Corporate Advisory

Our corporate advisory offering covers all other corporate transactions, governance, and company secretarial work.

Alongside M&A, private equity and venture capital, we have a busy corporate advisory function – we regularly advise on joint venture transactions, corporate reorganisations and demergers.

Joint ventures

Joint ventures are often complex, and our team is known for its expertise and commercial approach to implement the right structure to balance all parties’ goals.

Reorganisations and demergers

We take a collaborative approach when it comes to reorganisations and demergers, working with tax advisors to find the optimum structure for our client’s end goal. Whether it’s to de-risk or prepare for an acquisition or disposal, our team will work with our specialists to look at the big picture, giving consideration to potential investors, funders or purchasers within the relevant legal and regulatory framework.

Corporate governance and shareholder arrangements

Corporate governance is essential for any business and our team of lawyers assists companies of all sizes with their governance on an on-going basis.

We work with boards to ensure they are meeting their legal requirements and regularly provide training on directors’ duties and best practice. We work with companies and shareholders to ensure appropriate protection is in place via shareholders’ agreements, articles of association and other governance documentation.

Company secretarial

Every company has substantial record keeping obligations and the consequences of non-compliance can be severe.

Our team has years of experience providing company secretarial support and knows the law. We can tailor the level of our support to match the needs of the business.

2023 | Deals review

Our Corporate and Private Equity team has had a busy year, working with some of our amazing clients on over 46 deals with a total deal value of more than £500 million.

Watch the video to find out more about the deals we’ve been busy with and what some of our clients had to say about us.


  • Terrafend is a fast growing, venture capital backed sustainability company. Consequently, many of our transactions are diverse in nature and have tight execution timetables. In Sarah, we found the ideal legal counsel to guide and support our business growth. She has a strong understanding of corporate finance, great attention to detail and an innovative and pragmatic thought process – imperative for early stage businesses who have to ‘get things done’, without compromise and to the highest possible professional standards.

    Benjamin Reid | Chief Executive Officer

  • Gareth, Mel and all of the team at Capital Law have been fantastic – they provided pragmatic advice and calmly guided us throughout the process.

    Steve Edwards | Founder and CEO

  • Gareth, Sara & the team at Capital Law have been a huge support for us in getting this deal done. Their advice, knowledge and project management have been invaluable. The team have been a real pleasure to work with and we look forward to working together again soon.

    John Cordrey | Private Equity Principal
    Foresight Group

  • I can’t recommend Capital Law enough if you are selling equity in your business. The team led by Gareth Williams-Davies were thoroughly professional and were able to offer a commercially balanced view on all aspects of the transaction. The breadth of skills within Capital Law allowed Gareth to bring in specialist colleagues when required and I could not have been represented better. Gareth’s calm and experienced tone was a great advantage during some of the trickier negotiations and he was a significant factor in completing the transaction.

    Paul Daly | Founder
    Energy Saving Lighting

  • Duncan is a highly experienced Private Equity and Corporate lawyer with the rare gift of pragmatic commercialism combined with the charm of the human touch and a fine dash of humour. He understands entrepreneurs, business people and investors. His capable & highly responsive team get to the nub of an issue and deliver swift practical results for clients. He is in huge demand and still first on my Speed Dial.

    David Williams | Senior Partner
    Dunedin Capital

  • The Capital team brilliantly led by Angelina always responded quickly when questions were asked and advice needed. A big thank you to all the team and I look forward to continue working with Capital in the future.

    Tom Bird | Executive Chairman