Corporate and Commercial

Our team provides legal services to businesses of all sizes across every sector. Clients range from owner-managed start-ups to PLCs, as well as professional partnerships and bodies.


We advise on a variety of corporate and commercial transactions and agreements, including:

  • Acquisitions and disposals
  • Investment in privately owned companies
  • Commercial contracts, shareholder agreements, software and IP licences, joint venture and LLP agreements
  • Technology licensing
  • Distribution agreements and outsourcing contracts
  • Start-ups

Recent transactions

  • Acting for an AIM listed SMS aggregator on its takeover
  • Establishing a £125m property fund and advice on fundraising
  • Acting for a mobile comparison website on its latest VC investment
  • Setting up a new TV production company
  • Acting for a non-UK ISP on its acquisition of a UK satellite company
  • Advising one of the UK’s largest privately owned companies in defeating an opportunistic hostile takeover bid
  • Advising two listed US groups on numerous acquisitions and distribution of assets


Matthew Cowan, Partner
0207 404 9400


  • “Tattersalls are Europe’s largest and the world’s oldest bloodstock auctioneers. Bracher Rawlins has acted for us for many years, since it was first formed by Alan Bracher and Simon Rawlins, and provides us with expert legal advice on bloodstock and other commercial issues. The firm’s advice is clear and practical and its lawyers are responsive to our needs. Because Bracher Rawlins understands how our business works it makes a significant contribution to our success. We are pleased to recommend them.”

    Tattersalls Limited, Europe’s Leading Bloodstock Auctioneers
  • “Bracher Rawlins always deal with our business matters both promptly and efficiently. They are an integral component in our business success.”

    James Taylor
    Managing Director, MixIt Concrete Supplier
  • “Dorel is a global company that designs, manufactures and markets a variety of nursery products and uses Bracher Rawlins in the UK for its legal requirements. Bracher Rawlins understands our business and provides prompt, efficient and comprehensive commercial advice as and when we need it.”

    Andrew Ratcliffe
    Managing Director, Dorel UK
  • “We have worked with Bracher Rawlins on matters relating to commercial, property and employment matters. What we particularly like about working with Bracher Rawlins is the close day-to-day contact with the partners.”

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