The Hub, Attends Lawrence Stephens Event
News and Stories by Nino Severino
The Hub team were invited to the Lawrence Stephens event at BXR state of the art fitness facility in London. BXR counts world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua amongst the high-profile committee members who train at the facility, this was clearly obvious as several of his memorabilia items were placed around the gym.
The event was a very glitz and glamour affair, with attendees from almost every walk of sport, entertainment, finance and legals. It was an incredible opportunity to meet very interesting professionals, which ultimately led to a wide range of conversations.
It was obvious that the Lawrence Stephens had invested a lot of time, resources and planning into the event, with lots of demonstrations in the boxing ring, and an unlimited offering of food and drinks, the Lawrence Stephens team clearly know how to look after their guests.
Their services are clearly defined, and very comprehensive, offering legal support and expertise across the following portfolio:
They work on behalf of domestic and international lenders, borrowers and investors delivering straightforward advice. Irrespective of size or scope, they assist clients with commercial loan transactions, inter-creditor deeds, refinancing, and restructuring. Delivering solutions that meet their client’s needs, they make clear recommendations, providing a solid rationale that underpins their advice.
Across the construction, civil engineering and process engineering sectors, they have significant experience in advising on a wide variety of domestic and international projects: representing commercial and residential developers, lenders, contractors, architects, engineers and other professional consultants, investors and landlords.
This covers funding and development financing, preparing construction documentation for new builds, refurbishments and fit-outs, appointing professionals, and advising on contracts, insurance and guarantees.
Corporate and Commercial
From M&A, joint ventures and disposals to intellectual property, brand management and data protection, their commercial advice stems from understanding their clients’ businesses goals and drawing on their extensive experience in contracts and commercial agreements.
In taking a unique approach to legal and business challenges, they bring a creative, business-savvy approach to everything they do, however complex, and thrive on delivering the best results for their clients.
For a business or an individual, they recognise that the stakes can be high. They identify the issues in dispute, evaluate the strength of their clients’ position, and outline the available options for resolution. From risk analysis to crisis management, they can provide solutions every step of the way, delivered as swiftly as possible.
Their experience in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, on behalf of individual and corporate clients, makes them ideally placed to provide guidance and practical advice.
Relationship breakdowns are all too common. Their family law team recognises the anxiety and distress that often ensues. Approachable, empathetic and easily contactable, the Lawrence Stephens lawyers also have a commercial and realistic approach in offering strategic advice, guidance and support.
Private Wealth and Succession Planning
As regulation and reporting continue to increase, investment choices are becoming ever wider and client priorities more divergent. When successive generations grow progressively wealthier, estates are also becoming more complex. In this challenging environment for private wealth and succession planning, they work with clients to understand exactly what they want to achieve so that they can provide the best specialist advice in navigating these complexities.
Real estate remains an attractive option for domestic and international investors with competition for prime assets as strong as ever. Their deep understanding of the market enables them to advise their clients on property trends, legislative changes and potential opportunities, they can help their clients to boost the performance of their real estate.
Real Estate Financing
The real estate finance market has experienced significant change over recent years: increased regulation, new categories of lenders entering the market and notable changes to documentation. Their team of real estate finance and banking lawyers provide their clients with commercially astute legal advice on all aspects of property development and investment funding. This includes real estate finance and corporate lending for commercial and residential property, portfolio buy-to-let, development finance, healthcare, hotels and leisure, private client and Loan Market Association (LMA) work.
Regulation is constantly evolving across multiple sectors. For many businesses, that means the scope of regulatory demands is ever-increasing. As transparency increases so do the costs of non-compliance which can lead to both substantial fines and significant reputational damage. Businesses therefore need to adapt and adjust to the growing pressure from regulatory bodies. But understanding and navigating complex regulatory obligations is often challenging. Their regulatory team guides clients through every step of the process, delivering clear practical advice that minimises risk and keeps their business on track.
Sport and Entertainment
Competition in the world of sports and entertainment is often fierce. To compete effectively requires careful planning, constant innovation, and commercial expertise. They understand how to help clients develop their businesses, protect their interests and compete to win.
In acting on very high-profile matters, their team is often innovative, setting industry precedents and helping to break new ground. Across a diverse range of sports, they have significant experience in advising athletes, agents, managers, clubs, brands and other stakeholders – from promotional contracts and sponsorship deals to handling disputes and a wide range of complex regulatory matters.
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