Royds Withy King has a dynamic, forward thinking team of corporate lawyers with the technical knowledge and experience necessary to get deals done in a manner underpinned by a personable and friendly style.

We guide clients through all stages of their business lifecycle from advising start-ups on corporate structures and initial funding to venture capital investment and equity fundraising, strategic acquisitions and ultimate exit strategy. We are widely recognised by the independent Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 directories for our M&A and investment work.

Our clients include entrepreneurs, founders, management teams, institutional and high net worth investors as well as SMEs, large UK and international corporates and domestic and international banks.

We work across a range of industry sectors but have particular expertise working with clients in Financial Services, Health & Social Care, Life Sciences and Technology & Innovation markets.

We pride ourselves on providing the highest levels of client service and are focused on being responsive to your requirements, guiding you through transaction challenges and being the legal team you can trust.

Our main areas of expertise include:

  • Banking & Finance

    Our banking and finance team has a high level of specialist knowledge and experience on a broad range of financing transactions. Find out more…

  • Corporate Governance & Advisory

    Our corporate team provides a broad range of advice to clients on areas including Companies Act compliance and UK corporate governance requirements. Find out more…

  • Company secretarial lawyers

    Our company secretarial lawyers provide tailored, practical and effective support to our clients, whether establishing new companies or assisting clients in meeting the everyday legal obligations of their businesses. Find out more…

  • M&A

    Our M&A team works collaboratively with our clients and their advisers on all aspects of M&A transactions. Clients include entrepreneurs, institutions and high net worth investors. Find out more…

    We have also partnered with the Business School (formerly CASS) and others to produce the Headroom series, a thought leadership series looking at the psychological aspects of M&A deals. Click here to find out more.

  • Reorganisations & Restructuring

    Our corporate team is used to guiding clients through the complex legal issues arising on a corporate reorganisation or restructuring project. Find out more…

  • Share plans and incentives lawyers

    Our corporate lawyers advise on a wide range of short term and long term, HMRC approved and unapproved, employee incentive plans with a particular focus on EMI share schemes and Company Share Option Plans. Find out more…

  • Venture Capital & Private Equity

    Our specialist Venture Capital & Private Equity team supports academics, entrepreneurs, founders and management teams on venture capital investment and equity fundraising. Find out more…

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