Our Corporate team advises public and private companies, owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs on a wide range of corporate matters including business structuring, mergers & acquisitions, public markets, corporate governance, private equity, corporate re-organisations, joint ventures, partnerships, limited liability partnerships and provides a company secretarial service.
The Corporate team has over 80 lawyers, including more than 30 Partners offering strength in depth and extensive transactional experience across the UK and overseas. In each of the last four years, we have acted on over 200 transactions.
Each transaction is led by a dedicated Partner who will adopt a solution focused approach to your transaction and give clear and straightforward advice to help guide you through the complex issues which arise.
We take the time to get to know you, and your business and personal aims. We aim to build long-term relationships, providing commercial as well as legal advice and this award-winning approach has helped us grow with our clients.
3rd June 2015
This week Malcolm McPherson, Senior Partner of HBJ Gateley, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from WeDO Scotland for his contribution to the Scottish entrepreneurial community. Malcolm was honoured to receive the award and commented:
6th May 2015
Just 16% of British adults expect their personal finances to get worse in the next six months, according to a long-running poll of British adults by ComRes and R3, the insolvency trade body. In Yorkshire and the Humber, the figure is 18%, only slightly higher than the national average.
19th May 2015
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13th February 2015
“The team at Gateley has real strength in depth and a lot of good support for all the things corporate finance teams need to draw on. They are very good at striking a blend between pragmatism and getting what the clients wants. They are very user-friendly, commercial, easy to deal with, and build strong relationships with their clients”
Chambers UK 2015
“Gets the job done without fussing and its advice is tailored to requirements. Their service is always partner-led, yet always demonstrates quality in depth”
Legal 500 2014
“They are a big enough firm to inspire confidence. Very commercial all the way through and very competent on all points. Advice is pitched at an appropriate level, with the correct balance between legal and commercial considerations. Above expectations: it invests a lot of time in clients”
Chambers UK 2014
“Gateley's full-service corporate practice advises on a high volume of transactions. The team is responsive and commercially sensible, never seeking to score points off the other side. They consistently provide excellent commercial advice in a timely fashion”
Legal 500 2013
“The responsive corporate team provides quick turnarounds and technical ability whilst maintaining a commercial mindset. They make transactions much smoother, they are very comfortable with commercial issues and don't spend time asking us to read a number of drafts. The team homes in on the nitty-gritty of what is important to a client. They are very good project managers. They have good strength in depth across disciplines and are a safe pair of hands”
Chambers UK 2013
“Top notch team”
Legal 500 2012
“We need lawyers who know their law, but also make a difference by applying their business intelligence to our objectives. The firm always impresses with its commercial attitude and straight forward approach”
Tim Watts, Pertemps