What we do: Corporate restructuring legal services
Our corporate restructuring solicitors work with you and with our insolvency specialist partners to provide a comprehensive range of restructuring support services which can play a pivotal role in turning around the fortunes of any company struggling with debt or performance concerns. By providing the guidance and insight that comes from working with expert lawyers, we can support your business through this complex and sensitive process.
As a full-service law firm, in addition to their own specialist advice our team can also call upon the knowledge of our other legal specialists across banking and finance, employment law and commercial law to provide you with informed and considered expertise for a seamless and holistic solution.
Working closely with our specialist insolvency partners, we can advise and represent any company or business stakeholder seeking advice on:
- Advising and representing distressed companies
- Bankruptcy litigation and enforcement
- Capital reduction
- Cash management and generation
- Company administration
- Company restructuring strategies (including company reorganisation, dilution of share capital, or de-mergers)
- Company Voluntary Arrangements
- Company contract review
- Customer or supplier insolvency
- Debt refinancing
- Debt and asset tracing
- Distressed debt trading
- Enhancement of security
- Impaired loans
- Insolvency procedures
- Insolvency litigation and enforcement
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Rescue planning
- Restructuring structured and leveraged finance
In addition to directly helping with pressing issues, we will help to determine the optimal strategy for restructuring or insolvency. In cases of contentious matters, we will recommend an approach which balances risk, costs, time and reputation.
As trusted, friendly lawyers, our team will take the time to listen to your concerns and business objectives, putting together a number of options and drafting a strategic restructuring plan which meets your goals. At all stages throughout the resolution, we will provide expert legal support and guidance in a clear and objective manner.
Don’t forget to check the corporate area of our advice centre for more information, including: What happens to the assets of a dissolved company? and Who gets paid first in insolvency?
Who we help: Companies seeking support
As debt restructuring lawyers, our clients include:
- Corporate entities
- Lending institutions, including banks and asset-based lenders
- Insolvency specialists
- Pension schemes
We are able to work with all business stakeholders, including senior executives, directors and boards, shareholders, lenders, debt and equity investors, banking and finance companies, finance professionals, and accountants.
Why choose us? Our corporate restructuring solicitors’ expertise
Our team of corporate restructuring solicitors have all been recruited from top 100 law firms or large international businesses. Find out more about the lawyers who can help you:
Abby Watson is a corporate solicitor, specialising in private equity investments, mergers & acquisitions, EMI share schemes, corporate finance and governance and more.View profile
Adam Kudryl is a Partner and Corporate & Commercial Solicitor at Harper James Solicitors, specialising in strategic investments, acquisitions and sales.View profile
Jas is a corporate partner at Harper James Solicitors, advising on corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital & investments.View profile
Stephen is an experienced corporate lawyer, with a career including time at DLA Piper and Pinsent Masons. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions and private equity work.View profile
Shubhu specialises in early-stage fund raisings, shareholder arrangements and M&A. Prior to joining Harper James she worked at Mills & Reeve and before that at Addleshaw Goddard and Slaughter and May.View profile
Commercial and Corporate Solicitor
Kate is a commercial and corporate lawyer, advising businesses from start-ups up to global companies on everything from investment and franchising to sale and purchase transactions, exits and much more.View profile
Callum is a corporate associate at Harper James, specialising in mergers and acquisitions and investments, as well as other corporate/commercial matters.View profile
Recovery and Insolvency Solicitor
Eleanor is an insolvency solicitor with over 20 years’ specialist knowledge in all aspects of insolvency, both corporate and personal, covering contentious and non-contentious matters.View profile
Our three transparent pricing packages are designed to give you the widest possible access to high-quality legal advice, whatever the size and nature of your business:
Straightforward access to senior solicitors at a competitive rate.
An affordable solution for businesses needing one-off legal support. Receive ‘City’ partner-level expertise at a fraction of ‘City’ prices.
Have legal peace of mind for £189 per month with additional support from £125 per hour.
A monthly subscription legal support package specifically designed for start-ups and smaller businesses.
Providing you with priority access to a dedicated panel of highly experienced solicitors.
Fully account managed quarterly subscription service for businesses with more complex legal needs.
What our clients say
We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent service for clients, but don’t just take our word for it.
Our solicitor managed to balance a tricky restructuring with lots of moving parts to create a simple solution that has passed muster with our stakeholders!
James Harris, Co-Founder
Altairian Capital Holdings
We rely on Harper James to provide us with support across a full range of service areas, from commercial contracts and employment issues to fundraisings and investments. The team at Harper James are always available to provide us with cost effective, pragmatic and commercially focused advice.
Nick Holzherr, CEO
Over the years Harper James have helped us navigate complex legal issues and red tape, providing distilled options and legal consultancy that far exceeds the service levels we’ve previously experienced from more traditional law firms. The team act like our own in-house counsel so, regardless of which lawyer we work with, we feel supported and that they truly have our best interests at heart.
Michael Edwards, Co-Founder
Harper James are our trusted legal adviser and having them by our side at key moments in our business growth, knowing we are protected, is immensely reassuring.
Chris Mason, CEO