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Business and private client legal services

Druces LLP is a City of London Law Firm with international coverage.

2017 marks a very special milestone for Druces. We are celebrating 250 years since the firm was founded in the City of London.  Visit www.druces250.com now to stay up-to-date with everything we are doing to mark our 250th anniversary year.

Our firm

We have in-depth knowledge of our clients’ business sectors and the markets they operate in. We understand our clients’ businesses, identify their need and provide commercial solutions. Our standards and the way we work with our clients are set out in our approach. Our business clients include start-ups and SMEs, partnerships, LLPs, companies, larger corporates and multi-nationals, financial institutions and private banks. We also act for individuals in business and in a private capacity, providing them with a wide range of advisory services. We provide advice internationally, including through our membership of the Alliance of Business Lawyers.

Corporate & Commercial

Our corporate & commercial team provides services for commercial transactions; corporate services, listings, structures and re-organisations; mergers & acquisitions, disposals, and start-ups; finance and financial services; corporate investment; cross-border transactions; intellectual property; tax; corporate turnaround, restructuring and insolvency; employment and business immigration.

Banking and Finance

Our finance lawyers have a wealth of experience advising investment banks, clearing banks, overseas banks and financial institutions, private equity and hedge funds, sharia’a compliant institutions and borrowers.  The team focuses on acquisition finance, corporate lending, sharia’a compliant and Islamic finance transactions, trade finance, distressed debt, refinancing, restructuring and property finance.  The team also advises on contentious matters including banking disputes, recovery issues and trade finance disputes.

Property

We have a large and experienced commercial property team specialising in commercial transactions; development; management; finance; investment & syndicated property investment; construction and contentious construction; planning & environment; and litigation & dispute resolution.  We also specialise in residential transactions and enfranchisement and taxation relating to property.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our litigation and dispute resolution team provides advice and representation in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court  in relation to company, commercial and contractual disputes; partnership and shareholder disputes; and professional negligence claims; We also have an established international arbitration practice focusing on trade, commerce and international investment treaties. We provide mediation services. We also specialise in resolving commercial and residential property disputes and litigation.

Private Client

Our private client team provides advice in respect of tax and trust issues, estate management and planning; charities; Wills and probate; contentious probate including litigation and dispute resolution relating to Wills, estates and trusts; and international private client services.

Legal 500

We are recommended in Legal 500 for a number of our services.

We look forward to speaking to you.

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