Company Law

Axiom’s members act in the full spectrum of company law issues, including:

  • Company acquisitions or disposals: we provide advice both in relation to the structuring of transactions and in relation to disputes arising from post-completion issues, such as breach of warranties, payment and calculation of earn-out consideration or compliance with restrictive covenants
  • Shareholders’ disputes: the most common action in this area is the minority shareholders’ action for unfair prejudice in terms of section 994 of the Companies Act 2006. But complex disputes between shareholders also arise outside that context
  • Actions relating to directors’ duties: these can be stand-alone actions (such as actions regarding gratuitous alienations and unfair preferences) or can arise during disqualification proceedings

We also advise and represent companies, creditors and shareholders in relation to corporate restructurings, schemes of arrangement and reductions of capital and a wide range of corporate finance matters.  There tend to be related legal issues regarding tax and pensions which are part of our service to clients.  Whatever the issue, contentious or non-contentious, Axiom Advocates’ members have the experience to advise you.

A “leading stable in Scotland for company law”. Axiom’s members include some of the pre-eminent Scottish practitioners in corporate transactions and disputes, and also in the field of solvent and insolvent restructurings.

Axiom’s members have “extensive experience in all manner of advice and disputes relating to the operation, sale and purchase of companies”.  Chambers and Partners.