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MKB Law provides bespoke legal services for commercial clients in Belfast and Northern Ireland. Whether you are an entrepreneur with a unique idea or an established business enterprise, the Corporate and Commercial Law team at MKB Law will provide clear legal guidance and pragmatic solutions designed to complement your business structure.

Our clients range in size from PLCs to micro-enterprises, allowing us to tailor our services to suit your business. With a diverse and discerning skillset, and experience in a range of provincial and international matters, our team will provide an unrivalled service to all commercial clients. Contact MKB Law to discuss your corporate and commercial needs today.

Setting up a business in Northern Ireland

MKB Law’s Corporate and Commercial Lawyers provide expert advice and insight for new business ventures in Northern Ireland as well as existing operations. The service provided by our Corporate and Commercial team is comprehensive. With over 20 years experience in Belfast’s commercial sector, we are excellently placed to advise on the instruction of third-party specialists, as well as handling the legal needs of your business from the earliest stage.

When you instruct a member of our Corporate and Commercial team, you will receive legal advice of the highest standard delivered in a clear, professional and jargon-free manner. We regularly advise clients on matters such as structuring, funding and taxation. Our comprehensive knowledge of the UK’s commercial regulatory frameworks mean that you can make informed choices when it comes to regulating relationships between your company, its shareholders and directors.

Our expert team will advise on the events that you will typically encounter, from business inception to attainment. Please view our Corporate and Commercial Brochure for more information.

Business Sale & Purchase

MKB Law advise business buyers and sellers of all sizes, and our team will work with you from the inception of the transaction through to completion and post-completion matters. We offer expertise in specialist sectors including hotels, restaurants, bars, residential homes and manufacturing companies.

While the transaction is based on the Sale and Purchase Agreement, there are other legal documents to consider and prepare. Our Corporate and Commercial team will assist with property leases, tax deeds, contracts, intellectual property rights, and funding arrangements. We also offer expert advice on business succession planning and have been trusted advisors to many undergoing this transition.

Franchising

Franchising is an effective way to expand a business into a more extensive network through the replication of a successful and proven business concept. MKB Law’s Business team will provide advice and guidance to franchisors on the suitability of a business concept and proposed structure. If you are a prospective or existing franchisee, our team can advise on a range of areas, specificially:

Franchise agreements
Property leases
Day-to-day business dealings
Employment matters

Our team may also provide legal advice for both buyers and sellers regarding Distribution Agreements, ensuring that the legal relationship is clearly understood from the outset to avoid any disputes.

Licensing

MKB Law advise clients across the leisure and licensed sector on a wide range of legal matters. We work closely with pub, bar, restaurant and other outlets to obtain all the necessary licences required to trade and to deal with any objections raised by third parties. Our team offer specialist advice in relation to obtaining a liquor licence, entertainment licence and amusement permits.

Once licensed, it is important to ensure the appropriate regulations are followed. MKB Law will advise clients around the statutory and regulatory framework connected to Liquor Licensing and gaming. We also help clients to alter the premises licence if the hours or activities are changing, or the layout is being amended and to transfer the licence on sale of a business.

Commercial Litigation

Disputes and disagreements that arise in the course of your commercial dealings can be disruptive to your business, potentially reducing productivity and causing damage to your reputation. The Corporate Lawyers at MKB Law take a focused and direct approach to resolve such disputes as swiftly as possible.

We aim to protect our clients’ businesses, helping to maintain professional relationships with customers, partners and stakeholders. Our Director-led dispute resolution practices allow issues to be identified quickly and settlements reached that offer the best outcomes for you.

Our Commercial Litigation Solicitors have a well-earned reputation for skill in litigation and advocacy, with a proven track record in successfully representing small and medium-sized businesses throughout Northern Ireland. We have a breadth of experience, representing clients in proceedings including:

Director and shareholder disputes
Commercial landlord and tenant disputes
Construction litigation
Breaches of restrictive covenants

Business Insolvency

MKB Law act on behalf of many organisations in relation to the complex problems that arise from dealing with corporate insolvency. Our team work with banks, insolvency practitioners, receivers, guarantors, directors, shareholders and borrowers. We can assist with matters such as:

 Company Restructuring
 Corporate Finance
 Corporate Recovery
 Company Administration
 Directors Duties

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Why instruct MKB Law?

MKB Law’s team of expert Business Law Solicitors are the perfect choice for corporate and commercial clients seeking comprehensive legal advice concerning their business operations and activities. We pride ourselves on taking an exceptionally personal approach, getting to know you, your business and your commercial objectives to provide a service that is uniquely tailored to your needs.

Contact our team today on: 028 9024 2450 or email us: info@mkblaw.co.uk 

Client Feedback

MKB Law have been the exclusive legal services providers to our group for over 25 years. They have provided specialist advice in many areas including all legal services for the Merchant Hotel. Their practical approach and professionalism has been invaluable to us.

Dr Bill Wolsey – Beannchor Group

MKB Law provides all legal services to our chain and have been extensively helpful in negotiating supplier terms and conditions. Their corporate and commercial team has the strength in depth and experience needed by a modern progressive business.

James Sinton – Little Wing Pizzeria

It can be a real minefield when new legislation is announced or when we want to create a new commercial contract. MKB Law’s Business and Commercial team has a wealth of knowledge and has advised me on these matters to find a workable solution for all.

Paul Taylor – Lynas Food Service

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028 9024 2450 or email info@mkblaw.co.uk

 

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