We have breadth and depth of experience across a range of different types of corporate transactions having worked for clients ranging from start-up businesses and entrepreneurs to large private and publicly traded corporates.
Whether or not clients are experienced deal-doers or involved in their first transaction, change of ownership deals can often be time consuming and pressurised. Our entrepreneurial, flexible, organised and free thinking style combined with an ability to build great relationships with all parties involved allows us to quickly drive deals to successful completions. Our ever growing international network also allows us to effectively assist with challenging cross-jurisdictional matters.
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Some of the areas we cover and services provided are as follows:
– Acquisitions, mergers and disposals of business assets and company shares;
– Company formation and constitutional issues;
– Corporate governance and company administration;
– Corporate finance, including advising on all types of equity capital fundraisings from smaller angel and venture capital investments to initial public offerings;
– Directors service contracts and non-executive directors appointment letters;
– Due diligence exercises;
– Financial services regulatory and compliance matters;
– Joint ventures and alliances;
– Partnerships and LLPs;
– Public takeovers and blue book advisory work;
– Private equity transactions, including leveraged management buy outs and buy ins;
– Reorganisations, schemes and demergers;
– Share buybacks;
– Share option agreements; and
– Shareholders agreements.
Our experienced, trusted team is on hand to help
The Jonathan Lea Network comprises a talented and passionate team of legal experts who are dedicated to go above and beyond for their clients. Whether you are looking for straightforward legal advice to resolve a simple matter, or need several lawyers of mixed experience and specialisms to work together on a complex multi-party case, we are here to help and always aim to exceed your expectations.
Superb- excellent advice delivered promptly and without unnecessary complexity. In particular, I'd like to thanks Radosveta and Callum for their excellent work.
Great help from Jonathan Lea Network, in particular Kent Reynolds and Radosveta Stoeva who went to great lengths to understand my story and formulate a great legal response. I would recommend them to anyone if they had a similar problem to mine
Kent Reynolds and Radosveta Stoeva have been extremely helpful in a number of legal cases that I have had to deal with.
The general advice and all subsequent action regarding a number of residential property, commercial property and company law cases I had, was fantastic and made the whole experience as pain free as possible.
Kent and Radosveta are very pleasant to work with.
I don't really want to leave a 5* review as would prefer to keep their superb, responsive service to our business! However I can confirm that Kent Reynolds offered superb and very fast advice in a contract negotiation which enabled us to agree some sensible contract amendments & get the deal signed. Excellent.
Received great support from the Jonathan Lea Network team, in particular from Ashley Wong, Paralegal. They quickly understood my needs, developed a sensible and pragmatic solution and prepared the supporting paperwork in a short timescale. Very efficient from start to finish and reasonable rates with no hidden costs. No hesitation in recommending.
Appointed Jonathan Lea to help us with a share subscription agreement and the level of service was a breath of fresh air. I specifically worked with Radosveta and I can honestly say every company needs a Radosveta. working with her was amazing.
Always happy to engage the services of this top team of professionals at The Jonanthan Lea Network who have helped dozens of my business clients with all aspects of their legal needs.
Professional, knowledgeable and responsive, the team has simplified complex issues and stayed on top of important deadlines to ensure the best outcomes for the entrepreneurs I work with.
Special thanks goes to Jonathan for leading a trustworthy and cohesive team that genuinely cares about its clients, and to Callum Ritchie and Reina Menezes D'costa for their high-quality and reliable support.
Working with Jonathan Lea and in particular Callum Ritchie has been a great experience. The attention to detail; meeting tight deadlines; and, conducting consistently thorough and timely communications - these were all at a very high standard. Would recommend their/his services highly.
Patricia Kruijer Trijbits
I have had the pleasure of undertaking a month-long internship at The Jonathan Lea Network, which really has significantly boosted my enthusiasm to complete my SQE exams and become a fully qualified solicitor.
I am also delighted to join JLN as a full time paralegal from February!
Sarah Lungley coordinated successfully setting up our Share Options EMI scheme, backed by Jonathan Lea personally and supported by Graeme Burnham (Complete Accounting Solutions) as the accountant in the team.
Please note that this team approach, bringing legal and accounting specialists together, worked well for us.
For us, being totally new to EMI share options, we were very professionally led through the process, our many questions answered - at the outset and en-route.