Corporate and commercial

At Stephens Scown, we understand that businesses need help at every stage of their journey, from launch, to acquisition, to investment and growth, profit sharing and succession planning.

As a firm, we’re proud of our commitment to the South West and the industries that make it thrive, whether based here or globally. We combine commercial insights with specialist legal knowledge and work closely with our clients to truly understand what they need to achieve success – giving you the peace of mind you need to develop your business to its maximum potential.

We work with a diverse range of clients from mining companies like Strongbow Exploration to holidays parks and marine businesses.  Our corporate solicitors work closely with directors and business owners to deliver cost effective solutions to help achieve the businesses goals.

Why choose Stephens Scown for your business legal advice?

With our solicitors, you’re always guaranteed the personal and professional touch – and it’s not only us who think that. The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession ranks us number one for SME’s and praises our corporate and business law team for ‘Timely, proactive and clear advice.  Our clients are in safe hands with a team who understands the business pressures of getting a corporate deal done.

Our experience includes:

  • Advising Canadian company Strongbow Exploration Inc on the acquisition of the South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall.
  • Helping two Independent Financial Advisor firms sell their businesses to wealth planning firm Succession Group.
  • Advised clients regarding a complex share structures including EIS and SEIS schemes, company buy-backs, option arrangements and EMI schemes.
  • Advising on investments and co-investments of equity through funds, angels, the “crowd” and high net worth individuals.
  • Acted for a regional property developer on a complex financing arrangement with senior and mezzanine lenders.
  • EU procurement advice in connection with a multi million pound innovative public sector joint venture between a local authority controlled company and a local authority including the preparation of a Voluntary Ex-Ante Transparency Notice.

Our clients truly benefit from having a law firm that isn’t afraid to think a little differently.

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Catherine Carlton

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“Over the years, they have always provided us with the very best of service. As a result, we now deal with them in every area of their legal expertise, from HR to acquisitions.”

Steve Stokes, managing director of The Delivery Group

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