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Corporate & Commercial

Our corporate and commercial team is headed by Maddox Legal founding partners Joss Alcraft and Mark Archer.

We serve a diverse client base that includes multinational corporations, financial institutions, private equity firms, start-ups, entrepreneurs, and high-net-worth individuals. Our clients span across various sectors, including finance, technology, energy, real estate, healthcare, and manufacturing. Regardless of the size or nature of the client's business, we are committed to delivering tailored solutions that align with their strategic objectives.

We advise clients on a full range of corporate and commercial matters, including but not limited to mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, joint ventures, private equity transactions, banking and finance (acting for borrower and lender), corporate restructuring, securities offerings and general corporate advisory. Our expertise extends to handling complex cross-border transactions, negotiating commercial agreements, and providing strategic guidance on corporate restructuring and reorganization.

We believe in building strong and enduring relationships with our clients. Our approach is characterised by open communication, active collaboration, and a keen focus on delivering exceptional client service. We take the time to understand our clients' businesses, challenges, and goals, enabling us to provide practical and commercially sound advice.

In a rapidly evolving corporate landscape, our Corporate Department remains committed to staying at the forefront of legal developments and industry trends. Our lawyers actively contribute to thought leadership initiatives, participate in industry conferences, and engage in continuous professional development to enhance their knowledge and skills. This dedication allows us to provide up-to-date advice and innovative solutions to our clients.

  • Cross-border and mergers and acquisitions
  • Shareholders' agreements
  • MiFID, MiFID 2, FSMA, S.21, FCA authorisation, and change in control applications
  • Private equity
  • Banking and Finance
  • LLP agreements
  • International and UK joint ventures
  • Pre-incorporation structuring advice
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Establishment of corporate vehicles
  • Commercial Agreements including master service agreements, loan documentation and other complex business documents
  • Partnerships and fund subscription (both UK and international)
  • Capital markets see practice area & Equity, debt and fund listings on London and European markets see practice areas for further information
  • Corporate Regulatory Matters (see here)

The Corporate and Commercial department prioritises building strong and lasting relationships with its diverse client base, which includes multinational corporations, financial institutions, private equity firms, start-ups, and entrepreneurs. By understanding their specific needs and objectives, the team offers tailored legal advice and strategic guidance to support clients in achieving their business goals.

The lawyers in the Corporate and Commercial Department work collaboratively with other practice areas within the firm, such as property, employment, intellectual property, and regulatory teams. This interdisciplinary approach ensures comprehensive and seamless support to clients, addressing all legal aspects relevant to their transactions and operations.


Usually overlapping with corporate activities our thriving commercial team seek to become our clients trusted strategic partners in business. Our expert practitioners will guide you through the legal, regulatory and operational landscape to meet all your needs.

Advising on master services agreements, confidentiality and licences.

Corporate Finance

The firm frequently works with corporate finance houses often being required to give advice to investors or the company directors' receiving investment.

Advising companies and/or directors entering into Loan Agreements, repaying bridging finance and/or financing operational credit (including export finance).

Risk and Compliance

Our specialist practitioners are often selected to act for directors, shareholders or companies in relation to governance and compliance issues.

Frequently advising on GDPR, Bribery Act, Listing Rules, FCA regulations and other policy and procedure matters effecting a business.

Capital Markets

Our Capital Markets department is headed by founding Partner Mark Archer and is renowned for its expertise in a wide range of capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), secondary offerings, debt issuances, private placements, securities offerings, and structured finance. We advise clients on both domestic and international transactions, leveraging our in-depth knowledge of the regulatory frameworks in different jurisdictions. Our team possess a keen understanding of complex financial instruments, such as equities, bonds, derivatives, and securitization, enabling us to navigate intricate market dynamics effectively.

Corporate Team

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Joss Alcraft

Senior Partner

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Mark Archer

Managing Partner

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Alex Gerver

Senior Consultant Solicitor

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Peter Brown

Senior Consultant Attorney

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Sacha Withey

Trainee Solicitor

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