Buckworths advises clients in a number of sectors as follows:
Technology – Buckworths is a specialist in advising technology businesses on a range of legal and commercial issues. 75% of our clients are tech (including fin-tech, med-tech and bio-tech) companies. We routinely advise on fundraising, tax reliefs, commercial issues, brand protection and intellectual property. Our clients range from startups to medium sized businesses with many of them doing some of the most innovative things in their sectors.
Blockchain – We advise some of the leading and most innovative Bitcoin businesses in the UK. Leveraging this experience, we are working with a number of startups looking to bring blockchain to other sectors. This understanding of blockchain is unique within small firms and is a specialty that we believe will be of increasing value to our clients over the next few years.
Fin-tech – We advise a large number of fin-tech companies both in the UK and abroad. These include both FCA regulated and unregulated businesses. We advise on the full range of commercial and regulatory issues applicable to these businesses.
Restaurants and hospitality – Our team has a strong record advising restaurants and hospitality businesses on raising equity investment using tax reliefs, securing debt funding and negotiating commercial leases for their premises. We have acted for a range of successful restaurant startups including on the subsequent exit of the founders and investors.
Bio-tech and med-tech – In addition to assisting with commercial documentation and investment rounds, we can help biotech and pharma startups with the complex issues involved in securing compliance for SEIS and EIS. Our dedicated experts can advise on how to satisfy relevant “intangible asset rules” applicable to these schemes as well as the negotiation of licensing and development agreements.