Start Ups

We are often involved from the outset in helping our clients ensure their businesses are structured efficiently and that their IP is protected properly from the start, while creating a flexible approach to pricing which reflects their stage of business life.

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Working closely with our specialist media team, we have developed a reputation as a ‘go to’ firm for media and tech sector deals, regularly acting for digital content businesses. Recent deals include the £60m merger of two leading online estate agency business.

In the hospitality and leisure sector we recently advised on the sale of a flagship London restaurant, and continue to advise a rapidly expanding group of European hotels.

Our strong reputation in the real estate sector ensures a steady flow of instructions, and we are often called on to advise major institutional and private investors on corporate and real estate transactions.

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Small Cap Network

Hamlins has been lead sponsor of Small Cap Network over a number of years, since the establishment of the group. As we undertake regular transactions for companies, nomads and brokers in the small cap arena and are committed to the …

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Successful negotiation of a  brand licensing arrangement enabled a subsequent £60 million merger transaction between longstanding client GPEA (the parent company of the Guild of Property Professionals and Fine & Country) and easyProperty. The merger is highly disruptive in the …

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Quoted Companies Alliance

Hamlins is a committed member of the Quoted Companies Alliance and our lawyers participate in their Legal Expert Group. The Quoted Companies Alliance is the independent membership organisation that champions the interests of small to mid-size quoted companies. They campaign, …

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We regularly advise on:

    • Formation of companies or limited liability partnerships
    • Governing relationships between the entity, its members and its officers through shareholders’ agreements, LLP agreements and articles of association
    • Equity and loan investment and funding by way of crowdfunding, angel investment, VC funding or bank funding
    • Protection for intellectual property ownership and rights
    • Employee share schemes and incentive plans
    • Commercial agreements with customers and suppliers
    • Blockchain and ICO
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The ‘clever and commercial’ practice head Daniel Bellau has experience of a wide range of industries, including the hotels and leisure, real estate and TMT sectors.

Legal 500 2019

The team is ‘excellent at partner and associate level’.

Legal 500 2017 - Flotations

The ‘supportive, responsive and commercial’ team at Hamlins LLP delivers ‘quick, accurate draftsmanship’.

Legal 500 2017 - M&A

‘Knowledgeable, friendly and excellent value for money’, the department counts real estate, leisure, technology and media as key sector strengths.

Legal 500 2017 - M&A

Analytical’, ‘generous and very approachable’ practice head Daniel Bellau is ‘extremely service-oriented, very commercial and excellent at identifying the key areas of negotiation and risk’.

Legal 500 2017 - M&A

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