Get legal help with your corporate restructuring

If you’re considering corporate restructuring, perhaps because your business is in distress and you’re trying to avoid insolvency, you’ll need the legal assistance of a solicitor.

What is corporate restructuring?

Corporate restructuring is the process whereby financial and legal experts help reorganise a company at a legal, operational or ownership level to improve organisation or profitability.

For an under performing business, corporate restructuring is sometimes the key to keeping the company alive. 

Reasons for corporate restructuring can also include:

  • A change of ownership
  • A merger or acquisition
  • A demerger
  • Bankruptcy
  • Repositioning of the company.

What is involved?

The corporate restructuring process generally involves:

  • An initial investigation into the company’s finances to establish whether there is sufficient liquidity for restructuring to take place.
  • The creation of new forecasts that predict working capital more accurately.
  • Negotiation with key creditors.
  • The creation of revised business plans and agreements with creditors.

The process of restructuring will differ according to the needs of the company.

If a company is losing money fast, the focus may be to reduce tensions between the company’s debt and its equity holders in order to reduce financial losses.

If a company is struggling to pay its debts, financial advisers may be called in to restructure the way in which debts are repaid, to ensure creditors are satisfied.

This might involve the creation of a new schedule of debt repayment, or the negotiation of alternative forms of repayment for certain creditors, such as equity in the company in lieu of repayment.

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My company is under performing – what should I do?

Over time, businesses that achieve success early in their existence can grow in size and complexity, and it is easy for inefficiencies to creep in.

If your business is not in distress but you are seeking to reduce costs and improve efficiency, you may benefit from a form of restructuring known as corporate streamlining.

This process can help to make cost-saving improvements to your business in various ways, such as:

  • Disassociation with historic entities that no longer serve a purpose for your business.
  • Increasing the efficiency of departments that handle corporate governance and statutory obligations.
  • Making cost savings by reducing the amount of time spent on auditing, accounting and compliance.

Solicitors with experience in corporate restructuring, such as those First4Lawyers can provide, can be brought in to simplify the way your company operates and ensure that every element of your business is not hindered by unnecessary obstructions.

I need help with corporate restructuring – what should I do next?

Get in touch with our legal advisors.  They'll be able to discuss your situation and assess your requirements.  We can then match you up with an appropriate legal specialist.

Whether your business is in distress and requiring an urgent restructuring to retain viability, or if you are simply looking to streamline your business so that it becomes more efficient,  we have the legal expertise to meet your needs.

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  • Review your legal requirements for free
  • Recommend the most appropriate action based on your personal needs
  • Assign you a pre-vetted solicitor from our expert panel

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