/Legislative changes
  • Preservation of charitable status
  • Directors’ duties
  • Position of the charities commissioner
  • Governance issues
Investing in a Company
  • Debt or equity
  • Shareholder protection
  • Security
  • Board representation
Corporate Governance 
  • Directors
  • Shareholders
  • Company Secretary
  • Committees
  • Reporting
Joint Ventures
  • Choice of legal form
  • Costs and benefits
  • Exit strategies
Corporate Acquisitions and Disposals
  • Grooming for sale
  • Warranties and disclosures
  • Structuring the price
  • Project management
  • Doing the deal
  • Third party approvals
  • Shareholder approvals
  • Standard procedure/timetable
  • Usual suspects (causes of delay)
MBOs
  • Making the approach
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Financing the deal
  • Enhancing the management team
  • Shareholder approvals
  • Tax issues
  • Doing the deal
  • "MacRoberts were great partners in completing our first round of investment. Their knowledge and insights were key in securing a deal that worked for all parties."

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  • "It was a great experience working with the MacRoberts team. Their approach was helpful, informative and professional at all times as they guided us seamlessly through the process of establishing the 20/20 Employee Ownership Trust, preparing all the legal documentation for the share purchase and transition to the new ownership structure."

    20/20 Business Group Limited
  • "Right from the start, MacRoberts put the whole team at ease and guided us through the whole process with skill and professionalism. They were the pivot for us and made the whole process easy to understand and delivered for us a fantastic outcome."

    Quality Assured Property Maintenance Limited

123 Corporate Deals

Over the past year, our Corporate Finance team has been involved in over 123 corporate deals, as the deals market in Scotland continues to thrive.

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