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Corporate and

Corporate and Commercial

Businesses of all kinds can benefit hugely from expert professional help at every stage of their journey – from start-up and expansion through acquisition, debt or equity fundraising to succession and exit planning issues.

At Stephens Scown, we advise clients of all sizes across the UK and are one of the largest law firms in the South West. We combine commercial insights with specialist legal knowledge, and work closely with you to identify and implement what you need to secure growth and success.

Sector-spanning legal expertise 

We work with a diverse range of clients across a variety of sectors including Cornish Metals Inc., Imerys and St Austell Brewery. Our corporate solicitors work closely with directors and business owners to provide tailored and cost-effective strategies to achieve their business ambitions.

Why choose Stephens Scown for your business legal advice?

We pride ourselves on the personal and professional touch that has brought us and our clients such success over 70 years. Our team is ranked Tier two by Legal 500 (2024) and Band one by The Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession (2024) who praise our “established corporate team with a strong focus on acting for local SMEs and family-owned businesses, while also providing representation to several national companies.”

Several safe pairs of hands

Our experienced Corporate and Commercial team fully understands the business pressures inherent in timely and successful business law advice.

Our experience includes:

  • Cornish Metals Inc. on its recent listing on London’s AIM market and an oversubscribed £8.2 million equity fundraise.
  • the sale of Cornish Premier Pasties to Prima Bakeries Ltd
  • the sale of Carters Packaging to Macfarlane Group PLC
  • acting for a local authority owned group in connection with a £20m services agreement
  • specialist support to IFAs looking to expand through mergers and acquisitions or sale advising firms controlling over £1.5bn of funds under management, and released over £50m to clients.
  • the transition of international recruitment firm Damia Group to employee ownership
  • advising clients on 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, angel investors, crowd-funding, and high net worth individuals
  • acting for a regional property developer on a complex financing arrangement with senior and mezzanine lenders.

Whatever the requirement, every client benefits from having a law firm that isn’t afraid to think a little differently to achieve the best possible results.


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