Our core Rubric team supports your corporate legal needs alongside the services you need to run your business.

Whether you’re starting out or planning your exit, we guide you through the process and give you comprehensive advice to help solve your unique legal challenges.


Completing on average £100 million worth of transactions per year, the Rubric team are experts in working with businesses and owners to capitalise on each success. We’re by your side from the excitement of start-up through the joy of growing your business to your arrival at the natural moment of exiting, profitably.

Our ambition is to build long-term client trust, with relationships that run deeper than the production of legal documents and advice on company formation, shareholders agreements, funding rounds, restructuring and acquisitions.

Buying and selling of businesses is often an intense process, so we step up with constructive, straightforward business law advice with timely, strategic and cost-effective solutions, always sticking to the promises in our Communication Charter.

You can relax knowing our knowledge of your sector underpins our ability to give you comprehensive, relevant legal advice and solve your unique legal challenges.

Our expertise

Our corporate team has particular expertise in the following:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Company law advice
  • Joint ventures
  • Reorganisations and demergers
  • Corporate restructuring

Mergers and acquisitions

Our mergers and acquisitions team provide legal advice on all aspects of M&A transactions for private corporate clients, investors and private individuals. Our collaborative approach allows us to take on a broad range of complex transactions. Our mergers and acquisitions lawyers’ expertise includes the following:

  • Private company acquisitions and disposals (shares and assets)
  • Business transactions and mergers
  • Complex restructurings and reorganisations
  • Equity investments

Our team delivers bespoke and innovative corporate advice with a strategic focus. Our expert corporate advice includes the following:

  • Company formation
  • Directors’ duties and responsibilities
  • Share buy-backs
  • Corporate reorganisations
  • Shareholder rights
  • Corporate governance
  • Company secretarial matters

Reorganisations and demergers

Our team has extensive experience of a wide range of reorganisations, capital reductions and demergers. We take the time to understand our client’s project and always work collaboratively with other professional advisers to ensure an efficient approach to the reorganisation or demerger.