In today’s complex business world, clients require advisers who will challenge the possibilities of legal service delivery and approach matters through an innovative mindset and smarter ways of working. By combining our brand promise The Power of Being Understood with deep business relationships and by recognising client nuances in an ever-intensifying legal landscape, we are committed to providing an optimal and comprehensive offering.

At RSM we understand that clients require high quality legal services with increased efficiencies and collaboration across multidisciplinary teams. Whilst offering specialist expertise and professional advice all under one roof, we also recognise the value of providing a single point of contact to manage and co-ordinate our multifaceted service offering.

RSM’s legal service comprises talented, top tier lawyers from many legal practice areas who, in addition to being technically skilled, exhibit exceptional judgement and creative problem-solving skills – importantly they are also entrepreneurial in outlook and approach. This commercial acumen and skill set for advising the middle market, is what distinguishes our team from traditional law firms and other marketplace competitors.

For us, a tailored approach for the middle market means assisting entrepreneurs along every step of the way in their business journey. From the early phase (i.e incorporation of the company and its financing), to the growth phase (i.e joint venture agreements, mergers and acquisitions) and even in matters relating to litigation, credit recovery and restructuring.

 

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Our people

Our qualified and admitted lawyers are recognised within their respective jurisdictions as being experts in their field. We also have access to specialist HR (human resources) and labour practitioners. When required, we call upon other RSM colleagues to provide specialist tax and financial support for client projects.

Several RSM Member Firms also have legal specialists who are recognised as being in country experts in particular areas. These include people advisory, corporate reorganisation and wealth succession planning in England and Wales; black economic transformation services in South Africa; specialist inheritance law in Germany; real estate and banking services in Italy; specialist pre-litigation and litigation legal services in relation to tax disputes in France and mergers and acquisitions in Spain.

In addition to providing legal services, our advisers are often requested to present at conferences and seminars on current legal topics, teach in academia and many have published articles in leading legal journals.

Mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions are the cornerstone of the RSM legal service offering. RSM understands the need for businesses to merge or to acquire other businesses, as a mechanism to gain market share, to enter new markets or to invest in new technologies. These transactions become complex where cross-jurisdictional deals are concerned.

At RSM, our legal advisers can assist you through each stage of the transaction. From deal inception to business integration, we are there to help turn your business growth ambitions into a reality.

Corporate and commercial

Well-structured and commercially savvy corporate and commercial arrangements are key to the success of your businesses.  Addressing potential issues from the start can help you manage your risk and safeguard your interests, as well as avoid any potential disputes.

At RSM, our legal advisers will help enhance the value of your business by collaborating closely with you to ensure that you close the all-important deals and are equipped with value adding commercial solutions.

Employment and labour

Your people are your most important asset. However, RSM also understands that the right people should be employed in the right position to deliver growth. In addition, the economic shifts, a demand for global mobility and a flexible workforce, plus constant changes to compliance and legislation, mean that employment related challenges for multinational businesses are greater than ever.

At RSM, our legal advisers can work with you to provide unique solutions across a wide spectrum of employment related matters.

Restructuring, insolvency and business rescue

Any business requiring operational and strategic efficiencies, will require specialist legal (and tax) advice on its restructuring options and the implementation thereof. Similarly, any business in financial difficulty will require well-informed commercial and legal advice on an urgent basis to protect itself, its directors, shareholders, and other stakeholders, and to recover operationally where possible and restructure.

At RSM, our legal advisers can advise on, and implement, all aspects of the corporate restructuring, insolvency, or business rescue. Where required, we can also tap into our RSM colleagues specialising in tax and business restructuring.

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