In contrast to an Asset Purchase Acquisition, a Share Purchase is more onerous for a purchaser and advantageous to a seller. When acquiring a business by share purchase, the purchaser buys the entire share capital of the target and takes on the target company lock stock and barrel. This includes all liabilities of the target company and in particular the tax history. The purchaser’s legal protection is found in the warranties and indemnities that make up the main part of the share purchase agreement known as the SPA.

In terms of taxation, a seller may benefit from certain tax reliefs when the deal is structured as a share purchase. Our commercial team work with your professional advisers in order to maximise your tax position on acquisition.

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From sale agreement to completion in one month for our commercial property, really good smooth personal service. I highly recommend.

22/05/2019
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“AMD, especially Laura, have been amazing! Laura has been incredible, clearly knows what she’s doing and is very knowledgeable about the law too! She is patient, always responds to calls and emails and we couldn’t recommend her, and her team, more highly!”

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Dear Grant

A massive thanks to you and Ana for drawing up Zanshin Film’s Terms and Conditions. You both listened carefully to, and completely understood a few very industry specific requirements that I had, and these have been integrated into the legal-speak !
I feel very confident going into new jobs now, knowing that I have a watertight, and if needed, enforceable set of Terms and Conditions.

Nathan Lomax-Cooke
Zanshn Films LTD

09/09/2019
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