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Insolvency and Distressed Business

At Clarke & Son, we advise sellers and buyers in transactions where the seller or target company face financial difficulties which necessitate quick sales or other restructuring.

In these situations fast response times, availability and a commercial and pragmatic approach are essential.  We often work with other professionals such as Insolvency Practitioners and tax experts from our well-established network of professional contacts to ensure our clients receive the comprehensive advice they need.

Examples of areas of work undertaken are:

  • “Distressed” sales of businesses or subsidiaries, acting for sellers or buyers
  • Sales out of administration and administrative receivership for insolvency practitioners
  • Purchases out of insolvency by management teams, trade buyers or private equity-backed buyers
  • Corporate advice for directors and shareholders on the potential impact of insolvency law and advice as to duties in the face of a threat of insolvency
  • Corporate advice for companies undergoing a restructuring  process
  • Advising on corporate law issues during any insolvency process including administrations, administrative receiverships, LPA receiverships, company voluntary arrangements, members voluntary liquidations or creditors voluntary liquidations
  • Assisting creditor clients in the recovery of debts from distressed companies

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Our Corporate and Commercial team are on hand to assist with a range of business enquiries, get in touch to book an appointment.

Corporate & Commercial Team

Corporate & Commercial Director
Corporate & Commercial Solicitor
Corporate & Commercial Solicitor
Trainee Solicitor
Legal Secretary

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If you have any questions or would like to enquire about one of our services, please fill in the enquiry form below and one of the team will get back to you.