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London Legal Team of the Year (Large) at the STEP Private Client Awards 2014/2015


Farrer & Co has an ability to build and orchestrate a team really well, so everyone knows what role they're playing. They are so meticulous.


Our work for entrepreneurs is one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas in the firm. The challenges in this increasingly complex market are unique and plenty.  One of our key benefits is a desire to develop long-term relationships, gaining a full picture of you and your interests so that we can fully anticipate your needs.

We fully understand the risks and rewards of being an entrepreneur today and take pride in offering a market-leading service to some of the world's best.

We advise on all manner of private and business matters, such as:

Corporate matters – Our advice on corporate issues encompasses everything in the life span of your business, from setting up to selling off, and everything in between. That includes structuring, financing, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, creating new entities and tax-efficient investment structures.

Governance – Governance is about running your business properly. We can guide you through the complex regulations and good practice rules with minimum delay or conflict, whether you're undertaking a major transaction, setting up a new venture or simply ensuring ongoing compliance.

Private wealth services – Whatever your goals, we can help your money work for you. Be it the creation of trusts, private trust companies, groups of companies, limited partnerships, foundations, anstalts or stiftungs, our experience here is market-leading.

Succession planning – The right succession planning allows you to pass your business along to the next generation, worry-free. We can work with you on everything from trusts and inheritance tax to writing family constitutions and reviewing Wills.

Tax planning – Proper tax planning is fundamental to protecting your assets. We can help you create the most efficient structures and strategies to mitigate capital gains and inheritance tax, and to utilise business property reliefs.

Disputes – Should you be faced with a dispute, our specialist advisors can help, their expertise covers a wide range of areas including commercial litigation, defamation and reputation management to employment and personal family matters.

Employment – You are guaranteed to receive advice that is to the point, comes off the fence and is sensitive to your specific and wider needs.  We act for both employers and individuals, which allows us to advise you in either of these categories with a wider perspective and this is especially useful to an entrepreneur.

Commercial property – Whether for an investment or an office base, we can advise you on the financing, buying and selling of property – and the complex issues which may arise alongside. These can include planning, overage, equity sharing ground leases with development obligations, and funding agreements for forward purchases.

Philanthropy – whether you are setting up your own charity or charitable business, we can guide you towards achieving your goal, from laying the initial foundations to building your charity into a large and successful organisation.

We work alongside our Private Wealth specialists to assemble exactly the right mix of expertise, combining legal talent with commercial acumen to offer you a clear and practical strategy.

Our Entrepreneurs and Family Business group is headed by corporate partner Richard Lane, who is noted by Chambers UK for his "quality and experience".


13 July 2015 Q3 Commercial Forecast David Fletcher
27 May 2015 Non-UK residents: Capital gains tax reporting Diana Davidson
01 April 2015 Q2 Commercial Forecast David Fletcher
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