Our Team act on a variety of complex and innovative financing transactions across a range of sectors.

With extensive experience of acting for lenders and borrowers, we have expertise in bilateral and syndicated lending, acquisition finance, secured lending, structured lending, project finance, trade finance, asset finance, restructurings and refinancings.

Work handled

  • Acquisition Finance

  • Asset Finance and Invoice Discounting

  • Bonds and Guarantees

  • Commercial Banking

  • Funding Arrangements

  • Investment Funding

  • Leveraged Financing

  • Project Finance

  • Property and Development Finance

  • Quasi-equity and Debt Structuring

  • Restructuring and Refinancing

Our corporate finance lawyers provide corporate finance advice to businesses at all stages of their development, from seed capital to flotation.

Our practice covers a wide range of disciplines including initial funding and structuring, M&A, private equity and public company transactions.

Our breadth of expertise and experience enables us to provide tailored, cost-effective and pragmatic legal advice.

Our clients range from start-ups, seeking initial funding and advice on structuring and shareholder relationships, to listed companies and multi-national businesses seeking further investment.

Our corporate finance lawyers also have considerable experience of taking businesses through an initial venture capital funding process and onwards to a sale or listing. Acquisitions or disposals in the course of a business life cycle are also a key feature of our work.

We are supporting our clients through a time of considerable change involving consolidation, increased state investment, and intensified funds and financing activity. In particular, we assist our clients in exploiting the potential benefits of increased connection between transport, real estate and infrastructure, including port developments, and in closing highly technical transactions and advising on future policy requirements. We are strong across all practice areas, particularly M&A, private equity, capital markets, regulation, litigation, international aviation and aircraft financing, bankruptcies and commercial matters. Together with our clients, we are charting the way ahead for the transport sector.

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Our Practices

Approachable and practical, at the outset we will identify the key legal issues and what your end goal is. Everything we then do is geared towards achieving that objective. If an aggressive stance is required or if the case calls for a more conciliatory approach, we can adapt to ensure a successfulloutcome.

Trusted and transparent, we are a long established, highly regarded and experienced team dealing with a broad range of disputes: managed, negotiated and, where necessary, rigorously litigated with our hallmark tough and unwavering focus. From multi-million dollars commercial disputes, to those involving private individuals - without fuss or jargon we will always keep you informed, you will always know where you stand and we will deliver for you.

Our Team specializes in all aspects of marine related legal advice to a national and international client base in both the commercial shipping and transport industry and the marine leisure sector. We strive to provide sensible, pragmatic and timely advice to clients in a cost effective manner.

Labour issus pertaining to Employers or Employees are effectively managed and These include the draftig of Labout Contracts, preparation of Labour Claims including representation at the Labour Office or Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and Courts of Law.

Our Family Team appreciate that a relationship breakdown is a traumatic event, they treat all issues with sensitivity and provide a tailored service to meet your needs.

  • Divorce and Separation

Our Family Law Team aims to make the process of separation or divorce as smooth as possible. We have considerable experience in helping you come to terms with separation or divorce, resolving financial issues, and issues over children and finances. Our lawyers will guide you through the separation process, advising you on your options and arrangements, or represent you through the divorce procedure. The main aim is ensure that our clients feel comfortable with and fully understand each of the systems and approaches, making this difficult time, a little simpler.

We specialize in assisting individuals, businesses, charities and public sector bodies in protecting, defending and exploiting their inventions, ideas, designs, creative works, trade marks and brands, so that they can benefit from their own work and investment.

Our experience covers a very wide range of different industries and sectors. We are recognized as having particular expertise in international trade mark portfolio management, intellectual property transactional work, technology sector work and intellectual property disputes.

We provide commercially sound advice, delivering commonsense as well as technical expertise. Our approach is straightforward: "Our clients' interests are our interests". This runs though everything we do.

  • Brands and Trade Marks

  • Designs and Inventions

  • Intellectual Property Audits

  • Intellectual Property Disputes

  • Intellectual Property Agreements and Transactions

Our criminal defence lawyers are astute, supportive and highly sophisticated, particularly known for our skill in providing strategic, sensible and practical criminal law advice and for our ability to keep potentially high profile cases out of the public eye.

People come to us when they are in trouble. They trust us to advise them throughout each stage of investigations and deliver the best result for them.

Those in the construction and engineering industries can feel secure in our team’s extensive knowledge and experience. Projects, Commercial Property, Public Law, Corporate and Banking Departments supplement the team, comprised of specialist Construction Lawyers and Engineering Solicitors.

Our team is recognized for its expertise, depth of resources and practical commercial approach and can help you find the most effective resolution to your dispute or issue. As well as Court proceedings we are actively involved in all forms of alternative dispute resolution and have considerable experience of mediation and arbitration. Many local, national and international clients ranging from business start-ups to multi-national companies, major banks, public sector bodies, utility companies, schools and colleges benefit from our commercial approach to business disputes.

The Restructuring and Insolvency Team has a great deal of experience in dealing with all types of Contentious and Non-Contentious Corporate, Personal and Cross Border insolvency issues

As well as acting for Insolvency Practitioners, the team also acts for others affected by insolvency, such as lenders, professional advisors, trade creditors, businesses and individuals.

Businesses evolve on a daily basis. In a changing environment, relationships with suppliers, customers, regulators and other stakeholders need to be carefully managed to ensure continuing profitability.

We deliver focussed legal advice on a wide variety of matters where businesses need to protect relationships and assets. Our commercial advice includes the negotiation, drafting and implementation of:

  • Contracts

  • Agency and distribution agreements

  • Licensing agreements

  • Franchise agreements

  • Partnership agreements

  • Finance leasing agreements

  • Terms and conditions

  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances

With the experience of dealing with a wide range of consumer issues and problems, we can help unravel the complexities of your situation and help you resolve your issue.

Have you bought a car or other expensive item which was clearly not fit for the purpose? Have you been charged for a service you did not receive? Have you purchased faulty goods or feel you have been a victim of fraud or mis-selling?

We can help to resolve these disputes quickly and have been repeatedly successful in winning damages for our clients.

Consumer Law is the area of law focused on consumer protection . We are able to advise you on all aspects of consumer protection, covering the sale of goods, product liability and instances where products have been sold from businesses not entitled to do so, as well as issues relating to distance selling and consumer credit.

You are the asset we protect

Even the most commercial, savvy negotiator can find their own employment issues tricky. We help individuals clarify their objectives and maximise their position throughout the employment process from recruitment and promotion to severance.

  • Common Employee Issues

  • Settlement Agreements

  • Contracts of Employment and Employee Benefits

  • Discrimination and Equal Pay

  • Dismissal

  • Employment Status and Agency Workers

  • Employment Tribunal Proceedings

  • Redundancy and Restructuring

  • Restrictive Covenants

  • Employee Home

Our corporate lawyers can help to set out clearly the terms of business which have been agreed with customers, suppliers and other parties, to deal with issues of particular complexity and risk, and to provide protection if things go wrong. We can advise on all documentation required to reflect the terms of the contractual and commercial arrangements of a business, including agency, distribution, supply, services and consultancy agreements.

We have vast experience in this area ranging from the most complex and detailed institutionally acceptable leases to advising on assured short hold tenancy agreements for residential property. We act for both landlords and tenants across the whole range of properties.

Applying commerciality in negotiating terms of leases is often key to enable transactions to be dealt with expeditiously so that deadlines on both sides are met and occupation is achieved in accordance with expectations. The Berg team is committed to ensuring that wherever possible expectations are not only met, but exceeded.

Drawing upon our depth of experience across the financial services sector and our detailed regulatory knowledge, we provide tailored advice on high-level and complex assignments.

Our approach to our financial institutions clients is holistic across the range of their legal requirements.

With substantial resources in the world’s leading financial centres and on-the-ground teams in many of the fastest growing emerging markets, we are perfectly positioned to help you realise your objectives wherever you are in the world.

Our capital markets practice covers the full range of capital markets products and incorporates specialists in debt and equity capital markets, derivatives and structured finance, securitisation, corporate trust and agency and high yield.

We have vast experience in this area ranging from the most complex and detailed institutionally acceptable leases to advising on assured short hold tenancy agreements for residential property. We act for both landlords and tenants across the whole range of properties.

Applying commerciality in negotiating terms of leases is often key to enable transactions to be dealt with expeditiously so that deadlines on both sides are met and occupation is achieved in accordance with expectations. The Berg team is committed to ensuring that wherever possible expectations are not only met, but exceeded.

Our Corporate and Commercial team handles a wide range of corporate transactions and company law related matters, acting for companies and businesses of all sizes from start ups to established national and international companies.

Our Team is known for providing pragmatic, rigorous and commercial advice in both the private and public sectors, to employers and some senior employees/executives in a range of litigious and non-contentious matters.

Our solicitors have considerable experience of supporting clients and advising them on all issues that can arise from beginning to end of the employment relationship.

The size and resource of our team means that we can support clients' HR needs wherever and whenever assistance is needed. Clients tell us that they value our approachability and willingness, our ability to understand their businesses and objectives. We offer competitive rates, flexible arrangements and value-added extras.

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