Buckworths has a vibrant team of exceptionally talented and driven individuals who apply their experience and expertise to offer commercial and practical advice to clients. The team handles difficult issues sensitively whilst remaining focused on protecting clients’ interests and needs.
Buckworths knows that no two clients are the same. As a result, the team spends time getting to know their clients’ businesses and the issues that matter to them. They successfully combine practical commercial awareness with a deep understanding of the commercial issues impacting clients to give a highly personal and focused service.
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.
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.
Fashion and Fashion-tech
We work with some of the most innovative startups in the fashion sector. These include brands, businesses in the fashion rental and swapping space, supply chain businesses and tech businesses providing e-commerce solutions, supply chain software and data analytics solutions.
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.
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.